Rapper A$AP Rocky arrested at Los Angeles airport in connection with 2021 shooting

LOS ANGELES — Rapper A$AP Rocky was taken into custody Wednesday morning at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with a shooting in Hollywood last year, authorities said.

The entertainer, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.

Mayers, 33, was wanted in connection with a shooting on Nov. 6, 2021 after the argument escalated, authorities said. Mayers is accused of firing a handgun at an acquaintance, who suffered a minor injury and later sought medical attention, police said.

Mayers and two other men ran after the shots, police said.

Mayers’ publicist and attorney at RCA Records did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

TMZ and NBC News first reported the arrest and details of the 2021 shooting.

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