A$AP Rocky Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged A$AP Relli Shooting Incident
A$ap Rocky has pleaded not guilty to allegedly shooting former A$ap mob member A$ap Relli.
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said Rocky was charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm.
News outlet Rolling Stone reports that the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, appeared in court alongside his lawyer Sara L. Caplan on Wednesday to enter a not guilty plea in the 2021 incident. His next court date has been scheduled for November 2, 2022.
However, as requested by prosecutors, Judge Victora Wilson set a protective order preventing Rocky from “possessing any firearms or ammunition and prohibits him from contacting or coming within 100 yards” near Relli, Terell Ephron.
Caplan responding to this, said to Judge Wilson, “We request that the protective order be mutual, your honour, because my client does not pose a danger.”
To which Judge Wilson responded, “As the case now stands, there is a case against Mr. Mayers. If one is subsequently filed against Mr. Ephron, we could deal with that then.”
Addressing Rocky’s work trips, the judge ruled that Rocky should “clear dates” with the court first.
Relli’s lawyer Jamal Tooson present at the hearing, served Rocky with a civil lawsuit. The lawsuit read, “During this altercation and while in close physical proximity to the plaintiff, the defendant pulled out a handgun and purposefully pointed it in the direction of the plaintiff and fired multiple shots.”
The suit also claimed that Relli “was struck by bullet projectile/fragments,” which led to him receiving medical attention.
Mayers is alleged to have pointed the gun at a one-time friend during an argument in November.
In a later confrontation between the two, he is said to have drawn the weapon and fired it twice, leaving the former friend with what police described as “a minor injury.”
Recall that back in April, Rocky was arrested in relation to the incident at LAX after arriving from Barbados and was released after paying a $500,00 bail.