ASAP Rocky Arrested at LAX

The spotlight has been harsh in recent weeks for A$AP Rocky. Less than a week after facing rumors of cheating on his pregnant girlfriend, Rihanna, the 33-year-old rapper has was arrested at LAX on Wednesday, April 20 in connection to an altercation that reportedly took place last November. (The rumors of infidelity were quickly denied.) On Thursday, Rocky was released on bond.

Here’s everything we know about the arrest and the incident.

The Los Angeles Police department put out a statement detailing the case and confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. Rocky, legal name Rakim Mayers, is facing a charge in relation to a shooting that allegedly took place November 6, 2021 in which there was an argument between a supposed victim and the suspected Rocky. As the argument escalated, shots were, it claims, fired and Rocky is suspected to have fled the scene along with two other men. The victim reportedly sustained a minor injury, making this a non-fatal shooting.

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A$AP Rocky was arrested in the Los Angeles airport on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) in a non fatal shooting. The rapper was returning from a trip to Barbados that he took with Rihanna before he being detained by authorities. He has since been released on a $550,000 bond. The case is set to be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.

This isn’t the rapper’s first run in with the law. He was found guilty in 2019 for taking part in a street fight in Stockholm, which subsequently led to a pretty bizarre situation involving Kanye West, former president Donald Trump and a phone call to Swedish authorities. “So, I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky,” Trump said at the time, “but I can tell you that he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country and when I say African American I think I can really say from everybody in the country because we’re all one.”

In recent years, however, the rapper has laid pretty low, only releasing a few singles and collaborations here and there and famously becoming Rihanna’s boyfriend and soon-to-be-father to their soon-to-be-born child. Seeing as this news is pretty fresh, it’s unclear at the moment what is set to happen to Rocky. We’ll keep this story updated if further details emerge.

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