Swedish prosecutor won’t appeal A$AP Rocky’s no-jail verdict
At long last, A$AP Rocky can put his problems in Sweden behind him.
A Swedish prosecutor said Tuesday he will not appeal a no-jail sentence for the Harlem-born rapper and his two bodyguards, who were found guilty of assault stemming from a Stockholm street fight on June 30.
Prosecutor Daniel Suneson said he was satisfied that the Stockholm District Court “dismissed the plea of self-defense, something that I believe was important to clarify in this case.”
The 30-year-old rapper — born Rakim Athelaston Mayers — and his bodyguards, David Rispers Jr. and Bladimir Corniel, were convicted of assault on Aug. 14 and handed “conditional sentences.” This meant that barring any similar offenses in the country again, they would not serve time in prison, though they had already been detained in Sweden for close to a month before their Aug. 2 release and return to the U.S.
A timeline of A$AP Rocky's assault trial in Sweden
Rocky was in town while participating in a European tour. During the trial, Rocky asserted that he tried to avoid getting into a fight with a pair of men, including 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari, who allegedly persistently trailed his entourage, and that one of the men provoked one of Rocky’s bodyguards.