As A$AP Rocky& Rihanna arrived at LAX on a private flight from Barbados today, authorities detained the rapper upon arrival. Deets on his arrest and why cops used force to knock down the door of his home, inside.
UPDATE: A$AP just posted his $550,000 bond and was spotted being whisked away from LAPD HQ just moments ago.
rihanna and asap rocky in barbados pic.twitter.com/5VZksh3YMS
— rihannaesthetic (@rihannvesthetic) April 19, 2022
Looks like Rih & Rocky's peaceful babymoon to her native Barbados started in chaos with viral cheating and breakup rumors. Now it's just ended in chaos too. Because the baby-daddy-to-be was just ARRESTED, and Rihanna was there witnessing it all go down.
According to NBC News, the Harlem rapper was detained in connection to a November 2021 shooting, a case that had not yet been reported in the media.
According to the law enforcement sources, Rihanna was with Mayers when he was arrested, and a search warrant has been executed at Mayers’ residence in Los Angeles.
Mayers' attorney, Alan Jackson, confirmed that his client had been arrested.
Rocky's arrest is for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon as an alleged victim claims the "F'in Problem" rapper fired a gun at him 3-4 times the night of November 6th, 2021. According to the alleged victim, a verbal altercation went down between him and Rocky, who are acquaintances, in the Hollywood area, then things escalated. The alleged victim claims A$AP shot at him multiple times, leading to a bullet grazing his left hand, and then fled on foot with two other males.
"Mayers had been under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for a Nov. 6 shooting near Vista Del Mar and Selma Ave. around 10:20 pm. The shooting victim later told police that Mayers, 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 in the media. In a statement on Twitter after publication of this article, the LAPD gave details of the November incident and said, "Early this morning, LAPD officers arrested Mayers for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) at the Los Angeles International Airport. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration.""
Here's LAPD's full arrest report, and it sounds like a doozy.
33-year-old Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles resident, also known as music artist A$AP Rocky, has been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in the Hollywood area in November of 2021. pic.twitter.com/YeV9w2udDL
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 20, 2022
NBC News reports, "LAPD made the arrest with assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations team." Bond was set at $550,000, TMZ reports. TMZ also revealed, "Cops say A$AP knew the alleged victim, and the alleged shooting happened after an argument between the two. The LAPD says they worked to corroborate the info the victim told them about the alleged incident, which helped them to identify Rocky as the suspect."
A source told Entertainment Tonight,“This drama is the last thing Rihanna needs right now. She wants to be mellow, relaxed, and focused 100 percent on the arrival of her baby – not stressing out!” They added, “This arrest was not something they saw coming.”
Rocky and Rihanna are expecting their first child together soon as the "Man Down" singer recently revealed to VOGUE in her latest cover story that she's in her third trimester.
— mrsawge (@mrsawge11) April 19, 2022
The twosome, who have been together for almost three years, have been living it up in Barbados since last week and were seemingly enjoying the last days of the pregnancy:
Rihanna leaving a dinner in Barbados (April 16) pic.twitter.com/nwpF8u2eLu
— Rihanna Gallery (@GalerieRihanna) April 17, 2022
rih and rocky pic.twitter.com/ZppX8i0LHZ
— nico || LeGoat fan ||rihanna release the album (@lbjmvpszn6) April 20, 2022
Rihanna flaunts her baby bump as she vacations in Barbados with A$AP Rocky pic.twitter.com/cnmCbdzX37
— YabaLeftOnline Media (@yabaleftonline) April 20, 2022
I love how Rihanna is just simply Robyn Fenty when she's back home in Barbados.pic.twitter.com/TUFOlk8reL
— The Lord Of The Wings @Arsenal Biggest fan (@lisa_maliee) April 20, 2022
Rihanna in Barbados today pic.twitter.com/K0X16Cn85A
— Rihanna Gallery (@GalerieRihanna) April 19, 2022
Newly surfaced video shows the SWAT team smashing through Rocky's front door at his LA home. Reportedly they have a search warrant.
ASAP Rocky neighbor tells me SWAT team w weapons drawn came to search rapper’s home near W. Hollywood this a.m.: “so excessive…it was like they came for Capone…I’m frankly offended by it…seems so inappropriate...he’s a great neighbor”
vid of battering ram/cop falling via TMZ pic.twitter.com/KpgfvTNGBt
— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) April 20, 2022
This isn't the first time A$AP's been caught up by the law. Back in 2019, he was arrested in Sweden after a street scuffle while he was there performing (atop), and he spent over a month behind bars.