Was Rapper A$AP Rocky Arrested at LA Airport in Connection With 2021 Shooting?

Was Rapper A$AP Rocky Arrested at LA Airport in Connection With 2021 Shooting? Details

Rapper A$AP Rocky was taken into custody Wednesday morning at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with a shooting in Hollywood last year, authorities said.

The performer, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.

Mayers, 33, was wanted in connection with a Nov. 6, 2021 shooting after an argument escalated, authorities said. Mayers is accused of firing a handgun at an acquaintance, who sustained a minor injury and later sought medical treatment, police said.

Mayers and two other men ran after the gunfire, police said.

Mayers’ RCA Records publicist and attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

TMZ and NBC News first reported the arrest and details of the 2021 shooting.

 

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Rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday morning in connection with a 2021 shooting, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The rapper, whose legal name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

Police said the arrest was linked to a November 6, 2021, shooting that occurred around 10:15 pm near Hollywood after “an argument between two acquaintances.”  The 33-year-old rapper is accused of firing a handgun at another person, who sustained a minor injury.

Was Rapper A$AP Rocky Arrested at LA Airport in Connection With 2021 Shooting?
Was Rapper A$AP Rocky Arrested at LA Airport in Connection With 2021 Shooting?


“Detectives worked diligently to investigate and corroborate the reporting information which helped identify the suspect(s) involved,” LAPD said in a release Wednesday. “This case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for consideration.” 

Representatives for Mayers did not immediately respond to CBS News’ request for comment.

The 33-year-old rapper is best known for his debut album “Long. Live. A$AP” and has received 2 Grammy nominations. He and superstar entrepreneur Rihanna are expecting their first child together this year.

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Last Updated on April 20, 2022 by shalw

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