A$AP Rocky Pleads Guilty to Attempted Grand Larceny, Sentenced to Community Service
Published Dec 12, 2012Back in the summer, fast-rising rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested after allegedly roughing up a pair of amateur photographers who were snapping his picture. He subsequently pled not guilty to second degree robbery, but now he has pled guilty to attempted grand larceny.
TMZ reports that, in exchange for the larceny plea, A$AP's robbery and assault charges stemming from the incident have been dropped. The rapper has been sentenced to three days of community service and must pay a $250 fine. His next court date is in February.
The original incident took place in New York City on July 19. According to reports at the time, Rocky got into a verbal dispute with someone, and when a couple of witnesses began taking pictures, he allegedly got violent. The rapper attempted to grab a camera (hence the larceny charge) and the two photographers apparently ended up with cuts and bruises, with one requiring a trip to the hospital.
Hopefully Rocky's guilty plea means that he can put his troubles behind him and focus on releasing his debut album, LongLiveA$AP, which is due out on January 15. Check out the star-studded tracklist here, and be sure to peruse the schedule for the rapper's upcoming tour sked with Rihanna.