In a stunning bit of news, Rakim Mayers, better known around the world as rapper A$AP Rocky, was detained today, Wednesday, Apr. 20, at Los Angeles International Airport.
According to reports, the Harlem native and father-to-be was booked in connection to a November 2021 shooting. It was said that Mayers was arriving via private plane from Barbados, where he had been on vacation with his girlfriend, Rihanna.
TMZ says the “Fashion Killa” songwriter had been under investigation by the LAPD for a shooting near Vista Del Mar and Selma Avenue around 10:20 p.m. The shooting victim, who survived, later told police that Mayers (Rocky), who was walking with two others, approached him with a handgun on the street.
The victim claimed Mayers shot at him three to four times and believed one of the bullets grazed his left hand, according to police reports.
The shooting had not yet been reported publicly by the media. Mayers' attorney, Alan Jackson, confirmed to the press that his client had been arrested.
LAPD made the arrest in tandem with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations team.
This is a still-developing story.