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A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault

Victim alleges the rapper slapped her at Made in America

A$AP Rocky performs in Reading, England.
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September 5, 2013 7:56 AM ET

A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault after allegedly slapping a fan over the weekend. According to TMZ, the rapper reportedly slapped a woman in the crowd on Saturday during his performance at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia. The woman alleges that the rapper slapped her while making his way through the crowd during his set, and that she suffered whiplash from the blow.

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The complaint was filed with Philadelphia's District Attorney's Office, which later charged A$AP with misdemeanor simple assault. 

A$AP Rocky is currently prepping the debut release of the as-of-now untitled A$AP Mob album, due October 15.

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