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Rapper A$AP Rocky arrested

April 20th, 2022
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 25: A$AP Rocky performs onstage during the 2021 Governors Ball Music Festival at Citi Field on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Governors Ball)

Rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested this morning, moments after landing at the Los Angeles International Airport on a private jet following a stay in Barbados.

The 33 year old, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was taken in to custody in connection with a 2021 shooting in Hollywood.

In a statement, the Los Angeles Police Department said he was detained on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

They say around 10:15 p.m. on November 6th, an argument between two acquaintances escalated and resulted in the suspect firing a handgun at the victim, who reportedly sustained a minor injury. Following the shooting, the suspect and 2 other males fled the area on foot.

Authorities subsequently identified the suspect as Mayers.

A$AP Rocky was on vacation in Barbados with girlfriend Rihanna.

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