Why is A$AP Rocky facing trial and will he go to jail?
9 January 2024, 16:30
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky attend 2023 Met Gala
Why is A$AP Rocky going to court? Will he go to jail? Here’s the rundown about the rapper’s trial.
Rapper A$AP Rocky is facing trial on charges that he fired a gun at a friend in Hollywood, California in 2021.
The rapper and father-of-two with R&B superstar Rihanna, has been ruled to face trial by a judge, and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
So, why is A$AP Rocky in court and will he go to prison? Here’s everything you need to know and all the updates surrounding his legal case.
Why is A$AP Rocky facing trial?
ASAP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, is facing trial over charges that he fired a gun at a former friend. He is facing the charges of two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm.
He has pleaded not guilty, however the court judge ML Villar has said that there is sufficient evidence for the defendant to go on trial.
The judge revealed that the “the totality of the video and testimony” shows that the case can go to trial.
Will A$AP Rocky go to jail?
If found guilty of all the charges, A$AP Rocky faces up to 24 years in prison, according to prosecutors.
A$AP Rocky was arrested in April 2022 for allegedly firing a gun that grazed Terell Ephron, a former A$AP Mob member.
The rapper was called to court in January 2024, and entered the plea of not guilty, to which Court Judge Karla Kerlin set the next pre-trial date for 6 March – and the court heard a trial must take place within 45 days after that date.
What has Rihanna said about A$AP Rocky’s trial?
Following the news that A$AP Rocky will face trial, insiders have revealed that his girlfriend Rihanna has reportedly vowed to stay by him during the trial.
“She’s trying to stay calm and listen to the lawyers promising they’ll keep him out of jail,” insiders told Life & Style.
“But it’s pretty hard when everyone promised this wouldn’t even go to trial and look how that went.”