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June Hearing Will Determine If A$AP Rocky Will Stand Trial For 2021 Shooting Of A$AP Relli



A$AP Rocky. Image source: The Daily Stardust, ShotByNYP.
A$AP Rocky. Image source: The Daily Stardust, ShotByNYP.

A$AP Rocky is still dealing with legal fallout following the shooting of former associate A$AP Relli in 2021. Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, faces two charges of felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm. Last August, the 34-year-old A$AP Rocky pled not guilty at the hearing in court. Judge Kerry White scheduled a hearing for the rapper on Jun 5. The rapper was not present when the date was set. If Rocky is convicted on both counts, he faces up to 4 years per charge. Previously, Mayers’ lawyer Joe Tacopina, told TMZ, “What will become abundantly clear in the upcoming months, based on facts and evidence, is that Rocky is innocent of these charges.” A$AP Rocky is currently out on $550,000 bail.

Rocky’s Life Outside Of Court

Outside of A$AP Rocky’s upcoming hearing, the rapper expects his second child with singer Rihanna. Their first child was born back in May 2022. The new family unit debuted on the cover, where the rapper is kissing his son in the pictures. Though he has garnered a fair amount of criticism on social media for this display of affection, people are just as, if not more so, supportive of the new dad. And for the rapper’s music fans, he is also preparing to birth a new album.

Though there is no release date yet, Rocky sat down with Complex and revealed he would be dropping soon. But of course, Rocky’s most significant source of joy right now is his family.

“I love it. Everything is just based around my newfound love for being a dad and a family man. It’s lit right now. I can’t even describe it.”

Rocky is focusing on his various projects outside the home and studio. He announced the launch of his interior decor brand, Hommemade, last December. In fact, the first piece was a collab with the Italian brand Guffam. It’s a cactus and mushroom installation inspired by artists Guido Drocco and Franco Mello. It’s been on display in Art Miami and made into nine limited-edition pieces. Though the legal outcome of the rapper’s troubles is uncertain, he undoubtedly has fans and family rooting for him behind the scenes.

Written by Kimberly Stelly | Letterboxd | Instagram | Twitter 

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