A$AP Rocky arrested at LAX after returning from Barbados vacation with Rihanna

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A$AP Rocky, who's expecting his first child with girlfriend Rihanna, has been arrested in connection to a November 2021 shooting.

The 33-year-old rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, touched down at Los Angeles International Airport via private plane Wednesday after a holiday with Rihanna in her native Barbados. The singer was then promptly arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division with assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations team.

According to a LAPD press release, the "F***in' Problems" singer's arrest is related to a Nov. 6 shooting in Hollywood, near the intersection of Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue. At around 10:20 p.m. that night, there was an argument "between two acquaintances" in the busy area outside the W Hollywood hotel and an Equinox gym. Things escalated, according to police, and the suspect — Rocky — allegedly fired a gun at the unidentified victim, who suffered a minor injury. Rocky allegedly fled the scene with two other males.

Rocky was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, according to police. The case will now be presented to the Los Angeles district attorney.

It's unclear whether Rihanna, who is in her third trimester, was with Rocky on the private plane when he was taken into police custody. Rocky's publicist didn't immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment's request for comment.

A$AP Rocky has had several legal run-ins prior to this, most notably being jailed in Sweden for assault in 2019.

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Rihanna and ASAP Rocky attend the Off-White Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on February 28, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky at Paris Fashion Week on February 28. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna announced in January that they are expecting their first child together. Just ahead of giving Rihanna, whose pregnancy style has made non-stop headlines, found her relationship in the headlines last week amid unsubstantiated claims he cheated on her with designer Amina Muaddi.

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna put on a united front as they traveled to Barbados together over the weekend. There had been photos of them "living it up" on the Caribbean island this week prior to his arrest.

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