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A$AP Rocky will soon learn if he’s going to trial for charges of shooting at former friend

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A$AP Rocky could learn Monday whether he will be ordered to trial on allegations that he fired a gun at a former friend and collaborator outside a Hollywood hotel.A Los Angeles judge is set to hear evidence Monday against the 35-year-old rap star and father of two children with Rihanna as he decides whether he should stand trial on two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm.

He has pleaded not guilty.Prosecutors allege that outside the W. Hotel in Hollywood on Nov. 6, 2021, Rocky pointed a handgun at Terell Ephron, then in a confrontation soon after fired shots that grazed Ephron’s knuckles and left him with minor injuries.At the first day of the hearing earlier this month, Ephron, who once went by A$AP Relli, testified that he and Rocky were close friends as teens along with the other members of the A$AP collective, a group of New York high school students who sought to make music and pursue other art forms.He said their friendship lasted until well after Rocky became a star, but began to fray after he felt that Rocky had failed to follow through on promised business ventures and had neglected the other members of their high school collective, who were having difficult lives.

The tension came to a head when the shots were fired in 2021, he said.Prosecutors also played surveillance video that captured part of the incident.

It appears to show Rocky brandishing a gun and possibly firing it, though his lawyers deny that he did so.Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in the case in April, and charged in August.

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