American rapper A$AP Rocky charged for a shooting
Steph Deschamps / August 16, 2022
Rihanna's American rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged for his role in a shooting last November in Hollywood, authorities in Los Angeles, California, announced Monday.
His real name is Rakim Mayers, and the 33-year-old musician faces two counts of assault with a semiautomatic weapon, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.
He is suspected of having pointed his gun at a former friend during an argument last November, and then later shot him twice, inflicting a minor injury according to police.
A$AP Rocky is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday .
The rapper had been arrested in April at the airport of Los Angeles, at his descent of a private jet from Barbados, where his partner Rihanna is from and with whom he had a child in May.
Rihanna, huge star at the origin of the hits Diamonds and Umbrella, is the love of my life and the only one, had confided the singer to GQ magazine in May 2021.
A$AP Rocky had been sentenced in August 2019 to a suspended prison sentence for violence after a brawl in Stockholm.