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A$AP Rocky Found Guilty Of Assault But Spared Jail In Swedish Trial

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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.

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Cardi B Follows Efia Odo On IG

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Efia Odo just announced in a post on social media that Cardi B is following her on Instagram.

Our checks confirms her claim.

Yesterday after she could not get the chance to meet and greet the American rapper when she arrived in Ghana, she left the hotel and later shared a video of herself of Instagram.

From the video, she is seen clad in a piece, singing and twerking to Cardi B’s popular song, ‘Bodak Yellow’.

Now she has been followed on Instagram.

The dance paid off.

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Cardi B Shows Up At Court In Style For Strip Club Fight Case

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American rapper, Cardi B made a dramatic appearance in court on Tuesday for a hearing in her nightclub assault case in a feather coat with tail, a pair of patent black Christian Louboutin pumps and pretty undisturbed look.

She is charged with two felony counts of assault for allegedly attacking two bartenders in two separate incidents at Angel’s Strip Club in Flushing, Queens, last August.

Prosecutors say the victims, who are sisters, were targeted because the 27-year-old rapper believed one of them was having an affair with her husband, Offset.

Cardi was originally charged with misdemeanours but after turning down a no-jail plea deal, was hit with the more serious counts.
She and her co-defendants Tawana Jackson-Morel and Jeffrey Bush all face four years behind bars if they are convicted.

Prosecutors say the rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, ordered her co-defendants to attack the unnamed victims.

It was pre-planned on social media, they say.
When they got to the strip club on August 15, 2018, Bush allegedly used his body to block anyone from intervening as one of the bartenders was attacked.

He also allegedly filmed the beating.

They then are said to have returned on August 29. On that occasion, Jackson-Morel allegedly threw a drink in the second woman’s face.

Then, she and Cardi B and others allegedly hurled bottles and glasses at her.
She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Her court appearance comes a day after the publication of her Vogue cover story in which she describes forgiving Offset for being unfaithful.

It is unclear in the story if she is referring to the bartenders or another partner, but she said: ‘When me and my husband got into our issues—you know, he cheated and everything…’

She revealed the pair sought the advice of priests to help them work through their issues.

They share a one-year-old daughter, Kulture, together.

She was in Africa over the weekend where she performed in Nigeria and Ghana on the 7th and 8th respectively.

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Drugs, Guns Found On Juice Wrld’s Jet

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On Monday we reported about the death of one of America’s fast rising HipHop acts Juice World whose dream was cut short by the cold hands of death when he had a seizure at Chicago airport.

In a fresh development to his sad demise, the BBC reports that drugs and some ammunitions were found in his jet moments before he died.

Law enforcement officials were waiting for the plane when it landed, having received information that banned substances might be onboard.

It was during a subsequent search of the aircraft that the rapper had a seizure that led to his death.

An autopsy on the 21-year-old has proved inconclusive.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said on Monday that additional studies were needed before they could determine the cause of death.

Police in Chicago said they did not suspect foul play; but gave some additional details that shed light on the sudden death of one of hip-hop’s brightest rising stars.

Their search uncovered 41 “vacuum-sealed” bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets, authorities told the US media, including the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times.

Two men identified by police as Juice Wrld’s security guards have been charged with illegally possessing guns and ammunition.

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