The charges come after the rapper was arrested for an alleged assault with a deadly weapon on April 20 at Los Angeles International Airport in connection to the Nov. 6 2021 shooting.
However, he was released on bond Wednesday afternoon shortly after he was booked, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Jail database. His bond was set at $550,000.
The DA’s office did not disclose the victim’s name when announcing the charges, but earlier this month Mayers’ childhood friend and colleague in the music industry, rapper A$AP Relli, came forward as the victim of the alleged assault.
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A$AP Relli, whose legal name is Terrell Ephron, was a member of the rap crew A$AP Mob with Mayers. He filed a civil lawsuit last week against Mayers, alleging that he was “injured physically and mentally” due to the shooting, Ephron’s attorney Jamal Tooson told ABC News in a phone interview Wednesday.
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“It was unprovoked, it wasn’t in self defense. It was unjustified,” Tooson said of the alleged assault against his client.
“It’s terrifying, it’s shocking,” Tooson added. “[Ephron] is emotionally traumatized. He is in a constant state of fear.”
According to Tooson, his client has received “a tremendous amount of threats on his life” on various platforms, including social media, since his identity was confirmed.