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Rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the rapper was detained for assault with a deadly weapon stemming from a November 2021 shooting.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky arrived at LAX together on a private plane after returning from Barbados. Sources in law enforcement stated that Rihanna was present when Rocky was arrested, and a search warrant has been executed at his residence in Los Angeles.
𝟹 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚢, 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿.— On This Day In Crime (@onthisday_crime) July 3, 2021
On This Day in 2019, American rapper, ASAP Rocky (Rakim Athelaston Mayers), was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden after being accused of aggravated assault during a street brawl 🇸🇪🚔🔗 pic.twitter.com/WhNwCZc1Pi
In November, an argument occurred between Rocky and an acquaintance in the Hollywood area. The rapper allegedly fired a handgun at the acquaintance during the fight, who sustained minor injuries.
The Los Angeles Police Department was investigating Rocky for the shooting that occurred near Vista Del Mar and Selma Ave.
In a subsequent interview with police, the shooting victim described Rocky as approaching him with a handgun on the street. Police reports state the victim claimed Mayers shot at him three to four times and that one of the bullets grazed his left hand.
33-year-old Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles resident, also known as music artist A$AP Rocky, has been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in the Hollywood area in November of 2021. pic.twitter.com/YeV9w2udDL— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 20, 2022
In a statement, the LAPD gave details of the November incident and said; “Early this morning, LAPD officers arrested Mayers for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) at the Los Angeles International Airport. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.”
Rocky has a history of running into law enforcement. He was arrested in Sweden and detained in July 2019; charged with assault and later convicted. Rocky and his bodyguards served nearly a month in jail for the assault convictions. As long as they don’t commit a similar offense in Sweden, the group will not face jail time.