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School officials in Canada scrap A$AP Rocky gig over assault allegations

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Sep 13, 2013 | 6:26pm EDT

Rapper A$Ap Rocky has been dropped from the line-up at an upcoming university concert in Toronto, Canada after he was accused of allegedly slapping a fan at Jay Z's Made in America festival. Gig-goer Lisa Wade claims the hip-hop star lashed out at her as he made his way through the crowd during his performance at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania event on 31 August (13). The young mother filed a criminal complaint with police earlier this month (Sep13) and A$AP Rocky was subsequently charged with misdemeanour simple assault. The 24-year-old star, real name Rakim Mayers, has yet to address the legal action, but the charge has since prompted school officials at York University in Toronto to axe his scheduled show there on Wednesday (18Sep13), insisting, "The event cannot proceed until this matter is resolved." However, organisers are keen to make it clear that the cancellation does not mean they think A$AP Rocky is guilty of the alleged assault, reports TMZ.com.

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