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A$AP Rocky disappointed at guilty verdict

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US rapper A$AP Rocky  EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO 

US rapper A$AP Rocky says he is "disappointed" after he was found guilty of assault in Sweden but plans to "keep moving forward".

A Stockholm court ruled on Wednesday that the rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards hit and kicked a 19-year-old man during an incident in Stockholm in June.

Rocky was not present in the courtroom when the verdict was handed down.

"I am of course disappointed by today's verdict," the 30-year-old star later posted on Instagram.

"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 rapper was given a conditional sentence, meaning he does not have to serve prison time unless he commits a similar offence in Sweden.

He was ordered to pay damages to the victim.

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.

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