US prosecutors have charged rapper A$AP Rocky for pulling a gun on a former buddy and firing the weapon in Hollywood last year.
- It is alleged the rapper pointed a handgun at a man and fired two photographs
- He has not but entered a plea to the fees
- District Attorney George Gascón stated it was as a “serious offence”
Rakim Athelaston Mayers, who performs as A$AP Rocky, was charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm in Los Angeles on Monday.
The prices relate to an incident which happened on November 6 last year.
Prosecutors allege the 33-year-old pointed a handgun at a man, earlier than drawing the gun once more and firing twice in the route of the man, inflicting a minor damage.
Mayers has not entered a plea to the fees and is predicted to be arraigned on Wednesday.
An request for remark from Mayers’ administration was not instantly returned.
District Attorney George Gascón described Mayers’ actions as a “serious offence.”
“Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offence that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood,” he stated.
Police stated Mayers and two different males fled the scene after he fired the gun.
He was first arrested for the incident at Los Angeles International Airport on April 20, and was launched on bail the identical day.
More than a decade in the highlight
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$AP went to primary on the Billboard 200, as did its 2015 follow-up album, At. Long. Last. A$AP — his work has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Mayers is in a relationship with pop singer, Rihanna, who gave delivery to their son in May this year.
He launched his last studio album 4 years in the past and, like Rihanna, has grow to be as identified for vogue trendsetting as he’s for music.
In 2019, he was was the main target of worldwide consideration after being detained for practically a month in Sweden following a road brawl.
He was discovered responsible of assault and averted jail time by receiving a “conditional sentence”.