American rapper Rakim Mayers aka A$AP Rocky was on Wednesday arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with a shooting that took place in November 2021.
The rapper had just arrived from Barbados where he was on vacation with Rihanna when he was detained by the LA police department.
He was, however, released a few hours later and according to TMZ, his bond was set at $550,000.
Mayers is a suspect in a November 6, 2021, shooting near Vista Del Mar and Selma Avenue. He is accused of firing a gun at an acquaintance after an argument.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have been in the news for weeks now after word went round that their relationship was on the rocks due to infidelity.
This was, however, dismissed as untrue by designer Amina Muaddi who slammed those who started the rumour.
“I’ve always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media does not deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile.
“I initially assumed that fake gossip, fabricated with such malicious intent would not be taken seriously. However, in the last 24 hours, I’ve been reminded that we live in a society that is so quick to speak on topics and that nothing is off-limits.
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“Therefore I have to speak up as this is not only directed toward me but is related to other people. While Rih is continuing to live her serene, best-dressed pregnancy life and I go back to my business. I wish everyone a beautiful Easter weekend.”
Rihanna, who is expected to give birth to her first child with Rocky in the coming weeks, had been claimed to have called time on their relationship after alleged footage of him cheating with Amina came to light.