An unwelcome return. as soon as possible rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after returning from vacation with Rihannaaccording to several reports.
The rapper, 33, was reportedly taken into custody on Wednesday, April 20, after flying home from Barbados, where he and the pregnant singer, 34, were enjoying a trip, per TMZ. We Weekly has contacted Rocky’s representatives.
In a statement shared via Twitter, The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed they had made an arrest in connection with a shooting that took place earlier in November 2021. “The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old” Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles native better known as music artist ASAP Rocky,” the statement read. According to the LAPD, Rocky got into an argument with an “acquaintance” in Hollywood and when things escalated, he allegedly fired a gun at the victim, who “had a minor injury”. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
The AWGE founder was previously charged with attempted murder when he was just 16 after a bully tried to intimidate him when he was a drug dealer in his hometown of Harlem, New York. “He tried to approach me in front of some ladies. And I was small. He was a little older than me,” Rocky recalled during an October 2019 performance on Angie Martinezthe series, The untold stories of hip-hop† He confessed to shooting the other man in a confrontation when he believed his bully was reaching for a gun of his own. He served some time in prison before the charges were lowered.
In July 2019, the “Sundress” artist was arrested for assault in Stockholm, Sweden, after he and his entourage had an altercation with a man named Mustafa Jafari. He was convicted of assault in August of that year and given a suspended sentence and a $1,270 fine in damages.
Rocky’s latest arrest is another controversy he and Rihanna endured during her pregnancy. Earlier this month, the musician was accused of cheating on the “Work” singer with designer Fenty Amina Muaddicwho denied the allegations on Friday, April 15.
“I have always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media deserves no response or clarification, especially one that is so mean,” Muaddi wrote via her Instagram story. “I initially assumed that this fake gossip – manufactured with such malicious intent – would not be taken seriously. In the past 24 hours, however, I was reminded that we live in a society that talks so quickly about 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.”
Us First reported that Rihanna and Rocky were “hooking up” in February 2020, and he confirmed the romance in May of that year. †[It’s] so much better when you have The One. She’s probably a million from the others,” Rocky told GQ at the time, describing Rihanna as “the love of my life”. The couple announced earlier this year that they were expecting their first child together.
“ASAP is obsessed with Rihanna and feels like he never loved her more than when she was pregnant,” a source told exclusively. Us in January. “They both find it very exciting to be parents. Rihanna has wanted to be a mother for years and she is so happy that the time has finally come.”