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A$AP Rocky attends the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons on Feb. 9, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP File photo)

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 performer, who is expecting a child with ‘Diamonds’ singer and entrepreneur Rihanna, was detained on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.

The 33-year-old, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was wanted in connection with a November 6, 2021 shooting after an argument escalated, authorities said.

Mayers is accused of firing a handgun at an acquaintance, who sustained a minor injury and later sought medical treatment, police said.

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

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

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


Ryan Pearson contributed to this report.

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