Rapper A$AP Rocky was charged with two felonies Monday for pulling a gun on a former good friend and firing in Hollywood final 12 months, prosecutors stated.
The Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s Workplace charged the 33-year-old New York native, whose authorized title is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm.
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Prosecutors allege that in an argument on Nov. 6, 2021, Mayers pointed the handgun on the sufferer, then in a subsequent confrontation drew the gun once more and fired twice within the path of the person, who sustained a minor harm. His title has not been launched.
Mayers has not entered a plea to the fees. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. An electronic mail looking for remark from representatives was not instantly returned.
“Discharging a gun in a public place is a critical offense that would have ended with tragic penalties not just for the particular person focused but in addition for harmless bystanders visiting Hollywood,” stated District Legal professional George Gascon stated in a press release.
Mayers and two different males fled the scene after he fired the gun, police stated. He was first arrested for the incident at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport on April 20, and was launched on bail the identical day.
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A member of the Harlem hip hop collective A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky first made his mark in music with the only “Peso” in 2011. His 2013 debut album, “Lengthy. Stay. A$AP,” went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as did its 2015 follow-up, “At. Lengthy. Final. A$AP.” He has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards.
He’s in a relationship with Rihanna, and the 2 had a son in Could.
Mayers launched his final studio album 4 years in the past, and like Rihanna has turn out to be as identified for vogue trendsetting as he’s for music.
He was the main target 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 further time in jail.
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