Court Rules On A$AP Rocky' Gun Fire Allegation Against Former Best Friend - The Top Society

Court Rules On A$AP Rocky’ Gun Fire Allegation Against Former Best Friend

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A Los Angeles court has found that there is enough evidence for A$AP Rocky who was accused of firing a semi- automatic handgun at his former friend and collaborator outside a Hollywood hotel in 2021 to stand for trial.
The 35-year-old hip-hop star was said to have fired a semi-automatic handgun at A$AP Relli after a heated discussion.
Judge M.L. Villa during the Monday preliminary hearing in Los Angeles ruled that ASAP Rocky who pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm in August 2022, will face trial in January.
“I am certain Rocky will be vindicated of all of this,” the rapper’s lawyer Joe Tacopina said outside the courthouse.
The hip-hop star attorney had attempted to cast doubt on the case while questioning a police detective, Frank Flores who took the stand to confirm during his testimony that Rocky, 35, had a gun in his hand during the altercation.
During cross-examination, Flores disclosed that the firearm was never found.
The two-time Grammy-award nominee pleaded not guilty to the allegations accusing him of pointing a gun and firing it at a former childhood friend in 2021.
Villar said, “the totality of the video and testimony” shows there is sufficient evidence for the defendant to go to trial.
She emphasised that preliminary hearings have a much lower evidence standard than a trial, and she was only finding probable cause.
Rocky, sitting in the courtroom, showed no visible reaction.
The trial for the rapper known for “Praise the Lord” is scheduled to commence on January 8.
The 35-year-old artist, recognized for both hip-hop and fashion, and a two-time Grammy nominee, is romantically involved with Rihanna and shares two children with her.
Despite the turbulence which is likely to see the mother of two raise their two children, RZA and Riot on her own if the hip-hop star is found guilty and sentenced, Rihanna’s commitment to Rocky seem to have not faltered, as the couple remain very much together and strong.
Rocky has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm.
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