After A$AP Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on April 20 of this year in connection with a previously unreported Nov. 6 shooting back in 2021, a former member of the A$AP Mob, A$AP Relli, has now come forward claiming to be the victim of that shooting.
According to Rolling Stone, Relli (born Terell Ephron) will reportedly file a civil lawsuit against Rocky. Attorneys Jamal Tooson and Brian Hurwitz, say that Rocky lured Relli, who is a talent manager and producer, to a central Hollywood location under the impression that they would “discuss a disagreement between the two of them.”
Tooson and Hurwitz claim that Rocky (born Rakim Mayers) arrived at the location with a semi-automatic handgun.
“After arriving at the location, a conversation ensued whereby without provocation, warning, or any justification, A$AP Rocky produced the handgun and intentionally fired multiple shots at Mr. Ephron.”
Police reports state that the unidentified shooting victim at the time shared with police that Rocky was walking with two other people and later approached on the street holding a handgun.
The victim alleged that Rocky shot at him three to four times, claiming that one of the bullets grazed his left hand.
A$AP Rocky’s April arrest made national headlines when the Harlem rapper landed at LAX following a getaway trip with his girlfriend Rihanna. The pair were in her native Barbados just weeks before expecting their first child together.
The 33-year-old was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, and was quickly released from jail after posting a $500,000 bond, KTTV previously reported.
Relli is planning to sue the rapper over “irreparable harm to his career in the entertainment industry” after the Los Angeles shooting. Rocky has not been charged in connection to the shooting, but will appear in court on Wednesday (August 17).