A$AP Rocky Was Arrested At LAX Earlier Today, Due To An Alleged Shooting That Took Place Back In November

April 20, 2022 / Posted by:

If you’ve been on social media any time in the past 24 hours, you might have seen some pictures of Rihanna working her third-trimester tummy in a bikini back home in Barbados. Rihanna had been enjoying the warm weather, and she was joined by her boyfriend and the father of her baby, A$AP Rocky. But what should have been a nice little babymoon has turned into a perp walk and a warrant to search A$AP’s house. Upon A$AP’s arrival back in Los Angeles, he was greeted by several police offers, who offered him a set of complimentary handcuffs and a complimentary ride to the nearest police station.

Not too long ago, this was the mood between Rihanna and A$AP. Fun, carefree, possibly chafing from a damp jet ski seat. But generally good, and very much still together, fake cheating rumors be damned.

TMZ reports that once A$AP (real name: Rakim Mayers) disembarked his private jet at LAX, he was placed in handcuffs, and notified that he was under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon with a gun. This all stems from an incident that allegedly happened in November 2021.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the arrest stems from a November 6, 2021 incident, where an alleged victim claimed Rocky shot at them 3 or 4 times — grazing his left hand. Unclear exactly where the alleged shooting happened. Rocky performed at Complex Con in Long Beach on November 7, Rihanna was in attendance.

Law enforcement sources gave a little more information to TMZ, saying that A$AP allegedly knew the victim and that the shooting happened after the two got into an argument. The LAPD says they corroborated the story given to them by the victim, and that’s how they deducted the alleged shooter was A$AP Rocky. After being arrested, A$AP was taken to LAPD headquarters, where he’ll be officially booked very soon. And while all that was going on, TMZ says that cops showed up at A$AP Rocky’s home in Los Angeles with a warrant and a battering ram to break down his front gate. Detectives were reportedly seen leaving A$AP’s home with a box of evidence, although TMZ says it’s not known exactly what kind of evidence they were looking for. As for Rihanna, sources say that RiRi was with A$AP when he was arrested.

A$AP’s attorney confirmed to NBC News that A$AP had been arrested this morning at LAX. NBC News also has more details of the alleged assault, saying:

The shooting victim later told police that Mayers, who was walking with two others, approached him with a handgun on the street. The victim claimed Mayers shot at him three to four times and believed one of the bullets grazed his left hand, according to police reports.

NBC News adds that the incident was never previously reported to the media, which is why we’re all hearing about it for the first time today. This isn’t A$AP’s first serious run-in with the law. Back in 2019, he was arrested in Sweden for assault after getting into a fight with his entourage and spent a month in a Swedish jail. He was found guilty, but didn’t have to spend any more time in lockup, thanks to some Twitter intervention by then-President Donald Trump. Somehow I don’t think Donald Trump can fix this situation again. For starters, he’s been banned from Twitter. That would mean he’d have to write a formal letter, but I’m not sure he’s able to compose anything longer than 140 characters without it eventually devolving into Trump whining about that one time Rihanna called his rallies “tragic.”


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