Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with slapping Philly fan

A$AP Rocky poses backstage with the award for xxx at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

September 5, 2013 11:28:29 AM PDT
Hip-hop star A$AP Rocky is facing an allegation of assault during the Made in America festival in Philadelphia.

The district attorney's office says a concertgoer claims the 24-year-old Harlem-bred rapper, whose given name is Rakim Mayers, slapped her as he walked through the crowd of dancing fans Saturday and was trying to wave some of them away. The name of the woman who filed the criminal complaint wasn't released.

The complaint states the rapper landed an open-palm slap square on the woman's face, giving her whiplash.

A message left at the artist's publicity agency was not immediately returned Thursday.