A$AP Rocky is house for the vacations, however he’s been ordered to return to court docket in January.
On Monday (Nov. 20), a Los Angeles choose dominated there was sufficient proof to assist two counts of assault with a firearm, per Business Insider. The costs stem from an incident on Nov. 6, 2021, between Rocky and his former pal, Terell Ephron — often known as A$AP Relli. Rocky is accused of firing photographs at Relli throughout a disagreement.
Officials arrested A$AP Rocky in April 2022 in connection to the case. Police detained him on the Los Angeles International Airport after he landed from a Barbados journey along with his girlfriend Rihanna @rihanna #savageXfentySPORT. At the time, they reportedly raided the couple’s LA house for proof. Rocky ultimately paid the $550,000 bond and has been out awaiting the subsequent steps. Last November, he was charged.
On Thursday, Judge M.L. Villar set his arraignment date for January 8.
What A$AP Relli Testified About Incident With Rocky
Relli not too long ago took the stand throughout a preliminary listening to and testified to being childhood pals with Rocky. However, their relationship soured through the years, which Relli blamed on Rocky turning into “big-headed” after discovering solo success, per PEOPLE.
Then in Oct. 2021, a mutual pal of theirs died, and Rocky allegedly promised to pay for the funeral bills. His lawyer, Joe Tacopina, has stated Rocky did pay in full, however Relli seemingly didn’t consider the rapper. Relli minimize the friendship after he allegedly heard Rocky badmouthing him on the cellphone to a different pal.
Then, Relli bumped into Rocky and two different pals on Hollywood Boulevard on Nov. 6. Prosecutors have proven footage in court docket that reveals A$AP Rocky strolling towards Relli earlier than shoving him — a second Relli testified about.
“He grabbed me on my collar. He was shaking me. I attempted to push him off, get his arms off,” Relli stated. “That’s when [Rocky] pulled a gun from his waistband. It was a normal clip and a semi-automatic black gun.”
Here are the surveillance movies of the alleged capturing by A$AP Rocky. The choose agreed at present they do not present precise capturing however you possibly can hear gunshots.
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Relli stated A$AP Rocky pointed the firearm at his abdomen, chest, and head whereas threatening to kill him at that second. He says the famous person rapper fired two photographs at him from about 16 ft away.
More surveillance footage reveals who prosecutors have recognized as Rocky holding what appears to be like like a weapon. While the video reportedly options two gunshots, per the choose’s ruling, Rocky will not be seen on digital camera firing any weapons.
Additional proof consists of two 9mm shell casings which Relli recovered from the scene and turned over to police. He didn’t report the incident to native cops till Nov. 9. The casings additionally didn’t have any fingerprints, and police’s search of Rocky’s house didn’t produce a matching weapon.
A$AP Rocky’s Lawyer Says Evidence Against Relli Will Be Revealed
Meanwhile, Rocky’s lawyer seems assured that further proof will vindicate his consumer. He alleges the capturing by no means occurred and that the case is a ploy for a cash seize. For context, Relli can be suing Rocky in civil court docket for about $25,000 and extra cash for bills like medical.
“There’s some proof that’s going to be insurmountable. The witness will not be going to have the ability to stand up to cross-examination in entrance of the jury,” Tacopina stated on Monday.
See clips of the listening to right here.
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