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US rapper A$AP Rocky charged with shooting

American rapper A$AP Rocky, an associate of Rihanna, has been charged for his role in last November’s Hollywood shooting, Los Angeles, California authorities said on Monday.

The 33-year-old musician, whose real name is Rakeem Myers, has been charged with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.

He is suspected of pointing a gun at a former friend during an argument last November and then shooting him twice, causing “minor injury”, according to police.

A$AP Rocky is due to appear in Los Angeles court on Wednesday.

The rapper was arrested in April at an airport in Los Angeles as he boarded a private jet from Barbados, where his girlfriend Rihanna is from, with whom he had a child in May.

Rihanna, the huge star behind the hits “Diamonds” and “Umbrella,” is “the love of my life” and “the one and only,” the singer told GQ magazine in May 2021.

In August 2019, A$AP Rocky was given a suspended prison sentence for violence after a fight in Stockholm.

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