On Wednesday, April 20, rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with a shooting back in November 2021.
A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested by the LAPD for assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $550,000 and he was released on bond not long after being booked in, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Jail database.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, with whom he is expecting a child, had just landed at LAX from a private jet flight from Barbados when the arrest took place, according to a high-ranking LAPD official.
According to an LAPD press release, the alleged shooting A$AP Rocky is charged with took place in the Hollywood area.
“On November 6, 2021, around 10:15 p.m., an argument between two acquaintances occurred in the area of Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue, in the Hollywood Area,” according to the statement. “The argument escalated and resulted in the suspect firing a handgun at the victim. The victim sustained a minor injury from the incident and later sought his medical treatment.”
Additionally, the LAPD said that the suspect and two other men fled the scene of the shooting shortly afterward.
After A$AP Rocky’s arrest, the LAPD released a statement on Twitter saying, “33-year-old Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles resident, also known as music artist A$AP Rocky, has been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in the Hollywood area in November of 2021.”
This alleged 2021 assault isn’t the first time A$AP Rocky has been involved in a violent assault, although the investigation in the 2021 case is still pending.
Back in 2019, the rapper was convicted of assault after participating in a street fight in Stockholm, Sweden, and paid a fine to the victim instead of the up to two years in prison that he was originally facing.