Rapper A$AP Rocky has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man on a Los Angeles street last year.
Los Angeles police were investigating Mayers, 33, after a man claimed the rapper shot him in Hollywood near Vista Del Mar and Selma Avenues on November 6 around 10.20pm.
Mayers is accused of approaching an acquaintance on the street and firing a handgun at him three or four times.
One of the bullets reportedly grazed the victim’s left hand. He sustained a minor injury and later sought medical treatment.
Mayers, who had reportedly been walking with two other men, ran after the gunfire.
Police arrested the rapper with the help of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
A representative for Mayers did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment, however his attorney, Alan Jackson, confirmed to NBC that the rapper had been arrested.
Wednesday’s incident is not Mayers’ first run-in with the law.
The rapper was arrested in Sweden in 2019 after a fight broke out on the street between his entourage and two men.
Mayers was convicted of assault, issued a suspended prison sentence and required to may more than $1,000 in damages. He reportedly served a month in jail before his sentence was handed down.
The performer, raised in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, was also charged with attempted murder at 16 years old.
Mayers, who started selling drugs during his youth, was reportedly bullied by an older man. He went to the alleged bully’s house to confront him and ended up firing a gun at him.
‘He tried to come at me in front of some ladies. And I was little. He was a little bit older than me,’ Mayers said two years ago, detailing the incident on Untold Stories of Hip-Hop.
The teen, who was carrying a gun for protection, believed his alleged bully was reaching for a weapon after their discussion went south. He claimed he never intended to shoot the man.
‘I just started letting off,’ Mayers said of the confrontation.’I ain’t wanted to hit him. They hit me with attempted murder at first, then it kept getting dropped down.’
Mayers was arrested shortly after the shooting and spent time at the city’s infamous jail on Rikers Island. However, due to his age and the nature of the incident, the attempted murder charges were reduced.
Earlier this year, Mayers and his partner, singer Rihanna, announced they were expecting their first child together.
The singer, 34, revealed last month that she was in her third trimester, however she hasn’t shared her due date.
On Friday, Rihanna was spotted at an airport in Bridgetown, Barbados where she met Mayers and his family. The couple looked relaxed as they greeted one another and chatted in the terminal with their loved ones by their side.
Their travels came as shoe designer Amina Muaddi, the woman accused of having an affair with Mayers during Rihanna’s pregnancy, fiercely denied the allegations of infidelity.
Muaddi took to Instagram on Friday to issue a statement after social media was alight with claims the rapper had cheated on the heavily pregnant singer with her.
She wrote: ‘I’ve always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media doesn’t deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile.
‘I initially assumed that this fake gossip – fabricated with such malicious intent – would not be taken seriously.
‘However in the last 24h I’ve been reminded that we live in a society that is so quick to speak on topics regardless of factual basis and that nothing is off limits.
Not even during what should be one of the most beautiful and celebrated times in one’s life. Therefore I have to speak up as this not only directed towards me but it is related to people I have a great amount of respect and affection for.
‘While Rih is continuing to live her serene, best dressed pregnancy life and I go back to my business – I wish everyone a beautiful Easter weekend!’
A source directly connected to both artists had earlier told TMZ that the cheating and split rumors were ‘100% false on both counts’, adding ‘one million percent not true. They’re fine.’
Mayers and Mauddi have been friends for years and collaborated on a shoe collection in 2020.
Rihanna and Mayers were initially linked in November 2020 after it was reported that they were seeing each other following the singer’s split from her ex-boyfriend, Hassan Jameel.
The two had been acquainted ever since the early 2010s, when they began performing and touring with each other.
Rihanna and Mayers remained friends for much of the decade before People confirmed that they were officially dating in November 2020. The pair embarked on a romantic vacation to the singer’s native Barbados in December and the rapper spent Christmas with his girlfriend’s family.
Mayers first spoke about their relationship in May 2021 in a GQ interview, where he called the Barbados born singer ‘the love of his life.’
The Fashion Killa hitmaker – who has never been dogged with claims of infidelity in the past – said: ‘She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones…. I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.’
Last week, Rihanna gushed about her partner in a chat with Vogue magazine as she explained how their relationship blossomed.
‘People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me,’ she revealed. ‘And I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in.’
She said that quarantine had brought the pair closer together, noting: ‘He became my family in that time.
There’s no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bulls**t, it’s just us living. I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.’
She continued: ‘What I love the most about us? Transparency with everything: how we’re feeling, what our goals are, what our fears and insecurities are.
‘The vulnerability to be able to say what you feel about each other.’
Earlier this year insiders alleged the couple is planning to wed in Barbados with the pop star lining up Prime Minister Mia Mottley, 56, as the newborn’s godmother.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: ‘Rihanna is totally smitten with A$AP. They have a very close bond and Rihanna has always been quite traditional.
‘They will be married, for sure. She has told pals she wants to be with him for ever, and he has said the same. There are no plans yet as to when the nuptials will be but it won’t be before the baby is born. She has always wanted to get married and A$AP is her forever person.’