A$AP Rocky arrested over NYC fracas
By CMU Editorial | Published on Monday 23 July 2012
Having failed to take his own advice to Azealia Banks to “chill out with the beefin”, rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested in New York following a fight with two photographers last week.
According to TMZ, police apprehended the 23 year old ‘Goldie’ MC – real name Rakim Mayers – last Thursday night after he allegedly engaged in a “verbal dispute” with the snappers, one of whom later required hospital treatment. A TMZ source claims that Mayers was later taken into custody for attempted robbery, but has no knowledge as to what the rapper is accused of stealing (though cameras presumably).
Spin.com quotes its contributor Kyle Dean Reinford, apparently an eye-witness to the altercation, as saying this of A$AP’s part in the fracas: “Well, him and another guy had this guy on the ground and they kept kicking and hitting him. More people showed up and tried to pull them apart and within two minutes cops showed up and had them cuffed. They just had this guy down on the ground, beating the shit out of him”.