Updated: A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault

by Yesha Callahan


A$lap Rocky, I mean A$AP Rocky, has been hit with assault charges in Philadelphia after allegedly $lapping a female fan during the Made In America concert. The victim filed a complaint with the D.A’s office on Tuesday. The complaint states that as A$AP was making is way through crowd, a bunch of girls were pulling on his shirt. In retaliation, A$AP turned around and slapped her in the face.

The woman is claiming to have suffered injuries that include whiplash.  After reviewing the case the D.A’s office decided to charge A$AP with misdemenor simple assault.

This isn’t the first slapping incident A$AP has been involved in. Earlier this summer, a video from an Australia performance surfaced which seemingly shows the rapper slapping a woman in the audience, then taunting her.

A$AP is seen in the footage at 1:39:46 turning to face the woman who blows him kisses before he reaches up and appears to slap her across the left side of her face. The unknown female fan in dark blue tights and a long white sleeved top is seen recoiling directly after with A$AP Rocky waving his finger at her in disapproval. There were no reports of charges being filed in that incident.

Maybe this victim was dark skinned and had on red lipstick and he thoroughly disapproved.


Updated: Lisa Wade, the woman A$AP slapped, spoke with TMZ:

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    Not surprised he assaults women.

  • Nubian Princess

    Most gay men dislike women anyway… I’m not surprised

  • The Other Jess

    When wil black women learn to stop supporting hip hop?

  • Simon Templar

    Jail his ass!

  • pop goes the weasel

    not surprised. won’t be supporting him. not that i did anyway, but i’ll be telling others about this mess called aslap rocky.

  • SAA

    OMG!! I’ve always been just gobsmacked at the idea of men actually slapping women or another man for that matter. You’ve seriously got to be a bitchmade man to slap a person.

  • Miss E

    Nubian Princess, that is a homophobic comment & you know it. Are there statistics to back this claim? & pray do tell, since most gay men hate women, do most heterosexual men love women?

  • Nubian Princess

    Get your panties out a bunch homophobic police. It’s not that serious. It was said in Jest. I know most gay men do not dislike women. I said nothing derogatory about being a homosexual so how is that homophobic?? I am not afraid of Gay men so where’s my phobia??? Find something better to do with your time than policing other readers comments, GOOD DAY :-)

  • Nadell

    Not the first incident you say?
    Soooo, this explains his ‘concern’ with dark skin women wearing red lipstick….

  • Starla

    Look at the Beatles, MJ, James Brown and other past artists who were mobbed by fans, had their clothes torn off and whatnot. None of those performers would have dared insulted their fans much less assaulting them. Times are really a changing.

  • Laura Charles

    “Maybe this victim was dark skinned and had on red lipstick and he thoroughly disapproved.”


  • Miss E

    Unfortunately, nubian princess, it IS that serious. I’m highly disappointed that a black woman (& I’m assuming from your name that you’re a black woman) will post the comment you did & think it’s ok because ‘it was said in jest’. We black women have been discriminated against for such a long time that we know how painful it is for others to ‘jokingly’ make discriminatory statements about any group of people. A man slaps a woman & instead of criticizing him, the patriarchal society or even the misogynistic culture in hip-hop, you find a way to make this about gay people (oh & by the way, I didn’t get the memo that A$AP or whatever his name is called is gay).

  • SMH

    How do you know?

    One of the Beatles is speculated to have been involved in a friend’s death over a girl.

    Rick James smacked a hell of a lot of folks.

    Pretty sure James Brown did as well. Open fist, with jheri curl juice.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    DIES at the last line of the article… but not surprised! I saw on another blog when he was at the VMA’s and got into an altercation and his girl was trying to break it up and he man handle her and pushed her off of him. I’ am glad to say I never heard this guy’s music and don’t want too. But he seems like he has an ego complex.

  • http://gravatar.com/geenababe geenababe

    Strike 4 for Rocky

  • http://clutchmagazine opiland

    He might be someone with “antisocial personality disorder” or a “bad pimp going wild”…don’t care to know.either way, that degenerate needs to sit his ass in jail and get some mental help.
    Who does that?

  • Belle

    I’m surprised that A$lap Celie didn’t tell Harpo to beat her…

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    Not for nothing but Azealia banks put him and his crew on blast after his red lipstick comments. Homo eroticism, misogyny, and hip hop culture have gone hand in hand for decades.

  • jay cee


  • Nakia

    So, we can’t listen to any hip hop? No Lauryn Hill, Common, Dead Prez, Roots, nothing?

  • Angelique212

    I didn’t even have to read the article to know that he slapped a woman. These males are useless.

  • Angelique212

    “Homo eroticism, misogyny, and hip hop culture have gone hand in hand for decades.” – there is truth in what she speaks, politically correct or no. That still should not reflect on gay men as a group, but there is something VERY REAL and specific to black males in the rap entertainment industry who survive and thrive on misogyny with smatterings of homo eroticism.

  • Angelique212

    This garbage today isn’t hip hop.

  • Gina

    @OrangeStarrHappyHunting: The misogyny in hip-hop is not because some hip-hop artistes are gay, it is because they are MEN. And they are men, living in a society that raises boys to believe that women are inferior to men & can therefore be disrespected. Why single out gay men as ‘mostly’ hating women? Why act as if it’s because they are gay that they hate women? Do heterosexual men like women more? Are the men in prison for raping women, bashing their wives, the men around the world who marry child brides, the men in societies who refuse to let women drive or go to school- are all of these men gay?

  • Nakia

    Funny! I would venture that you have to be a “bitchmade” man to GET slapped by another man. I’ve seen it happen. Not pretty. The the slapee actually fell back, literally.

    I’d also say that you gotta be a bitchmade man to hit a woman in any way. Hand open or closed.

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    My point was about hip hop specifically, and the DL dudes that hide behind their manufactured hyper masculine images when they are in fact homosexual, and quite often their real life experiences reflect that hate.and disrespect in the lyrics… if you do not see the connection there I don’t know what to tell you.
    I would not generalize all men, simply because they are men as being misogynistic and thinking women are inferior, that is a broad stroke.

  • Leo

    When will black women stop supporting those who do not like or respect them, but will gladly take their dollars?

  • GlowBelle

    Ugh. Not surprised in the slightest. He just radiates foolishness and arrogance from picture alone. These are the kinds of fools that I can’t believe people support and I hate that that there will be women out there who won’t see how problematic his actions were and will want this fool to slap them too. Remember it happened with Chris Brown’s fans…

  • TypeA

    I went to Made in America and wore red lipstick because of A$AP’s earlier comments about dark skinned women and red lipstick. And just so you know, I ROCKED IT.

  • simplyme

    He seems like a wonderful person.

  • ImJustSaying

    let’s remember that the majority of hip hop consumers/downloaders are neither black nor female.If black people are supposedly 17%* of the US population black women as 8.5% of the population could stop buying this trash music and barely make a dent.
    *I’m sure this number is much higher but census #’s are always skewed

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