A jury in Atlanta, Georgia awarded a man accusing Kid Rock and his entourage of beating him up and breaking his cell phones at a Waffle House $40,000 in damages on Friday, the Associated Press reports. The incident took place in 2007. Kid Rock will be responsible for $6,000 of the total damages assessed.

Harlan Akins sued Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, as well as members of his entourage. He sought $6,000 in medical fees as well as an unspecified amount of punitive damages. The jury decided against awarding him punitive damages and instead gave him $40,000 in compensatory damages.

On the final day of testimony, Ritchie contested that he and his gang acted in self-defense. "If you look at me, Bossy, Jason and Bear," he said to the court. "If we wanted to hurt this man, we could have hurt him very, very bad."

Ritchie also added it was his entourage, not he himself, involved in the physical fight, and that he never touched Akins. "I gave it to him verbally, I said, 'Shut your mouth, man,'" Ritchie explained.

As for the actual fight, Ritchie says it was nothing serious. "We didn't beat up [Akins]," Richie claimed in the courtroom.