Rapper A$AP Rocky Charged With Felony Assault With A Firearm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky was charged with two felonies Monday for pulling a gun on a former pal and firing in Hollywood final 12 months, prosecutors mentioned.

The Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s Workplace charged the 33-year-old New York native, whose authorized title is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm.

Prosecutors allege that in an argument on Nov. 6, 2021, Mayers pointed the handgun on the sufferer, then in a subsequent confrontation drew the gun once more and fired twice within the course of the person, who sustained a minor harm. His title has not been launched.

Mayers has not entered a plea to the costs. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. An e-mail in search of remark from representatives was not instantly returned.

“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,” mentioned District Legal professional George Gascón mentioned in an announcement.

A$AP Rocky attends Rihanna’s fifth Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Road on September 12, 2019 in New York Metropolis.

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Mayers and two different males fled the scene after he fired the gun, police mentioned. He was first arrested for the incident at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport on April 20, and was launched on bail the identical day.

A member of the Harlem hip hop collective A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky first made his mark in music with the only “Peso” in 2011. His 2013 debut album, “Long. Live. A$AP,” went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as did its 2015 follow-up, “At. Long. Last. A$AP.” He has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards.

He’s in a relationship with Rihanna, and the 2 had a son in Might.

Mayers launched his final studio album 4 years in the past, and like Rihanna has develop into as recognized for trend trendsetting as he’s for music.

He was the main focus of worldwide consideration in 2019 after being detained for practically a month in Sweden following a avenue brawl. He was discovered responsible of assault and given a “conditional sentence” that meant no extra time in jail.