Swedish prosecutor will not appeal over A$AP Rocky verdict

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A Swedish prosecutor says he will not appeal over an assault verdict against American rapper A$AP Rocky.

The US star and his two bodyguards who were found guilty of assault after a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm.

Daniel Suneson said the Stockholm District Court “has dismissed the plea of self-defence, something that I believe was important to clarify in this particular case”.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, had pleaded self-defence 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 a bodyguard, Mayers said during his trial.

On August 14, they were given “conditional sentences” for the assault convictions, meaning they will not serve prison time unless they commit a similar offence in Sweden again.

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