Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with felony assault with a firearm

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with felony assault with a firearm
Prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with two felonies for pulling a gun on a former friend and firing in Hollywood last year

Rapper A$AP Rochoso was charged with two felonies Monday for pulling a gun on a former friend and firing in Hollywood ano passado, promotores disseram.

O Os anjos County District Attorney’s Office charged the 33-year-old Nova york native, cujo nome legal é Rakim Athelaston Mayers, with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm.

Prosecutors allege that during an argument on Nov. 6, 2021, Mayers pointed the handgun at the victim, then in a subsequent confrontation drew the gun again and fired twice in the direction of the man, who sustained a minor injury. His name has not been released.

Mayers has not entered a plea to the charges. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. An email seeking comment from representatives was not immediately 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,” said District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement.

Mayers and two other men fled the scene after he fired the gun, policial disse. He was first arrested for the incident at Los Angeles International Airport on April 20, e foi libertado sob fiança no mesmo dia.

Um membro do Harlem hip hop coletivo A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky first made his mark in music with the single “Peso” dentro 2011. Seu 2013 álbum de estreia, "Grandes. Viver. A$AP,” foi para Não. 1 no quadro de avisos 200, como fez o seu 2015 acompanhamento, "No. Grandes. Último. A$AP.” Ele foi indicado a dois prêmios Grammy.

Ele está em um relacionamento com Rihanna, e os dois tiveram um filho em maio.

Mayers released his last studio album four years ago, and like Rihanna has become as known for fashion trendsetting as he is for music.

He was the focus of international attention in 2019 after being detained for nearly a month in Sweden following a street brawl. He was found guilty of assault and given a “conditional sentence” that meant no additional time in jail.

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