Grime star Solo 45 held a gun to a woman’s head who he is accused of raping and holding against her will, a court has heard.
Andy Anokye, 32, who performs under the stage name Solo 45, denies 31 charges against him at Bristol Crown Court.
The charges, relating to four complainants, include 22 counts of rape and five counts of false imprisonment.
He also denies two charges of assault by penetration and two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Jurors have been told that Anokye, who had a flat in Bristol, was a member of the grime collective Boy Better Know.
On Friday, the mother of one of the complainants in the case gave evidence to the court from behind a screen.
"She told me that she had a gun held to her head by Andy," the woman, who cannot be identified, said.
"She also told me that one of his friends punched her."
The woman said her daughter claimed she had been "run over" to explain bruises on her body.
Later, she disclosed that she had been "beaten up" by Anokye, the court heard.
"She was scared for her life and her family's lives if she told anybody what was happening to her," her mother said.
"Andy had threatened to kill her if she told anybody."
The woman told her daughter that any sexual activity carried out when she was held against her will was rape.
"I said that anything she did because she was scared wasn't consensual," she said.
"I asked her if she was raped and she said 'I did whatever he wanted because I was scared'."
Police examining three mobile phones and a laptop found at Anokye's home after his arrest discovered searches for "dacryphilia".
Jurors have been told this is sexual arousal from another's tears.
Anokye, of Millennium Promenade, Bristol, denies all the charges against him and the trial continues.
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