STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A Swedish court has found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm.
The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he said were persistently following his entourage.
One of them picked a fight with one of Mayers' two bodyguards, the rapper told the Stockholm District Court.
The courts said the defendants "were not in a situation" where they were entitled to self-defense and that they "assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him."
As a result, the three defendants were "convicted of assault and sentenced to conditional sentences."
The lawyer for U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky says he is "disappointed" by the decision of a Stockholm court to find his client guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in the city.
Slobodan Jovicic says he had hoped for a "complete acquittal."
Jovicic told reporters that it was too early to say whether the ruling from the Stockholm District Court will be appealed.
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A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault for role in June 30 street brawl in Stockholm
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