Rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested on April 20, upon landing at LAX airport from his Caribbean getaway with his pregnant girlfriend Rihanna
NBC News reports as documented by E News revealed that the rapper, who was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department, with assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations team, was detained in connection to a 2021 shooting.
It was reported that Rakim Mayers, had been under investigation for an incident that occurred in California last November. According to police reports obtained by NBC News, the shooting victim, who survived, told police that Mayers, while accompanied with two other people, allegedly approached him with a handgun on the street, adding that Mayers shot at him three to four times and believed one of the bullets grazed his left hand.” As documented by E News.
A$AP in 2019 was also charged with assault causing body harm in Sweden. He pled not guilty to the charge and spent over a month in jail before being convicted of assault. He was given a suspended prison sentence (and did not serve any additional prison time) as a result of his conviction.
He was also ordered to pay $1,270 in damages to the victim.