The performer, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, appeared before Judge Victoria Wilson in a courtroom in Los Angeles to answer to two charges of assault with a semiautomatic weapon. According to a CNN report, Rocky “came in court sporting a navy blue suit, accentuated with a dark tie and black face mask.
Rocky responded when asked if he understood the allegations and legal procedure, “I do your honor.”
A semiautomatic handgun, according to the prosecution, was allegedly pointed at the victim by Rocky after a heated argument with a former buddy in November. Rocky allegedly discharged the gun twice at the victim during a subsequent altercation.
Rocky was issued a criminal protective order by the court, which forbade him from speaking to the accuser and mandated that he surrender any firearms within 24 hours.
Any travel must be approved in advance by the court.
Rocky is still out on $550,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court once again on November 2.
In a statement to CNN on Monday, LA County District Attorney George Gascón stated, “Discharging a pistol in a public place is a severe offence that could have ended with fatal consequences not only for the individual targeted but also for innocent onlookers visiting Hollywood.”
“After carefully examining the facts in this case, my office concluded that it was appropriate to add a particular firearm charge.”