Rapper ASAP Rocky was arrested at LAX in connection with the 2021 shooting in Hollywood
After stepping off a private plane at LAX, rapper ASAP Rocky was arrested Wednesday morning
on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a November incident where Los Angeles police say he shot at a person in Hollywood.
The musician arrived at the airport on his way back from Barbados
where he was vacationing with singer Rihanna, his girlfriend who is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was taken into custody by LAPD Robbery Homicide Division
And booked for assault, according to LAPD Capt. Jonathan Tippet
On Nov. 6, 2021 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.
Mayers was previously convicted of assault in Sweden when he was there for a festival performance in the summer of 2019
Mayers and two members of his entourage were accused of aggravated assault.
In August 2019, he was convicted during a trial in which a judge heard evidence about a street brawl in Stockholm
Mayers testified and maintained that he was acting in self-defense