A$AP Rocky arrested “for attack with a deadly weapon”

The 33-year-old rapper was returning from Barbados, the country where Rihanna is from; the Los Angeles police accuses him of having originated a shooting.

Pop star Rihanna’s boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky, was arrested Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with a shooting in Hollywood last November, police said.

A$AP Rocky, 33, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was currently in Barbados with the singer -originally from that Caribbean state-, according to information released by US media.

“Early this morning, Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested Mayers for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) at Los Angeles International Airport,” the institution said in a statement.

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According to police investigations, A$AP Rocky was involved in a shooting that occurred last year and left an injured person in Hollywood, one of the districts of the metropolis in the western United States.

“On November 6, 2021, around 10:15 p.m. (local), an argument broke out between two acquaintances in Hollywood. The discussion led to a suspect shooting a victim,” police spokesmen explained.

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The victim received medical attention for “a minor injury,” the statement added, while the suspect and two other men left the scene. According to investigators, the rapper is the suspected shooter.

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna began collaborating on musical projects for almost a decade, and rumors of a romance between the two began in 2020. They made their relationship official last year and announced that in January this year they were expecting their first child.

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“He became my family” during the pandemic, the popular singer and businesswoman said in a recent interview with fashion magazine Vogue.

In 2019, A$AP Rocky was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden for a street fight and spent several weeks in police custody.