It looks like the seemingly paused legal case between A$AP Rocky and A$AP Relli just got a huge reopening. For those unaware, the latter sued the former for allegedly shooting him in 2021, a civil case that they paused in December of last year. Moreover, now Relli sued Rocky again, but this time for defamation, and also added his lawyer Joe Tacopina as a defendant according to legal docs reportedly obtained by TMZ. Specifically, the ASAP Mob member claims that the attorney defamed him during a campaign defending the New York rapper. Not only that, but he claims that the father of two directed Tacopina to portray Relli as a cash-hungry, deceitful extortionist.
"Rocky didn't commit a crime," Tacopina said of ASAP Rocky's alleged shooting in an article reportedly cited by this new suit. "It was an extortion attempt by a former associate, who threatened to make false, criminal accusations if Rocky didn't pay him." Furthermore, ASAP Relli wants an unspecified amount in damages in this case, as he stated he received death threats and online harassment due to what he claims are lies about him and the shooting. The "RIOT" MC pled not guilty in the case.
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"This is actually nothing more than a publicity stunt which is going to backfire badly," ASAP Rocky's lawyer told TMZ. "I more than welcome this lawsuit especially because the resolution of the criminal case has not happened yet. This opens up this extortionist to depositions under oath now before the resolution of the criminal case. It will expose the fraud he committed and unfortunately for his lawyers, it will cause them to be responsible for legal fees in this case.
"They don't know the facts of this case or the actions taken by their client," he continued. "But I will be more than happy to educate them." This further complicated an already murky legal battle, and reopened it in the public eye. We'll see if anything significant comes from this, and if it actually ends up resolving the present shooting debacle. On that note, stay posted on HNHH for the latest news and updates on ASAP Rocky and ASAP Relli's lawsuits.