Published: 1:02 pm PST, November 21, 2023
ace a$ap rocky be prepared to be sued for Allegedly shooting at a former friendA source close to the 35-year-old rapper and Rihanna Sharing how the couple is dealing with the situation.
“Rihanna and A$AP are a team and will always support each other,” the source tells ET.
The couple – who have been together since 2020 – share two children together. Their first son, Raza, was born in May 2022, and the couple welcomed baby No. 2, Riot, in August. The source said that her children remain her top priority at this time.
“Rihanna and A$AP have always put family first and are both very hands-on parents,” the source continued, adding that they are careful about what happens in their lives outside the home. What is happening should not affect the peace of their children.
For A$AP, this includes the charges he is facing for an alleged 2021 shooting in Los Angeles.
On Monday, the rapper appeared in court as Superior Court Judge ML Villar decided there was enough evidence in the case to proceed with criminal proceedings.
A$AP – whose real name is Rakim Meyers – performed at the W.B. in Hollywood on November 6, 2021. Has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic gun for firing a gun at a former friend outside a hotel.
In court, a Los Angeles detective testified about surveillance cameras in the area where the shooting allegedly occurred. Footage was played showing a man resembling A$AP holding a gun. The police detective testified that he believed the man in the video to be the rapper.
Under cross-examination by A$AP’s attorney, the detective said officers did not find any bullet casings at the scene of the altercation. But victim Terrell Efron, aka A$AP Reilly, claimed he returned to the scene and found the shells himself.
Efron – who claims to have been close friends with A$AP when they were younger – says the alleged incident left him with bruised arms and legs and other minor injuries.
The Los Angeles court date arrived just hours later Complex released an interview with Musician, where he talked about his relationship with the 35-year-old “Shut Up and Drive” singer.
In the sit-down, he joked that of all the collaborations they’ve done over the years — including overlaps in music and fashion — his two sons are the best thing they’ve done together.
“I think we’re doing a really great job collaborating on having a baby,” the “Fashion Killa” rapper said. “I think it’s the best design we’ve ever made. There’s no better design than this.”
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