A verdict in the controversial Sweden case of ASAP Rocky, who was earlier this month allowed to leave the country after a lengthy stay and eventual trial, has been given a suspended sentence after being found guilty. Furthermore, per reporter Maddy Savage, he will be required to pay damages to the victim.
#ASAPRocky has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay damages to the victim— Maddy Savage (@maddysavage) August 14, 2019
Rocky, who was not in court for Wednesday's proceedings, reiterated during trial that his actions were in self-defense and should not be considered assault. The two men in question, Rocky claimed via Instagram almost immediately after the incident occurred, followed him and his team for multiple blocks and also harassed women on the street.
Judgement in #ASAPRocky trial expected in around 30 minutes. The rapper’s press team have told the BBC he won’t be in court. Much less media interest than during the trial. No queue to get into the court. pic.twitter.com/0XgB2YnIn0— Maddy Savage (@maddysavage) August 14, 2019
Following the end of his three-day trial (and subsequent release) earlier this month, Rocky expressed gratitude for the wave of support he'd received from fans, friends, and family during what he considers a "difficult and humbling" period in his life.
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of my fans, friends and anyone across the globe who supported me during these last few weeks," he said at the time. "I can't begin to describe how grateful I am for all of you. This has been a very difficult and humbling experience."
Rocky made his glorious return to the stage over the weekend in Anaheim, California for the inaugural Real Street Festival. YG, ASAP Ferg, and Tyler, the Creator were among the special guests who popped up during Rocky's set.