Rihanna‘s boyfriend and 33-year-old rapper A$AP Rocky has been arrested on the suspicions of having been linked to a shooting that took place in 2021, while the couple was returning from Barbados, the former’s home country. His arrest came on Wednesday morning at LAX.
This came off as a devastating shock to the pregnant singer as Rocky was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The arrest was made with assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations team. A search warrant was also executed at the rapper’s residence in Los Angeles.
Why was A$AP Rocky arrested?
According to reports, A$AP Rocky had been under investigation after being suspected to have been connected to the Nov. 6 shooting near Vista Del Mar and Selma Avenue around 10:20 pm last year. Apparently, the victim reported to the police that Rocky, who had been walking with two other people, approached him on the streets with a gun. He claimed that the rapper shot at him three to four times and one of the bullets grazed his left hand.
LAPD released a statement on Twitter addressing the issue. “Early this morning, LAPD officers arrested Mayers for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) at the Los Angeles International Airport. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration,” they tweeted.
The rapper had also previously been in trouble with the cops in 2019 when he was arrested and then jailed in Sweden for getting involved in a street fight with drug addicts.
How has Rihanna been dealing with it?
An Elle source reported that Rihanna has been under a lot of stress ever since her beau got arrested in front of her eyes. It has also taken a toll on her health and the baby. “This drama is the last thing Rihanna needs right now. She wants to be mellow, relaxed, and focused 100 percent on the arrival of her baby—not stressing out!” exclaimed the source.
“This arrest was not something they saw coming,” they continued. “Rihanna made a point to navigate the public side of her pregnancy on her own terms and now suddenly things seem out of her control,” they added. They also mentioned how the singer plans to give birth in Barbados.
“Despite strong ties to New York, the plan was to make L.A. the home base once the baby came,” they said. “However, Rihanna wants to give birth in Barbados and spend the first few months with the baby there before coming stateside,” they added.
Neither Rihanna nor Rocky have made any comments on the arrest yet.
A little bit on Rocky’s fake cheating allegations
Recently, A$AP Rocky and a pregnant Rihanna have been under a lot of media limelight. Apparently, a tweet went around sparking rumors that the couple had broken up after Rocky cheated on the “Disturbia” singer with Amina Muaddi, who worked for RiRi in her Fenty Beauty company. However, Amina recently came out denying the allegations on her Instagram Stories.