Rapper ASAP Rocky was arrested Wednesday at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on his way back from Barbados, where he was vacationing with singer Rihanna, his girlfriend who is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Los Angeles police arrested the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, in connection to a November 2021 assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken into custody by LAPD Robbery Homicide Division and booked for assault, according to LAPD Capt. Jonathan Tippet.
On Nov. 6, around 10:15 p.m., an argument between two acquaintances occurred near Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue in the Hollywood area. The argument escalated and resulted in one firing a handgun at the other, according to law enforcement. The victim sustained a minor injury and later sought medical treatment.
Following the shooting, the suspect, who was identified as Mayers, and two additional males fled the area on foot.
The “Fashion Killa” rapper, 33, was arriving on a private plane when he was taken into custody by LAPD officers and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, NBC News reported. His attorney, Alan Jackson, confirmed to NBC that his client had been arrested.