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A$AP Rocky claims he is being extorted for $1 million by a former friend who claims he shot at him last year.

The 33-year-old rapper denies firing shots at A$AP Relli last November.

His lawyer Joe Tacopina told TMZ on Friday: "Rocky didn't commit a crime."

"It was an extortion attempt by a former associate, who threatened to make false criminal accusations if Rocky didn't pay him," Tacopina said.

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Rocky's baby mama, Rihanna (right), was the one being extorted, since Rocky doesn't have $1 million cash.

Rocky was charged with two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. He faces up to four years in jail on each charge if he's convicted.

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Relli claims he got into an argument with Rocky on the night of November 6, and Rocky fired multiple shots at him. Relli says his hand was hit by bullet fragments.

But Tacopina claims he has eyewitnesses who swear Relli wasn't hit by bullet fragments because no gun was fired.

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Tacopina told TMZ that he has two eyewitnesses who backed up Rocky's claims that shots were not even fired at Relli.

"What will become abundantly clear in the upcoming months, based on facts and evidence, is that Rocky is innocent of these charges," he said.

During a hearing on Friday, the judge continued a protective order against Rocky. But he ordered Relli not to attack or harass Rocky and to stay 100 yards away from him - because Rocky's life "is also in danger."

Rocky is free on $550,000 bond and his pre-trial hearing is set for November 2.


A Rihanna sighting sparked rumors that she is recording a new album, possibly with her baby daddy A$AP Rocky.

The Bajan fashion and beauty mogul, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was seen carrying a pink diaper bag as she and Rocky entered a West Hollywood recording studio last night.

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The couple welcomed their first child, a boy, in May. It seems she brought her son to work with her in Los Angeles.

The couple was accompanied by a friend who probably watched their infant while they worked. Rihanna and Rocky don't go anywhere without their firstborn child.

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She handed her diaper bag to the friend to carry for her. RiRi probably made an agreement with the paparazzi not to photograph the baby.


Her last album was Anti in 2016. That's six long years her fans have waited without a new album from their fave.


The album spawned the hit single "Work" which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Work" became Rihanna's 14th number-one song, breaking a tie with Michael Jackson, who had 13 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.


Rihanna, 34, is the second-best-selling female music artist of all time with record sales of over 250 million records worldwide. She has an impressive collection of hardware, including nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards (including the Icon Award), and 12 Billboard Music Awards.

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were spotted enjoying a date night at the Ned hotel where they spent a few hours in a private suite.

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Rihanna looked incredible three months after delivering her first child. She showed off her thunder thighs as she walked hand-in-hand with Rocky.

Rihanna rocked a green pleather mini skirt with matching green satin blouse and strappy heels.

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When a BACKGRID photog asked how their new baby was doing, the couple smiled and kept walking.

Twitter trolls fat-shamed the new mom, who welcomed her first child, a boy, in May.

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The Bajan beauty politely asked the paparazzi to stop taking pictures earlier this month. She has avoided the paparazzi in the US since May because Americans are shamefully fatphobic.


Rocky is still facing firearm assault charges in Los Angeles - despite rumors that Rihanna paid millions to his accuser, ASAP Relli, to make the charges go away.

The rapper pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and was ordered to return to court on November 2.

A judge ordered the A$AP Rocky to stay away from ASAP Relli.

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A rumor is sweeping the blogs that Rihanna offered to pay ASAP Relli millions of dollars to make A$AP Rocky's assault charges go away.

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Relli told police Rocky (pictured) pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and fired the gun in his direction in Hollywood last November. But he missed his target.

Rocky appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom last week where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm.

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On Monday, Aug. 15, the Los Angeles district attorney charged Rocky with felony assault with a firearm.

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Now there are reports that Rihanna is trying to save her baby daddy from going to prison by paying off Relli.

But even if Relli dropped the charges (in exchange for cash), the prosecutor can still try A$AP Rocky in court if there are other witnesses to the crime.

Paying off the accuser only works in the movies.

And if word gets to the prosecutor that Relli accepted a payoff in exchange for his silence, Relli could face charges himself.

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

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Twitter trolls fat shamed pop singer Rihanna who welcomed her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky in May. The curvy pop singer was seen leaving an office building with A$AP on Monday.

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Rihanna, who was born in Barbados, politely asked the paparazzi to stop taking pictures. She has avoided the paparazzi in the US since May because Americans are shamefully fatphobic and rude.

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After the photos surfaced online, Twitter users fat-shamed Rihanna and mocked her post-baby weight gain.

The rude tweets sparked a war of words between Rihanna's Navy and the trolls who called her fat.

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Rihanna, 34, was compared to Beyonce, who miraculously shed her post-baby weight before she even left the hospital maternity ward. Some people still believe Bey never gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy.

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New parents need a break! Moms and dads everywhere can sympathize with Rihanna and ASAP Rocky who are on a new sleep schedule thanks to their infant son.

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The power couple was spotted on another 4 a.m. stroll in New York City without their new bundle of joy. The pop stars enjoyed a brisk walk through the park by the water in New York City, according to BACKGRID. Their photographer was also out at that hour and just happened to capture photos of them.

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Thick and lovely Rihanna wore a sliced up button down shirt that gave fans a peek of her belly (is she wearing SKIMS?) She also wore a pair of ASAP's jeans, while ASAP rocked a black tactical vest, long sleeve white jersey with flowers on the sleeves and a curly wig.


Rihanna and A$AP Rocky couldn't sleep, so they went out for a late-night stroll in New York City at 4 a.m. while the city slept.

The couple who, welcomed their son in May, held hands as they stepped out and went to a local shop before strolling around Soho for awhile and heading home.


Rihanna, 34, wore black baggy pants and an oversized hoodie as she walked along the deserted streets with Rocky. In other pics, the "Umbrella" singer wore sunglasses, despite the late hour.

Friends say Rihanna is keeping Rocky close after several foreigners provided receipts that he slid into their DMs.


"Rocky’s been everything,” a source told HollywoodLife in June. "She's told her friends that she can't imagine doing this with anyone but him by his side, he's just so supportive and loving. Seeing him hold their son make her love him in a whole new way."

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Another source said, "Rihanna has seen whole different side of Rocky that she's never known. She's fallen even more in love with him since they welcomed their son into this world and she cherishes every moment of seeing Rocky and their son bonding."

Rihanna and Rocky dated on and off for years. She dumped him several times for cheating on her. So she is well aware of his philandering.

She probably thought that a baby would make him settle down. But that strategy didn't work for Ne-Yo, T.I., Sean Combs, and countless other promiscuous industry men.

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Rihanna and ASAP Rocky stepped out for a late-night dinner in New York on Sunday, July 24.

The couple returned to New York after she attended his performance at Lollapalooza in Paris, France.

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Rihanna rocked a Jean Paul Gaultier bustier and matching leggings with a three quarter length black faux leather coat.

ASAP wore navy blue shorts with a matching Raf Simons blazer. He accessorized with a Phantom Warrior Lanes t-shirt and a pair of Oakley wingtip golf shoes.

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ASAP explained how he finds pieces for his eclectic wardrobe in an interview with GQ magazine.

"I like when it's just like a treasure hunt, right? It's all about sourcing the originator or the creator. It takes it back to the old school analog days when you had to really search for information and there wasn't Google. I really like fun. It's mostly about having fun with pieces nowadays... I'm just doing what I want."

Fans question when the couple find the time to spend with their 2-month-old son in Barbados. But how do we know the baby wasn't with them on tour? It's hard to believe a first-time mom would leave her baby at home to go on tour with her cheating man. Oh, wait. Never mind.

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A$AP Rocky and Rihanna plan to raise their son to be "open-minded" and to embrace "diversity and versatility".

Rocky and Rihanna welcomed their first child - a baby boy - in Los Angeles on May 13.

The Metrosexual rapper, who has worn dresses and makeup in the past, said he hopes to raise "open-minded children" with pop singer Rihanna.

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"I hope to raise open-minded children. Not people who discriminate," the 33-year-old rapper told Dazed magazine in an article published Monday.

"And I'm not trying to describe a saint, but realistically, I just want a cool child with cool parents."
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Rocky said he wants to raise children who embrace "diversity and versatility". His children won't be influenced by society's gender stereotyping.

"Things like diversity and versatility are important, and they'll be embedded in [our] household," he said.

Rocky has spoken out against rampant gay bashing in hip-hop.

"For instance, one big issue in hip-hop is the gay thing," he told the New York Daily News in an article published in 2013.

He continued:

"It's 2013, and it's a shame that, to this day, that topic still gets people all excited. It's crazy. And it makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to hip-hop, because it makes it seem like everybody in hip-hop is small-minded or stupid — and that's not the case."

Rocky added:

"We've got people like Jay Z. We've got people like Kanye [West]. We've got people like me. We're all prime examples of people who don't think like that."

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The rapper and the Fenty Beauty mogul, who began dating in 2020, announced her first pregnancy in January.

Rocky said the couple plans to have more children and they will raise their family in Rihanna's native Barbados.

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A Rihanna fan page apparently scooped all the blogs by leaking a photo of new mommy RiRi feeding her adorable newborn son.

In the photo, Rihanna wears a checkered pink top while feeding her baby boy.

The fan page captioned the sweet image: "My Queen @badgalriri."

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Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky welcomed the newborn on May 13 in Los Angeles. They didn't announce a name, but a source says the baby's name is Robin Rakim Mayers. He is named after his mom, Robyn, and his father, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers.
RELATED: Rihanna's Baby Boy Already Worth $1.5B
Fans believe Rihanna leaked the photo herself because a hospital worker is shopping photos of the newborn in the hospital nursery.

The same employee violated the hospital's privacy policy by announcing the hospital cleared a floor so Rihanna could give birth last week.

Rihanna's ecstatic fans congratulated her in the photo comments section.

One fan wrote: "Congratulations. Now breastfeed that baby."

Some new moms choose not to breastfeed for personal, health, and aesthetic reasons.

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's baby boy is already worth $1.4 billion, bypassing Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's children on the Hollywood rich babies list.

Rihanna, 34, and A$AP, 33, welcomed their first child, a boy, on May 13 in a Los Angeles hospital.

It is estimated that the newborn is worth $1.5 billion USD based on his parents' combined net worth.

According to PEOPLE, Rihanna and her newborn are resting at her home in Los Angeles. A$AP moved in with her after the police raided his rental property following his arrest at LAX Airport on April 20.

"Rihanna is doing well. They are very excited to be parents. Rihanna is already a wonderful mom," said PEOPLE's source.


The wealthy baby bypasses Kylie Jenner's second child, a boy named Wolf, by her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott, 31. They also share daughter Stormi. Both children will split their mother's fortune.

Travis lost about half of his net worth after 10 fans were crushed to death at his Astroworld music festival in Houston last November.

The rapper faces over $1 billion in lawsuits and owes millions in attorney's fees to a team of lawyers.

Adding to his woes is the fact that he can't find work due to the tragedy hanging over his head.

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Second on the rich babies list are Kanye YE West and Kim Kardashian, whose four children will split their net worth of $3.2 billion USD ($800 million each).

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Coming in third are Jay Z and Beyonce, whose 3 children - Blue Ivy, 10, and 4-year-old twins Sir and Rumi will share their combined net worth of $1.6 billion (about $533 million each).

Jay Z is also rumored to have 2 outside children, who will not share his fortune.

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Black Twitter is dragging Chris Brown for his detached and unfriendly congratulatory post to ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Rihanna, 34, welcomed her first child, a boy, with rapper A$AP Rocky, 33, on May 13. The baby news was confirmed on Thursday.

Chris, 33, took to his Instagram Stories and posted an image with the word "Congratulations," alongside emojis of a red heart, praying hands, and what looks like a pregnant man.

The post didn't name Rihanna or A$AP. Fans ripped the pop singer for his seemingly impersonal post to his ex-girlfriend.

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Rihanna and Chris Brown started dating in 2008. Their whirlwind relationship ended bitterly in 2009 when he beat her bloody during an argument.

Chris pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to 5 years of probation, as well as community service and domestic violence counseling.

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They later reunited in 2012 before splitting again in 2013. She told Vanity Fair that the domestic violence incident was too difficult to forget and ignore.

"It's in the past, and I don't want to say, 'Get over it,' because it's a very serious thing that is still relevant; it's still real. A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. A lot of young boys too. It's not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can't just dismiss it like it wasn't anything, or I don't take it seriously. But, for me, and anyone who's been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it."

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Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child, a baby boy, a rep confirmed Thursday. The baby was born in a Los Angeles hospital on May 13.

A hospital employee broke privacy policy by announcing the newborn's birth on social media last week. The employee said an entire floor was cleared of patients so Rihanna could give birth privately.

The couple announced their pregnancy in a photo shoot in Manhattan in January.

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Despite rumors of infidelity, Rihanna explained how Rocky got out of her friend zone in an interview with Vogue magazine.

"I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in," she said. Rihanna added they really bonded on a cross-country road trip together in Summer 2020.

"There's no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bullshit, it's just us living," she said.

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"I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side. What I love the most about us? Transparency with everything: how we're feeling, what our goals are, what our fears and insecurities are. The vulnerability to be able to say what you feel about each other."

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A$AP Rocky has moved out of his rental home in Hollywood after police raided the house last month.

Cops used a battering ram to break through the iron gate following the rapper's arrest at LAX Airport on April 20.


A$AP had just returned from Barbados where he vacationed with his pregnant girlfriend, singer Rihanna.

TMZ reports a moving truck was seen parked outside the contemporary house as his personal belongings were being loaded.

The raid was part of an investigation into a shooting that occurred last year. A man told police the rapper fired multiple shots at him and he was grazed in the hand.

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The man was shot last November during a shouting match on a Hollywood street.

The raid turned up several guns that did not match the ballistics of the weapon that shot the victim.

A$AP is currently out on bond.


Another woman has come forward with receipts that Rihanna's baby daddy, A$AP Rocky, tried to get with her offline.

Two weeks ago a Portuguese IG model claimed the Harlem rapper reached out to her via direct messages on Instagram.

The woman provided receipts and the gossip went viral. But the pregnant pop star hit back by going on vacation with A$AP in her native Barbados and tipping off the paparazzi.

The cheating gossip faded as their vacation photos hit the blogs last week.

Everything would've been perfect if A$AP didn't get arrested when they returned to the US on 4/20.

Now another woman has come forward with receipts that confirm the rapper's cheating ways.

According to The Sun, Rihanna was about four months pregnant when A$AP allegedly DM'd British paddleboarder Jilly O’Donnell in December.

A$AP, 33, allegedly offered to fly the mother-of-three to Ukraine to meet with him while he was on tour in Europe. He messaged her three times in 10 hours without a response.

When she eventually replied to his DMs he liked her comment with a heart emoji and they exchanged dozens of messages.


After he offered to fly her to Ukraine, Jilly replied: "I can't get to Ukraine haha, I can't even afford Xmas after lockdown last year..."

Rocky responded: "What you guys can't travel anywhere???? That sucks. I just got here. Freezing my f*****g balls off. The gym here is beautiful though."

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Jilly told The Sun, "He has millions of followers on Instagram so God only knows why he chose to message me."

She added:

"That would be crazy but a lot of women probably agree to stuff like that. He's rich and so people will no doubt come running when he clicks his fingers. I know what he'd have been after if I had flown out there but it was all just a bit of a laugh."

She continued:

"I was shocked to see he's with Rihanna, especially the fact she's pregnant. But nothing happened and it was all pretty lighthearted conversation. I hope they'll be very happy together."

We're not shocked by the flurry of cheating reports. Rihanna seems to be drawn to guys she knows will cheat on her.


Rihanna, 34, seemed distressed when they stepped out to Giorgi Baldi's in Santa Monica to attend her baby shower over the weekend. Her feet and ankles were swollen and she looked depressed. Now we know why.