Following Swedish officials' decision to charge A$AP Rocky with assault, reports have emerged that the alleged victim in the case has a criminal history of assault and repeat drug offenses. TMZ unearthed details that Mustafa Jafari, Rocky’s alleged victim, purportedly had multiple brushes with the law between 2016 and 2018.
According to the outlet, Jafari was charged with assault after he physically attacked another man in the streets of Stockholm in 2016. Jafari, who was 16 years old at the time, allegedly punched the other man repeatedly in the face. Prosecutors sentenced him to 30 hours of community service and ordered him to pay his victim $500.
Between 2017 and 2018, Jafari was also prosecuted and convicted for two minor drug offenses but served no jail time for either crime.
If you recall, Jafari was at the center of Sweden’s case against the rapper and fashion magnate. Rocky’s case goes to trial next week while Jafari was let off without facing any charges, although he was recorded following and provoking Rocky and his crew. Following that, new details surrounding the physical altercation have emerged online.
The Daily Mail obtained a copy of a 552-page case file that contains WhatsApp text messages between Rocky and his manager, John Ehmann, in addition to details about Jafari’s alleged injuries he sustained. Rocky’s team believes Jafari was on drugs at the time of their altercation.
“The guy was on meth and was assaulting girls and harassing Rocky and crew," Ehmann texted in one of the messages, which were sent immediately after the street brawl.
Jafari claimed in his statement to the police that Rocky's crew took his headphones after he asked them where his friend had gone, and from there, things escalated “incredibly fast.”
Furthermore, an investigative report filed against Rocky, which was obtained by The Blast, contained statements from the rapper where he backed up his claims that Jafari was under the influence of drugs.
Elsewhere in the report, Rocky told police that he was “afraid” and wary of Jafari’s intentions because he was attacked prior to the scuffle in Sweden.
"I don't know what these guys are. I'm not from here. I asked them to leave us alone," he told the police according to the transcript. “Nine months ago I was in a nightclub and a completely foreign person cut me in the face with a knife. I do not know what to believe about these guys or how to rationalize with them to leave us alone. I don't know if they will chop me, if they will cut me or if they have any weapons or anything else. All I know is that they attacked Tim and then I saw him and threw him down to the ground.”
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