American rapper, A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault during a Stockholm fight and was handed a suspended sentence.
The 30-year-old whose real name is Rakim Mayers was also ordered to pay damages to the victim.
On Wednesday, August 13, the Stockholm District Court handed the rapper and his two friends, who were also found guilty of assault, suspended sentences, which means they will not have to return to Sweden to serve time in jail.
The rapper was handed a suspended sentence after the court found that the assault was not “of such a serious nature” as to warrant more time behind bars.
Prosecutors asked the court to convict Mayers, 30, and sentence him to at least six months in jail. But Per Lennerbrant, the senior judge presiding over the case, said the prosecution failed to prove the extent of the seriousness of the attack.
“In regard to sentencing, the court finds that there are both aggravating and extenuating circumstances. In an overall assessment, the court finds that the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen,” stated the court on Thursday.
Due to the time the trio spent in detention in Stockholm before they were released pending the verdict, the court did not impose a fine. It did, however, order them to pay the plaintiff 12,500 kronor ($1,300) in damages, according to the judgment seen by The Local.
Asap and two members of his entourage “assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground. The artist also threw the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm,” the court wrote in a statement.
Mayers and the two others accused said they were acting in self-defense after being harassed by two men, including the alleged victim.
Mayers told the court earlier this month that he was sightseeing when his group was approached by two men who wouldn’t leave them alone. He said that his security guard pushed one of them away, at which point the men became more aggressive and Mayers got involved in the physical dispute.
The court rejected the defendants’ claim that they had acted in self-defense, saying they had not been in a situation where they were subject to an ongoing 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,” the court wrote.
“The overall evidentiary situation in the case has been complex. The prosecutor has not been able to prove that the victim was struck in the back of the head with a bottle or that he was in any other way assaulted with bottles. This has affected the assessment of the seriousness of the crime,” said the presiding judge Per Lennerbrant.
When You Are Loved And Treated Right, You Glow Differently : Moesha Buduong Praises Boyfriend
Moesha Buduong is a Ghanaian TV presenter, actress and model who is also known for granting a controversial interview to CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour on issues of sex, love and gender.
Many people have often wondered if Moesha Buduong is still dating sugar daddies.
In a recent post on her Instagram page, Moesha Buduong confirmed that she is in a serious relationship as she wrote that ; “When you are loved and treated properly, you begin to glow differently. I love my man.
I Like All Kinds Of Women, Slim, Fat, Short, Fair , Dark, Anything Goes : King Promise Reveals
Since he blew up in the music industry, singer/songwriter, King Promise, has been paired with some beautiful ladies including TV personality, Serwaa Amihere and the model from his ‘Abena’ music video.
The association with these two fair ladies has, however, raised questions on his women of choice when it comes to dating.
Speaking on Drive Time on Joy FM, the ‘Bra’ hitmaker revealed he does not discriminate between women.
“Fair, short, tall, thick, dark, it does not matter to me. Anything goes as long as we have the vibe,” he told Lexis Bill, host of the show.
The artiste also disregarded rumours he was dating the model ‘Abena’ from his music video.
He stated that he, however, understands the confusion as emotions were on display in the video.
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King Promise revealed that although he is currently single, he has no interest in dating as his focus is maximising his work output in music.
Fast-Rising Nigerian Rapper, Cameey, Dies Of Liver Cancer
Cameey, the upcoming Nigerian rapper, has died. The rapper whose real name was Joel Essoumam has been battling Cancer of the Liver for some time.
The death was announced via his Instagram page around 5:00 pm today (22nd of August, 2019) and his fans have been thrown into a state of mourning.
He had been down with Hepatitis B which later degenerated into cancer of the liver. His management announced his passing on his IG page.
The talented musician earlier announced he needed a whopping sum of N35 million to seek medical services after being diagnosed with cancer of the liver. Rumours have it that he had battled with the deadly Hepatitis B which degenerated into cancer of the liver.
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