A$AP rapper Rocky arrested at Los Angeles airport in connection with 2021 shootings

A$AP rapper Rocky was detained Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with the November 2021 shooting, Los Angeles Airport Police confirmed.

Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, arrived by private plane from Barbados, where he was vacationing with him. Rihanna, his girlfriend. Both are expecting children together.

Rocky’s attorney, Alan Jackson, confirmed to NBC News that his client had been arrested. Representatives for Rocky, the Los Angeles Police Department and Jackson did not confirm or did not immediately respond Variationcomment request.

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In its arrest statement, the LAPD wrote: “On November 6, 2021, at approximately 10:15 p.m., there was an altercation between two acquaintances in the area of ​​Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue, in the Hollywood Area. The altercation escalated and resulted in the suspect shooting a gun at the victim. suffered minor injuries from the incident and subsequently sought his medical treatment. After the shooting, the suspect and two additional men fled the area on foot.”

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“Detectives are working diligently to investigate and corroborate reporting information that helps identify the suspects involved,” the statement continued. “The suspect has been identified as Rakim Mayers, 33, a Los Angeles resident, also known as the musical artist A$AP Rocky.”

Rihanna, left, and ASAP Rocky arrive for the Off-White Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 collection, unveiled during Fashion Week in Paris, Monday, February 28, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/ period)
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are expecting their first child. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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“This morning, LAPD officers arrested Mayers for assault with a lethal weapon (firearm) at Los Angeles International Airport. The case will be submitted to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for consideration.”

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In a highly publicized case in 2019, A$AP Rocky and two other men were jailed in Sweden for several weeks on assault charges; while prosecutors had asked the court for a six-month sentence, the men argued in self-defense and were released after nearly a month in prison.

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