Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage as ASAP Rocky, is the boyfriend of Rihanna. He is getting ready to go on trial for the alleged shooting death of Terell Ephron, a friend from his youth.

The two-year-old event came to light recently after a video purportedly showing ASAP Rocky shooting Ephron with a pistol went viral.

It was revealed that ASAP Rocky would go on trial for allegedly shooting Ephron in the face during a skirmish, causing minor injuries, on the second day of his hearing. The musician pleaded not guilty.

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Rocky may spend up to ten years in jail if found guilty of the two assaults with firearm charges against him.

The accusations stemmed from a disagreement between the rapper and Ephron, who was a part of the A$AP Mob and had known the other since high school in New York.

In a different complaint, Ephron states that on November 6, 2021, Asap Rocky took him to an undisclosed location outside the W Hotel in Hollywood in order to resolve a dispute. In addition, he says he has experienced aggression, emotional distress, assault, and carelessness.

The incident’s CCTV footage has gone viral, and several witnesses say they saw Rakim draw and shoot a gun.

But the legal team for ASAP Rocky disputes that he is the individual in the video.

The music industry has witnessed the rise in popularity of ASAP Rocky, who is presently dating music icon Rihanna.

Together, the couple has two children. The rapper became well-known with the support of artists like Drake.