A$AP Rocky has been charged with two firearm-related felonies.
The charges are related to a November altercation in Hollywood.
The rapper is accused of firing two shots at a former A$AP Mob member and collaborator, A$AP Relli.
Rapper A$AP Rocky was charged with two firearm-related felonies on Monday over an altercation in Hollywood in November.
The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, per a news release from the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. He is due in court for an arraignment on Wednesday.
According to the DA's office, Mayers was charged over a November 6 altercation. Prosecutors allege that he pointed a handgun at a former friend during the incident. A "confrontation" then ensued, per the DA's office, during which Mayers is said to have fired twice at the other man — Terell Ephron, also known as A$AP Relli.
Rolling Stone reported last week that Ephron had filed a civil suit for assault and battery against Mayers. Ephron has accused Mayers of pulling a gun out and firing shots "without provocation, warning, or any justification."
"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," wrote District Attorney George Gascón in his office's news release.
"My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted," Gascón added.
The Los Angeles Times reported that multiple firearms were found at Mayers' home when the police searched it following his arrest.
Representatives for Mayers did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
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