BREAKING NEWS: A$AP Rocky is detained at LAX ‘for shooting a man on the street’ in 2021: Rapper was arrested on private plane after arriving from Barbados where he and pregnant Rihanna brushed off cheating rumors
- Rapper A$AP Rocky, aka Rakim Mayers, was arrested at LAX airport Wednesday
- He was taken into custody in connection to a November 2021 shooting in LA
- The victim claims Mayers approached him on the street and fired a handgun
- One of the bullets allegedly grazed the victim’s left hand
- Mayers was arrested after traveling back from Barbados, where he was on vacation with his pregnant girlfriend Rihanna, on a private plane
Rapper A$AP Rocky has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man on a Los Angeles street last year.
Police detained the performer, real name Rakim Mayers, at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, NBC News reported.
He arrived at LAX on a private jet after having just been on holiday in Barbados with his pregnant girlfriend, Rihanna.
The couple recently denied rumors of a split and cheating.
Rapper A$AP Rocky has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man on a Los Angeles street last year
Los Angeles police were investigating Mayers, 33, after a man claimed the rapper shot him near Vista Del Mar and Selma Avenues on November 6 around 10.20pm.
The victim claimed Mayers approached him on the street and fired a handgun at him three or four times.
One of the bullets reportedly grazed his left hand.
Mayers had reportedly been walking with two other people at the time of the shooting. It is unclear who he was with.
Police arrested the rapper with the help of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Rihanna, 33, was spotted at an airport in Barbados on Friday where she met Mayers and his family. She wore a vibrant mini dress that showed off her baby bump.
The couple looked relaxed as they greeted one another and chatted in the terminal with their loved ones by their side.
Their travels came as shoe designer Amina Muaddi, the woman accused of having an affair with Mayers during Rihanna’s pregnancy, fiercely denied the allegations.
Muaddi took to Instagram on Friday to issue a statement after social media was alight with claims the rapper had cheated on the heavily pregnant singer with her.
She wrote: ‘I’ve always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media doesn’t deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile.
‘I initially assumed that this fake gossip – fabricated with such malicious intent – would not be taken seriously.
‘However in the last 24h I’ve been reminded that we live in a society that is so quick to speak on topics regardless of factual basis and that nothing is off limits.
‘Not even during what should be one of the most beautiful and celebrated times in one’s life. Therefore I have to speak up as this not only directed towards me but it is related to people I have a great amount of respect and affection for.
‘While Rih is continuing to live her serene, best dressed pregnancy life and I go back to my business – I wish everyone a beautiful Easter weekend!’
A source directly connected to both artists had earlier told TMZ that the cheating and split rumours were ‘100% false on both counts’, adding ‘one million percent not true. They’re fine.’
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