A$AP Rocky is facing two counts of assault over the 2021 shooting incident
Rapper A$AP Rocky is facing two counts of assault in connection with an alleged shooting that occurred in November 2021.
Here’s everything you need to know.
A$AP Rocky charged with two counts of assault
A$AP Rocky was charged Monday with assault and weapons.
Los Angeles County Attorney George Gascón confirmed the news.
He announced: “Discharging a weapon in a public place is a serious crime that could have resulted in tragic consequences not only for the person targeted, but also for innocent bystanders in Hollywood.”
Gascón continued by stating, “My office has conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and has determined that the addition of a special firearms charge is warranted.”
In case you didn’t know, A$AP Rocky is accused of pointing a semi-automatic firearm at an ex-boyfriend last November in Hollywood.
Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, allegedly fired a gun several times during an argument between them.
The ex-boyfriend was left with ‘minor injuries’ after the confrontation, according to law enforcement.
The former A$AP Mob member’s name is reportedly A$AP Relli, real name Terell Ephron.
Ephron previously said he would sue Rocky for causing “irreparable damage to his career in the entertainment industry.”
A$AP Rocky was arrested while he was with Rihanna
A$AP Rocky was taken into custody by police at Los Angeles International Airport in April. New York native Mayers arrived on a private jet with his girlfriend and singer Rihanna.
According to several media outlets, the couple was returning from a vacation in Barbados.
The Diamonds and Umbrella hitmaker reportedly gave birth to a baby boy on May 13 in Los Angeles. She shares her first child with the 33-year-old rapper.
During an interview with GQ magazine in May 2021, Rocky referred to Rihanna as “the love of my life” and “The One”.
Moreover, this is not the Da Shine artist’s first run-in with the law.
In 2019, the rapper was arrested for a street fight in Sweden. He was charged with assault after a fight broke out between two members of Rocky’s entourage and two other men.
Rocky was behind bars for the incident. He was further found guilty during the trial. Although the singer remains to maintain that he acted in self-defense.
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