A$AP Rocky maintains his plea of not guilty to felony gun charges ahead of a trial stemming from allegations of shooting former friend Terrell Ephron.

The rapper faces accusations of firing a gun at Ephron in Hollywood in November 2021, now charged with two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm.

A Los Angeles judge ruled sufficient evidence for Rocky to stand trial, potentially facing up to 24 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

The incident allegedly occurred during an escalated argument, resulting in Ephron sustaining minor injuries and Rocky fleeing the scene with two others.

Surveillance video and testimony indicated Rocky's involvement, with visuals showing a man resembling him holding a firearm during the altercation.

Ephron, once part of the same music collective as Rocky, testified about their strained relationship leading to the Hollywood confrontation.

Besides criminal charges, Ephron filed a civil suit against Rocky seeking damages for assault, battery, and emotional distress amounting to $25,000.

Rocky's legal response denies the allegations and shifts responsibility for any damages to parties other than the rapper, stating the injuries were caused by actions beyond his control.