A decide dominated this on Monday A$AP Rocky will stand trial for allegedly capturing a pal in Los Angeles in 2021.
The 35-year-old rapper appeared in court docket on Monday when Supreme Court docket Justice ML Villar determined there was sufficient proof within the case to maneuver ahead with felony proceedings.
Rocky — whose actual identify is Rakim Mayers — has pleaded not responsible to 2 felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm for allegedly firing a gun at a former pal outdoors the W. Lodge in Hollywood on Nov. 6, 2021.
In court docket, a Los Angeles detective testified about surveillance cameras within the space the place the capturing allegedly occurred. Footage was performed displaying a person who appeared like Rocky carrying a gun. The police detective testified that he believed the person within the video is the rapper.
Underneath cross-examination by Rocky’s legal professional, the detective mentioned officers discovered no shell casings on the scene of the altercation. However the sufferer, Terell Ephron, also called A$AP Relli, claimed to have returned to the scene and located shell casings himself.
Ephron – who claims to have been good associates with Rocky once they had been youthful – says the incident left him with scraped knuckles and different minor accidents.
In April 2022, the “Holy Ghost” singer was arrested at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport in reference to the continuing case. Rocky had simply returned from a vacation in Barbados together with his then pregnant girlfriend. Rihanna.
On Monday, a supply instructed ET that Rocky — alongside together with his legal professional Joe Tacopina — did not appear too burdened concerning the ordeal.
“He appears relaxed and leaning again in his chair,” an eyewitness instructed ET of Rocky’s conduct.
At one level, Rocky’s legal professional — who additionally represented former President Donald Trump in his felony case in New York — turned irritated with the prosecutor and the decide instructed him to melt his angle.
Through the first court docket look on November 8, Tacopina claimed that Ephron fabricated your complete scenario for monetary acquire, as the previous pal had additionally filed a civil lawsuit towards Rocky.
If the rapper is discovered responsible, he might face a jail sentence of three to 12 years Shouse California Legislation Group.