A$AP Rocky arrested at LA airport over ‘2021 shooting’
Rakim Mayers, the US rapper better known as A$ap Rocky, has been arrested in Los Angeles.
According to TMZ, the music star was taken away in cuffs by the police at the airport terminal on Wednesday.
Rocky and Rihanna, his pregnant partner, have been in Barbados skiing and relaxing with friends and family.
Eyewitnesses at the airport were quoted as saying the rapper had just arrived in LA from Barbados on a private jet.
It is understood that the rapper’s arrest was for a case of assault with a deadly weapon — involving a gun.
NBC News also quoted law enforcement sources as saying that the arrest stems from a November 2021 shooting.
In the gun violence, an alleged victim claimed Rocky had shot at them three or four times.
Rocky had been under investigation by the Los Angeles police department (LAPD) for the shooting which had played out at around 10:20 pm on November 6, 2021, near Vista Del Mar and Selma Ave.
The victim, who survived, said Rocky was walking with two others and accosted him with a handgun on the street.