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Rapper ASAP Rocky pleads not guilty in alleged shooting of former friend ASAP Relli

American rapper, ASAP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges ahead of his upcoming trial.

During his arraignment on Monday, Rocky, 35, (born Rakim Mayers) pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. The charges stem from a November 2021 incident in which Rocky allegedly fired a semiautomatic handgun at former friend ASAP Relli (real name Terell Ephron). 

 Rocky is due back in court on March 6 for a pretrial conference.

The rapper also waived a formal reading of his rights during the arraignment. 

After the arraignment, defense attorney Joe Tacopina told reporters Rocky, né Rakim Mayers, is “cool as a cucumber” ahead of trial.

He also said Rocky, who shares two sons, RZA, 19 months, and Riot Rose, 5 months, with pop superstar Rihanna was eager to get the trial “over with so he can start enjoying his family.” 

The next hearing for the “Praise the Lord” rapper, 35, who pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm in August 2022, is scheduled for March 6.

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