A$AP Rocky is facing two counts of assault over the 2021 shooting incident
Rapper A$AP Rocky is facing two assault charges related to an alleged shooting incident that occurred in November 2021.
Here’s everything you need to know.
A$AP Rocky is charged with two counts of assault
A$AP Rocky was booked Monday on assault and weapons charges.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon confirmed the news.
He declared, ‘Discharging a gun in public is a serious crime that can have consequences not only for the person targeted, but also for innocent visitors to Hollywood.’
Gascon continued by claiming, ‘My office has thoroughly reviewed the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearms charge is warranted.’
In case you didn’t know, A$AP Rocky is accused of pointing a semi-automatic firearm at a former friend in Hollywood in November of last year.
Rocky, born Rakim Meyers, allegedly fired several shots from a gun during an altercation between the two.
The one-time friend suffered ‘minor injuries’ after the confrontation, according to law enforcement officials.
A one-time member of the A$AP Mob is reported to be A$AP Relli, real name Terell Ephron.
Efron has previously said he will sue Rocky for causing ‘irreparable damage to his career in the entertainment industry’.
A$AP Rocky was arrested while hanging out with Rihanna
A$AP Rocky was detained by police at Los Angeles International Airport in April. Meyers, who was born in New York, arrived on a private plane with his girlfriend and singer Rihanna.
According to several media outlets, the couple was returning from a vacation in Barbados.
The Diamonds and Umbrellas hitmaker 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 Praise The Lord (Da Shine) artiste’s first brush with the law.
In 2019, the rapper was arrested in Sweden in a street brawl. He was charged with assault after an altercation between two members of Rocky’s crew and two other men.
Rocky was in jail for this incident. He was further found guilty during the course of the trial. Although the singer is claiming that he acted in self-defense.