American rapper A$AP Rocky arrested for shooting in November

Singer Rihanna’s companion was arrested following a “dispute between two acquaintances” on November 6, 2021 in Hollywood.

American rapper A$AP Rocky, companion of Rihanna, was arrested on Wednesday April 20 at Los Angeles airport on suspicion of involvement in a shooting last November, police said. Real name Rakim Mayers, the musician was arrested by the Los Angeles police following a “dispute between two acquaintances“, on November 6, 2021 in Hollywood, in which “the suspect fired a handgun at the victim“.

33-year-old A$AP Rocky was arrested, according to the TMZ news site, when he got off a private jet from Barbados, where his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, is from, with whom he waits a kid. The victim of the shooting(s) last November has not been named by police and suffers minor injuries. The suspect, who left with two other men, was later identified as Rakim Mayers. The latter’s lawyer did not immediately respond to AFP’s requests.

The relationship between the rapper and Rihanna, the huge star behind the hits Diamonds and Umbrella but also a fashion and cosmetics entrepreneur, was confirmed last year after years of persistent rumors. Rihanna is “love of my life” and “the maid“, had entrusted the singer to the magazine GQ in may 2021. A$AP Rocky had been sentenced in August 2019 to a suspended prison sentence for violence after a street brawl in Stockholm.

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