A$AP Rocky Sued For Assault, Rapper Claims Self-Defense
UPDATE: A man says A$AP Rocky beat him in a clothing store in July. Almost a year later, A$AP files that the fight was in self-defense.
A lawsuit claims that A$AP Rocky not only beat a man in a New York clothing store in July, but also did so while under the influence of illegal drugs.
Rocky was arrested in July after a fight between him and two photographers who had been filming the rapper while he was involved in an altercation with another person. That person, TMZ reports, claims that he saw the Harlem emcee get high in the clothing store, and Rocky began beating him, before turning his attention to the photographers.
Rocky has already struck a plea deal in the criminal case, pleading guilty to attempted grand larceny, with the assault and robbery charges being dropped.
(December 31, 2012)
UPDATE: A$AP Rocky has responded to his 2012 clothing boutique lawsuit. TMZ reports that the Polo Grounds/RCA Records star filed documents that say the attack was in self-defense of the owner. Rather than seeking damages, the Harlem, New York sensation is asking that the case be dropped.