A$AP Rocky was not in the country for the verdict — the rapper was released from Swedish custody and returned to the United States on August 2. He pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting Mustafa Jafari, claiming he was acting in self-defense when he was videoed throwing and punching the 19-year-old in Stockholm.
Two members of Rocky’s entourage, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were also found guilty in the case, and have also received suspended sentences.
The case attracted international attention and headlines, with United States President Donald Trump trying (and failing) to vouch for Rocky’s release.
Written By: Jordan Darville