Why was ASAP Rocky taken into custody? Detention of rapper after Rihanna vacation in Barbados is explained According to the Los Angeles Police Department, rapper ASAP Rocky, whose actual name is Rakim Athelaston Mayer, has been detained at the Los Angeles International Airport in connection with an incident that occurred in November of 2021.
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What is the reason for ASAP Rocky’s arrest?
Rocky was hauled into jail at Los Angeles International Airport on November 6, according to authorities, in connection with a shooting that took place in Hollywood the previous year on November 6th.
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said that the rapper had been arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to a press statement provided by the Los Angeles Police Department, “On November 6, 2021, at about 10:15 p.m., an altercation between two acquaintances occurred in the area of Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue, in the Hollywood Area.”
“As the altercation progressed, the suspect pulled out a revolver and fired it at the victim. The victim sustained a minor injury as a result of the incident and sought medical attention shortly after.
A$AP Rocky performs on stage at Hard Rock Stadium on July 23, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida, as part of the Rolling Loud concert series.
Why was ASAP Rocky taken into custody? Detention of rapper after Rihanna vacation in Barbados is explained
“The suspect, along with two other individuals, fled the scene on foot following the shooting.”
“Detectives worked tirelessly to verify and corroborate the reporting information, which assisted in the identification of the suspect(s) involved.”
‘The suspect has been identified as Rakim Mayers, a 33-year-old Los Angeles man who is also known professionally as the music artist A$AP Rocky.’
“At the Los Angeles International Airport, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department detained Mayers for Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) early this morning (20 April).
It has been decided that this case will be brought to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of filing.
At the 2021 Tribeca Festival Premiere of Stockholm Syndrome at Battery Park on June 13, 2021 in New York City (Photo courtesy of Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival), A$AP Rocky was in attendance.
In a statement to the media outlets, Rocky’s attorney, Alan Jackson, confirmed that the rapper had been arrested but declined to provide any other details.
THENIGERIAFM.COM has reported that Rocky has been released from the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department after his bail was set at $550,000. There has also been a report on THENIGERIAFM that the police had searched Rocky’s residence.
A street brawl resulted in Rocky’s detention for nearly a month in Sweden, which garnered widespread international notice in 2019. He was found guilty of assault and sentenced to a “conditional sentence,” which meant he would not have to serve any further time in prison.
What was the reason behind ASAP Rocky and Rihanna’s visit to Barbados?
Rocky and Rihanna were pictured on vacation in Rihanna’s home country of Barbados, with Rocky participating in activities such as jet skiing while Rihanna, who is heavily pregnant, was surrounded by relatives and friends.
Both of them are currently expecting their first kid together, according to reports. They have been dating since 2020.
In February, after weeks of speculation in the media about whether or not Rihanna was genuinely pregnant, her pregnancy was officially confirmed as she walked the streets of New York with her baby belly prominently displayed.
Rihanna and ASAP Rocky attend the Gucci Fall/Winter 2022/23 presentation on February 25, 2022 in Milan, Italy, as part of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/23 (Photo courtesy of Vittorio Zunino Celotto for Gucci).
Their relationship has recently been the subject of rumors of cheating after an accusation made on Twitter spread like wildfire.
The rumour was started on social media by Louis Pisano, a fashion influencer, who claimed in a now-deleted tweet that Rihanna discovered Rocky cheating on her with designer Amina Muaddi, who has worked with both Rihanna and Rocky in the past. Rocky and Rihanna have previously collaborated with Amina Muaddi on her line of clothing.
Eventually, Pisano took down the allegation and issued an apology for provoking “unnecessary turmoil” between Rihanna and Rocky, which was later removed.
ASAP Rocky and Rihanna pose for a photograph at a celebration of her beauty brands Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin at Goya Studios on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. ASAP Rocky and Rihanna pose for a photograph during a celebration of her beauty businesses Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin. (Photo courtesy of Mike Coppola/Getty Images.) )
According to Pisano, “I made the mistake of tweeting some information that I had received.” After all is said and done, I’m not going to discuss sources or point fingers at others for a discussion that has already begun. At the end of the day, I made the decision to create that tweet, click send, and put that out there with my name on it.
Consequently, I’d want to express my sincere regret to all parties who were harmed as a result of my activities and for my careless tweets.”