A$AP Rocky 'disappointed' at being found guilty of assault after brawl in Stockholm

Bonnie Christian

American rapper A$AP Rocky has said he is "disappointed" after being found guilty of assault in Sweden.

The court ruled the rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards hit and kicked a 19-year-old man during the incident on June 30.

He has now said on Instagram: "I am of course disappointed by today's verdict.

"I want to say thanks again to all of my fans, friends, and everyone who showed me love during this difficult time.

"Imma keep moving forward.

"Thank you to my team, my management, attorneys, label and everyone who advocated for justice."

The artist was found guilty in Stockholm on Wednesday of assault and given a suspended sentence.

He was released from jail while awaiting the verdict.

Court staff hand out the verdict to press (AFP/Getty Images)

The 30-year-old has been ordered to pay a $1,302 fine to his victim.

The court also found two members of Rocky's entourage team guilty.

The incident took place on June 30 and Rocky - who had pleaded self-defence - spent almost a month in custody before being released ahead of the verdict.

The case had drawn the attention of celebrities such as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Kim Kardashian West and Justin Bieber and triggered a social media campaign, £JusticeForRocky.

US President Donald Trump also waded in, contacting Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and offering to personally vouch for the rapper's bail.