A$AP Rocky was charged with two counts of assault with a firearm in Los Angeles on Monday
(People) – A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm in Los Angeles stemming from a November 2021 incident.
On Wednesday, the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, appeared in person at a court in Los Angeles to enter the not guilty pleas, according to The Independent.
Rocky reportedly spoke only to confirm his name and acknowledge that his rights had been read to him. The arraignment comes just two days after Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced the charges against the “D.M.B.” rapper, stemming from an alleged shooting that occurred on Nov. 6, 2021.
“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,” Gascón reportedly said in a statement Monday. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”