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A$AP Rocky Found Guilty By Swedish Court — Here's What Happens Next For The Embattled Rapper

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Aug. 14 2019, Updated 2:46 p.m. ET

It's bad news for A$AP Rocky. The rapper has been found guilty of assault in Sweden. However, he will not have to serve additional time in jail following the verdict.

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The "Goldie" hitmaker, 30, and two members of his team were convicted of assault during a street brawl in Stockholm. The incident occurred on June 30.

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Stockholm District Court rejected the Rocky's claim that the threesome had been acting in self-defense during the fight.

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Ruling from the court stated, "Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack...Therefore, they were not in a situation where they were entitled to use violence in self-defense. Nor could they have perceived themselves to be in such a situation."

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Video of the altercation surfaced on social media last month. In a series of clips, the hip-hop star was followed by two men after he repeatedly asked them to leave him and his entourage alone. After his pleas were ignored, footage appeared to show Rocky throwing a man onto the ground.

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The New York native had been held in custody since July and was awaiting trial. The "Praise the Lord" singer released by Swedish authorities on August 2 and left the country soon afterwards.

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Swedish public prosecutor Daniel Suneson had stated during the trial that Rocky and his posses assaulted the victim by beating him with a glass bottle while he lay on the ground.

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The court ruled that damages of 12,500 Swedish Krona ($1,300 USD) be given to the victim. The defendants were also required to pay 80,610 Swedish Krona ($8,400 USD) to the victim's lawyer.

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The court came to the conclusion that here was too much conflicting evidence to determine conclusively if the trio had used the bottle to hit the victim.

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