A$AP Rocky arrested for Hollywood shooting in 2021

US rapper A$AP Rocky has been arrested at Los Angeles international airport over a shooting incident in 2021, police say.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested on arrival at the airport on Wednesday for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the Hollywood shootings last November.

Mayers, 33, was expecting a baby with pop superstar Rihanna, and TMZ reported the rapper was returning by private jet from his home island of Barbados when he was arrested.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the arrests were made in connection with “an argument between two acquaintances” on November 6, 2021 in Hollywood that “resulted in the suspect firing a gun at the victim.”

Rocky looks at the camera and smiles, with the photographer in the background.
A$AP Rocky is accused of fleeing the shooting scene with two other men.(AFP: Angela Weiss)

The unnamed victim suffered minor injuries and the suspect fled on foot with two other men.

He was later identified by detectives as Mayers.

Mayer’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from AFP.


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