The 33-year-old rapper has been hit with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. He could face up to nine years in prison if found guilty, reports Rolling Stone.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced the charges on Monday. “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,” Gascón said. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”
Last week, the alleged victim, Terell Ephron aka A$AP Relli, filed a civil lawsuit against Rocky over the November 2021 shooting. The former A$AP Mob member alleged that Rocky “lured” him to an obscure location in Hollywood following a dispute and “intentionally fired multiple shots,” with one of the bullets grazing his left hand.
Ephron, who works as a talent manager and producer, claims he suffered physical, mental, and emotional injuries. He is seeking at least $25,000 in damages.
Rocky, who welcomed his first child with Rihanna in May, was arrested after landing at LAX following a trip to Barbados with his girlfriend in April. He was held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and released after posting $550,000 bail.
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Asap Rocky Shares His Clothes With Rihanna
Asap Rocky enjoys sharing outfits with Rihanna. They always show that they are a very compatible couple.
The couple who recently welcomed their baby boy often go out with coordinated looks. A$AP Rocky gave a new interview for Dazed. A$AP Rocky stated that he and Rihanna didn’t spend a lot of time putting together matching outfits. He added that he stole clothes from Rihanna’s closet.
“I think it’s just natural. We happen to look good together naturally,” he said of their matching clothes. “You know, it would take a lot of work to have us forcefully match before we leave the house. Sometimes we match to a T, or we just wear the same clothes. If I buy a shirt that she likes, I expect to get it stolen… but then I gotta steal it back.”
A$AP Rocky said he is always inspired by fashion, but he misses his late friend and colleague Virgil Abloh just as much.
“Virgil was an oracle for a lot of us Black kids and young creatives. Even if you take ethnicity or nationality out of it, he influenced so much culture, whether hip hop, fashion or Louis Vuitton. You can’t really distinguish streetwear from high fashion at this point,” the famous rapper added.