Rapper A$AP Rocky has been accused of assault in connection with the shooting of a former buddy in Hollywood in November 2021.
Earlier, according to the prosecution, during a tense argument in Hollywood last October, A$AP Rocky pointed a revolver at a guy who has since been identified as Relli.
Rocky is accused of firing two rounds at Relli later on. Relli claims that the gunshot left him with injuries after being struck bullet fragments.
The rapper is accused of using a firearm directly in two charges of assault with a semiautomatic weapon, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón stated on Monday, August 15.
“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.
“My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”
The court date for Rocky is Wednesday, August 17. The singer of “Praise the Lord” had been detained and accused with assault with a deadly weapon after arriving in LAX airport with girlfriend Rihanna in April. He was released on $550,000 bail.
Rocky was previously in trouble with the law in 2019 after being detained and imprisoned in Sweden for a month for his participation in a street brawl with accused “drug addicts.”
On May 13, the rapper and Rihanna gave birth to a boy, their first child together.
The “Umbrella” singer confirmed her pregnancy in January after the couple began dating.