American rapper A$AP Rocky has received a suspended sentence from a Swedish court after he and two of his entourage were found guilty of assault.

The district court in the Swedish capital Stockholm said in a statement: "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.

"The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences."

The court said the assault would have carried a two-month sentence, but given that the defendants had no prior convictions over the previous five years and had spent time in custody, they would not spend more time in jail or have to pay a fine.

Reuters reports that the court ruled that the defendants must pay damages to the plaintiff of 12,500 Swedish krona ($1,302) along with some of his legal costs. Their sentences have been suspended for two years.

Earlier this month the court had ordered that A$AP Rocky - real name Rakim Mayers - and his associates should be released from custody until the verdict was delivered. He subsequently returned to the US.

A$AP Rocky had been in custody in Sweden since July 3. He was arrested after a street fight in Stockholm on June 30. His legal team argued the rapper was acting in self-defence, but prosecutors said the case involved too much violence to support that claim. 

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