A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault Over 2021 Hollywood Shooting

Rapper A$AP Rocky, who was charged with assault connected to a 2021 shooting, pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, August 17.

A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, faces two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally using a firearm.

“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,” Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gasc√≥n said in a news release.

He added, “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 rapper is accused of twice firing a gun at a former friend during an argument in Hollywood in November 2021.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victoria B. Wilson ordered the rapper to stay away from the former friend and set a preliminary trial date of November 2.

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