A$AP Rocky Faces Assault and Weapons Charges by A$AP Relli

A$AP Rocky has been accused of assault with a firearm in relation to a shooting that occurred in Hollywood last year. The actor, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is accused of pointing the gun after an argument at A$AP Relli in November.

He allegedly fired the weapon twice more after that, striking the victim, who had a minor injury. If found guilty, the 33-year-old could spend up to nine years behind bars. He has had two US number one albums.

The rapper, who in May had a child with singer Rihanna, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday to answer two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and claims of using a firearm on his own.

The charges were not immediately addressed by his attorney.

“Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences, not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood. My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón stated.

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Shooting incident with A$AP Relli 

News of the shooting first surfaced in April, when the actor was detained at the Los Angeles International Airport upon his return from a vacation with Rihanna.  Three hours later, he was freed after paying a $550,000 (£421,000) bail.

Following Mr. Mayers’ arrest, police executed a search warrant at his residence and discovered numerous firearms there.

A$AP Mob rapper Terell Ephron, who claimed to be the victim, filed a lawsuit against his ex-friend last week. He alleged assault and battery, negligence, and emotional distress.

A$AP Relli, another name for Mr. Ephron, claimed that Mr. Mayers had “lured” him to a secret location in Hollywood to talk about a dispute.
According to the court documents, Mr. Ephron’s left hand was “hit by bullet projectile/fragments” and needed medical attention. He demands damages of at least $25,000 (£20,750).


About A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky achieved eight platinum hits in the US, becoming one of the decade’s biggest breakout performers. His singles include Wild For The Night, Everyday, LSD, and A$AP Forever.

He made headlines after being championed by Drake. He has collaborated with Alicia Keys, Lana Del Rey, Skepta, Selena Gomez, and Kendrick Lamar, among others.

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna (Credit: Getty Images)

Last year, he declared Rihanna to be his “love of my life” and “the one,” confirming their relationship.

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