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A$AP Relli claims that A$AP Rocky attempted to shoot him

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

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Producer A$AP Relli has announced that he plans to launch a civil lawsuit against A$AP Rocky over an alleged shooting incident last year.

A$AP Relli – real name Terell Ephron – is a former member of A$AP Rocky’s A$AP Mob collective. He alleges that, in November 2021, A$AP Rocky – real name Rakim Mayers – invited him to discuss a disagreement that had occurred between them, but that Mayers arrived at that meeting with a gun and started shooting at him.

“Unbeknownst to Mr Ephron, A$AP Rocky was not just planning for a conversation and came armed with a semi-automatic handgun”, Ephron’s lawyers Jamal Tooson and Brian Hurwitz say in a statement to Rolling Stone. “After arriving at the location, a conversation ensued whereby without provocation, warning, or any justification, A$AP Rocky produced the handgun and intentionally fired multiple shots at Mr Ephron”.

Mayers was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in April this year in connection with an alleged shooting. Details of that criminal case have not yet been made public and Mayers has not been charged, but he is due in court on 17 Aug.

Identifying him as the alleged shooting victim, the statement on behalf of Ephron claims that he received minor injuries to his left hand in the incident and has subsequently received “multiple death threats and irreparable harm to his career in the entertainment industry”.

A$AP Rocky has not commented on his arrest or Ephron’s claims.