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This Rapper Was Charged for a Shooting That Happened in Hollywood

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A 33-year-old famous rapper is being charged for allegedly discharging a handgun two times toward a former friend back in November not a long way from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rapper A$AP Rocky was accused Monday of attack and reprimanded for discharging a handgun toward an old friend back in November. According to some examiners, the pair was arguing in the Hollywood area of the city when the argument escalated

A$AP Rocky, 33, whose legal name is Rakim Mayers, is accused of two counts of attack with a semi-automatic gun, the Los Angeles County lead prosecutor’s office said. A$AP Rocky was captured and arrested in April at Los Angeles International Airport where he was later released on a bond of $550,000.

Authorities say Mayers discharged a handgun two times toward a previous companion after a “heated discussion” in Hollywood on Nov. 6. George Gascon, LA Country District Attorney followed up in a statement saying, “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. 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 lead prosecutor’s assertion makes no notice that anybody was hit. The old friend told police he almost got hit by one of the rounds and that it brushed his left hand, as per police reports.

Mayers’ lawyer, Alan Jackson, had no immediate remark on the charges Monday. Arraignment is booked for Wednesday, the DA’s office said. Lead prosecutor George Gascón said the shooting might have concluded in disaster.

However, this isn’t the first time this rapper has been in hot water for losing his cool. Back in July 2019, A$AP Rocky was apprehended once more for aggravated assault, then for simple assault in Stockholm, Sweeden, when another altercation in the street transpired between a man named Mustafa Jafari and another person that involved A$AP Rocky and three of his staff members back on June 30.

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In the wake of a long investigation that seemed to go back and forth between him and other people that were involved, A$AP Rocky was eventually convicted of assault, sentenced to suspended prison, and asked to pay $1,270.00 in damages to the victim. However, since A$AP had already been in jail for some time prior to the ruling, he wasn’t required to serve any additional time.

Following his capture in his current charges, criminal investigators got a warrant to search his home for likely proof. LAPD examiners broke into his home utilizing a pry bar to force the door open. Investigators brought a few boxes from his back home to use as proof against him, and that’s when the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office documented charges against Rocky.

A$AP Rocky has been around for quite a while with his first moves being recorded back in 2007 when he joined the A$AP Mob crew which is a group of rappers, music video directors, and producers out of Harlem. From there Rocky released his single “Purple Swag” which quickly became the street anthem in New York City – seems about right.

Since then, he continued to grow and get larger making more money in the process, but as they say with more money comes more problems – and he seems to be no short on problems as of recently.