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A$AP Rocky arrested in connection with shooting in Hollywood

American rapper A$AP Rocky, whose legal name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested on Wednesday, April 20th, at the Los Angeles International Airport in connection to a November 2021 shooting, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

Amid cheating rumours that the couple had put to rest, A$AP Rocky and his girlfriend Rihanna left the US to vacation in Barbados. The couple is currently expecting their first child, and the singer has confirmed that she is in her third trimester. The couple arrived back via private plane, and Mayers was arrested with Rihanna present witnessing the events. His legal team have confirmed the arrest.

Mayers has been under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for a November 6th shooting that took place near Vista Del Mar and Selma Ave. around 10:20pm on the day in question. Allegedly, according to the victim of the shooting, Mayers shot at him three or four times, and the victim believes that one of the bullets grazed his left hand, according to police reports.

The LAPD put out a statement on Twitter regarding the arrest, in which they stated, “Early this morning, LAPD officers arrested Mayers for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) at the Los Angeles International Airport. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.”

Of course, this isn’t A$AP Rocky’s first run-in with law enforcement. In 2019, the rapper was arrested in Sweden after a fight between his entourage and two other men, which eventually led to a conviction. However, he served a month in prison and paid fines before being given a suspended prison sentence.

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna have yet to comment on the situation, and their representatives have not yet made statements on the situation.