New York rapper A$AP Rocky is making headlines this week as reports claim he has been charged with assaulting a female fan in Philadelphia a few days ago.
According to reports, the alleged attack went down during Jay Z‘s Made In America festival.
Rapper A$AP Rocky — the guy behind the hit “F**kin’ Problems” — has been slapped with an assault charge in Philadelphia after allegedly getting all Rick James on a female fan this weekend … TMZ has learned. We know … the alleged victim, a young mom, filed a criminal complaint with the District Attorney’s Office today claiming she was attending the Made In America concert on Saturday when the rapper got violent. (TMZ)
In light of the seriousness, Rocky currently faces a misdemeanor charge.
The woman claims A$AP was trying to make his way through a crowd of dancing fans — with a bunch of girls pulling on his shirt — when A$AP turned and fired off an open-hand slap, connecting with her face. The woman claims she was injured from the alleged slap — suffering whiplash from the impact. The D.A.’s office reviewed the case and has decided to charge A$AP with misdemeanor simple assault. We reached out to A$AP’s camp for comment — so far, no word back. (TMZ)
During the music fest, A$AP unleashed an energetic live set when he finally hit the stage.
Hardly Rocky: Or A$AP. As Spin’s Christopher Weingarten pointed out on via Twitter, it should’ve been perfect for A$AP Rocky to play the Rocky Stage — the main stage of the festival, dubbed so because of its proximity to the steps leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art that Rocky Balboa famously scaled. But the rapper showed up for his set 23 minutes late, which hardly jibed with that whole as-soon-as-possible thing that his name implies. A$AP Rocky may have shown up with half a set, but the crowd of rapt teenagers roared at the conclusion of each of the four or five songs he played, proving that you can take the round with the right hit. (USA Today)
Outside of the legal problem, the New York native recently downplayed romance rumors involving R&B diva Rihanna.
“Nah, we weren’t filming no video, we were just chillin,’ ” Lord Flacko told MTV News of the August 15 photos, despite the presence of cameras, lighting equipment and plenty of extras on what appears to be a video set. Rocky denied rumors of any romance, saying, “People crazy. You know people say a lot.” A$AP has been dating supermodel Chanel Iman — the couple even rode the subway home from Sunday’s VMAs in Brooklyn — yet even that hasn’t stopped the speculation. (MTV)