ASAP Rocky has been charged with two felonies for pulling a gun on a former friend and firing in Hollywood in November last year.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged the 33-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, according to reports.
Rocky 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. The identity of the man wasn’t revealed but former A$AP Mob member A$AP Relli recently came forward and claimed that he was the victim in the case. The ASAP Mob leader is set to be arraigned Wednesday in a downtown L.A. courtroom.
“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 Dist. Atty. George Gascón in announcing the charges. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”
Rocky has not entered a plea to the charges. Rocky along with two other men fled the scene after he fired the gun, police said. He was first arrested for the incident at LAX on April 20, and was released on bail the same day.