ASAP Rocky is being sued for $25,000 (£20,600) over an incident where he allegedly shot and injured fellow rapper ASAP Relli.
elli, whose real name is Terell Ephron, claims that Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, swung a gun at him and then opened fire last November.
Ephron’s attorneys argued that Mayers’ conduct was “illegal or otherwise extreme and outrageous” and subjected their client to “serious mental distress.”
It comes as Mayers, who recently welcomed her first child with Rihanna, is due to appear in court in Los Angeles to be convicted of two counts of gun assault, also stemming from the incident.
In legal documents filed last week and obtained by the PA news agency, Ephron laid out his claim and asked for the case to go to trial.
“Defendant (Mayers) knowingly or recklessly illegally swung a gun at Plaintiff (Ephron),” the document states.
“Furthermore, Defendant intentionally or recklessly caused a bullet/shrapnel to hit Plaintiff.
“In both cases, Defendant’s conduct was illegal or otherwise extreme and outrageous.
The filing added: “The defendant violated Article 245 of the Penal Code by illegally aiming a loaded firearm and pointing it at the Plaintiff.
“This action was an important factor in the physical, mental and emotional harm of Plaintiff.”
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As well as the $25,000 settlement, attorneys are asking Mayers for additional damages to cover medical bills.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Mayers faces two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and the charge of personal use of a firearm.
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