French rappers fined for airport brawl that held up flights

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 (43,691 pounds) each on Tuesday after a trial that showcased the blurred line between “bad-boy” marketing and real-life violence.

Rapper Booba is seen in Orly Airport in Paris, France August 1, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media on October 9, 2018. RAYANE MAB/via REUTERS
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.