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Rapper A$AP Rocky arrested at LA airport in 2021 shooting

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 13:34:56-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky has been taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with a shooting in Hollywood last year.

The performer, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say the 33-year-old was wanted in connected with a Nov. 6, 2021, shooting that broke out after an argument escalated. Mayers is accused of firing a handgun at an acquaintance, who sustained a minor injury and later sought medical treatment.

Authorities say Mayers and two others fled. Mayers’ RCA Records publicist and attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.