Asap Rocky was arrested wednesday morning when he arrived in Los Angeles.
The rapper flew to LAX on a private jet from Barbados and was greeted by police at the terminal and taken away in handcuffs. According to NBC News, he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a November 2021 shooting that was not previously reported in the media.
Rocky, who was born Rakim Mayers, was investigated by the LAPD over the November 6 shooting in Hollywood. The surviving shooting victim later told police that Mayers approached him in the street with a handgun. The victim claimed Mayers fired at him three to four times and grazed his left hand.
The LAPD made the arrest with the help of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations team. Rocky’s attorney, Alan Jackson, confirmed his client’s arrest.
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Rocky attended a launch party for the new Mercer + Prince whisky at times square nightclub Nebula, and sources described him as “very distracted and unfocused” during a conversation by the fireplace about the drink.
“He struggled to string sentences together, but showed up to endorse and support his new ‘baby’ whiskey liquor,” a source told Page Six.
Rocky arrived three hours late for the special occasion and immediately “went straight to the private VIP room to sign his custom-made and -designed bottles for guests,” we’re told.
“He was expected to mingle with the crowd, but didn’t stay as long as planned,” the source said.
Another source told us “he seemed off.”
“He’s usually a smooth talker. He’s usually very charming and funny,” the source said.