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ASAP Rocky Pleads Guilty to Attempted Grand Larceny

Rapper has robbery, assault charges dropped from July fight with photographers

December 12, 2012 5:25 PM ET
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A$AP Rocky
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A$AP Rocky pled guilty to attempted grand larceny today in regards to a July fight in New York between the rapper and two amateur photographers, TMZ reports. A$AP Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) was accused of attacking the two men for taking pictures of him while he was yelling at another person. The rapper was also accused of grabbing the camera during the incident.

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A$AP Rocky also faced counts of attempted robbery in the second degree and assault, but the charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea. He received three days of community service and a $250 fine, and he has a court date set for February.

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