Rumors around the star couple do not subside for a day. At first, the New York rapper was suspected of treason, and now he is completely criminal. On Wednesday, the performer was detained right at the Los Angeles airport on charges of assault with a firearm. He didn’t even have time to sort things out upon his return from Barbados, where he spent time with Rihanna, who, by the way, stayed on the island with her family.
The shooting incident took place five months ago, on the evening of November 6, 2021, in Hollywood. According to a press release from the Los Angeles Police Department, a scuffle ensued among friends:
The altercation escalated and led to the suspect shooting the victim with a pistol, the statement said.
The victim escaped with minor injuries, but he still needed medical attention. Rocky and two other men fled the scene on foot, authorities said. For now, the police declined to comment further. Representatives of the rapper also remain in the shadows.
Rakim Myers (real name of the rapper – ed.), who previously moonlighted as a model and actor, became the leader of the Harlem rap association A $ AP Mob at the beginning of the last decade. Since then, he has released three successful studio albums and collaborated with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Lana Del Rey.
In 2019, he also had problems with the law: then he was found guilty for participating in a street fight in Stockholm. The incident received international publicity and reached such a scale that then-US President Donald Trump closely followed the case. Rocky stated that he and a group of friends acted in self-defense. But a panel of four judges in Sweden concluded that the group “was not attacked” and therefore “had no right to use violence in self-defence.” Swedish officials, including the prime minister, have repeatedly indicated that they will not interfere in this matter, citing the rule of law. Oddly enough, then the rapper escaped with only a month in a Swedish prison.
Since the beginning of this year, A$AP Rocky has been in the public eye for his romantic relationship with Rihanna. In January, the lovers confirmed that they would soon become parents. And just a week ago, rumors about a possible betrayal with shoe designer Amina Muaddi leaked to the network, but she almost immediately denied the gossip.