Rapper ASAP Rocky was taken into custody shortly after returning residence from trip together with his pregnant girlfriend, Rihanna.
The “Praise the Lord” performer, 33, was arrested at Los Angeles International airport on Wednesday, April 20.
“The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles resident, better known as music artist ASAP Rocky,” a Twitter assertion from the Los Angeles Police Department learn on Wednesday.
The LAPD famous that Rocky — who has been courting the 34-year-old songstress since February 2020 — allegedly bought into an altercation with an “acquaintance” in November 2021. As the argument escalated, the suspect fired a handgun on the sufferer. According to the assertion, Rocky and two different males had reportedly fled the scene on foot. The sufferer sustained a minor harm from the incident and Rocky was arrested on Wednesday for assault with a lethal weapon. (Us Weekly has reached out to Rocky’s representatives.)
Ahead of the New York native’s arrest, Rocky loved a getaway to Rihanna’s native Barbados. The twosome — who introduced in January they’re anticipating their first youngster collectively — had been noticed arm in arm on the native airport on April 15. The “Diamonds” singer cuddled as much as her beau in snaps obtained by TMZ. The pair’s getaway got here lower than one week after he was accused of dishonest on the pregnant star with Fenty designer Amina Muaddi, who has since denied the claims.
Rocky was beforehand charged with tried homicide as a youngster after firing a gun at a person who tried to intimidate him again when he was a 16-year-old drug seller. Rocky confessed to the fees, admitting that he believed the sufferer was reaching for a weapon of his personal. After serving jail time, the fees had been ultimately decreased.
“He tried to come at me in front of some ladies. And I was little. He was a little bit older than me,” Rocky recalled throughout an look on Angie Martinez‘s The Untold Stories of Hip Hop in October 2019.
The “Fashion Killa” musician was later arrested in Stockholm, Sweden, for an alleged assault after moving into an altercation with Mustafa Jafari in June 2019. Rocky was convicted that August, serving a suspended jail sentence and paying a $1,270 fantastic.
“The question is whether he’ll have the energy and stamina to do this one more time given all the circus around it,” Rocky’s protection legal professional, Slobodan Jovicic, advised The New York Times of an attraction, noting his disappointment that the rapper was not acquitted of all expenses.
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