October 9, 2018 / 11:38 AM / 6 months ago

French rappers fined for airport brawl that held up flights

PARIS, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Two French rap stars who clashed in a fight at Paris’s Orly airport, delaying flights and damaging a departures lounge, were fined 50,000 euros ($57,000) each on Tuesday after a trial that showcased the blurred line between “bad-boy” marketing and real-life violence.

A judge also gave the two men, stagenames Booba and Kaaris, suspended jail sentences, meaning they effectively escape real time behind bars.

The court ruling followed a mass punchup on Aug. 1 involving the two and their minders, after which they spent three weeks in custody. ($1 = 0.8744 euros) (Reporting by Simon Carraud; Writing by Brian Love; editing by John Irish)

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