A$AP Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) was charged with assault in Los Angeles, less than a week after former A$AP Mob member A$AP Relli (real name Terell Ephron), claimed that the rapper shot him this November spent .
The news was confirmed by a statement from Los Angeles County Attorney George Gascón, who said on August 15 that his office charged Mayers with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm with allegations of personal use of a firearm.
“Firing a gun in a public place is a serious crime and can lead to tragic consequences,” said Gascón, “not only for the person it’s aimed at but also for the innocent bystanders who visits Hollywood. of the evidence in this case and found it necessary to add a special firearms charge.”
The alleged shooting itself was not reported, but in April Mayers was arrested for the incident after being detained at Los Angeles International Airport. It was claimed at the time that it was being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and the shooting was said to have happened near Vista Del Mar and Selma Ave. around 10:20pm on November 6th.
As noted in Gascon’s statement, that investigation is ongoing through the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery/Homicide Division. Ephron wasn’t named as Mayers’ alleged shooting victim until last Wednesday (August 10), when the former A$AP Mob member’s attorneys, Jamal Tooson and Brian Hurwitz, shared a statement with rolling stone.
In it, they formally accuse Mayers of having lured Ephron to a “dark” place in Hollywood “to discuss a disagreement between them,” where “unbeknownst Mr. Ephron, A$AP Rocky not only planned a conversation and came armed with .semi-automatic pistol.
It was alleged that when Ephron and Mayers met, they had a conversation “in which A$AP Rocky drew his pistol, without provocation, warning or justification, and deliberately fired several shots at Mr. Ephron.” The incident reportedly took place in full view of nearby surveillance cameras and Ephron sustained minor injuries to his left arm.
In addition, Tooson and Hurwitz said rolling stone, Ephron allegedly received “multiple death threats and irreparable damage to his career in the entertainment industry as a result of this incident.” According to the publication, Ephron currently works as a talent manager and producer, and collaborates with various entities in the fashion industry.
Mayers has been close with Ephron since high school. Although he never rapped for A$AP Mob, Ephron was instrumental in its creation – in 2019 Mayers even brought Ephron into the group, which was formed in 2006 by A$AP Yams, A$AP Bari, A $AP Illz and A$AP Kham.
NME He has reached out to A$AP Rocky’s representatives for comment.