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A$AP Rocky

Rapper BU$TED for

Brawl with Photogs

7/19/2012 9:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper A$AP Rocky was taken into NYPD custody tonight after he allegedly put the smackdown on 2 guys who took pics of him ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources ... A$AP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, had gotten into a verbal dispute with someone in downtown Manhattan, when 2 civilians started snapping photos of the incident.

We're told A$AP and a friend quickly turned their attention to the amateur photogs ... and a full-fledged fight erupted. Our sources say the two victims suffered cuts and bruises with one requiring treatment at a hospital.

We're told responding officers arrested AR ... and he's expected to be booked for attempted robbery. It's unclear, at this point, what he's accused of trying to pilfer.

Rocky is a native New Yorker and member of the hip hop group A$AP Mob. He was nominated for Best New Artist at the BET Awards this year.

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dskowulf    

Um who is this ? Lame

772 days ago
17.

kendra williams    

clearly youre a dumbass if you dont know this rapper yet youre wasting your time commenting on his life and judging him, he's accomplished things more than half of you unintelligent bastards will ever do, if you listen to music you would know who he is and if you never heard of him GOOGLE it IDIOT instead of being comfortable enough in your stupidity.

772 days ago
18.

just my opinion    

i like how all these losers keep typing "who"...they probably sit on tmz all day and night refreshing for a new story...when they don't know who the person being highlighted is they just can't resist commenting so they come up with gems such as, "who?"....are you kidding me? go to sleep. get a job. the seething jealousy some people have for "nobodies" who apparently have fame outside of their circle of knowledge is sad and deplorable actually....you might know who some of these people were if you had a social life, went to parties, heard music...talked to people...OFFLINE...there's more to life than the comment section of gossip blogs.

772 days ago
19.

viktor    

Sure a lot of muslims climbing out of the woodwork...
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771 days ago
20.

Josh    

I am white and I know who A$AP is. Go to bed whoever hated and commented on this.

771 days ago
21.

ME    

You have to be arrested at least once to be considered a rapper.

771 days ago
22.

Chris Vigarito    

Stop it. A$AP is popping right now. Check out all of the live shows, music videos and interviews on www.blowhiphoptv.com

771 days ago
23.

ray    

just another thug criminal ghetto rat $hithead

771 days ago
24.

EVera    

So, it goes from he's fighting people taking pictures of him till being arrested for attempted robbery?! Uhhhh, what? Lol

771 days ago
25.

Who Knew    

Why don't they arrest Alec Baldwin when he does the same thing?

771 days ago
26.

ace    

Every time a new emerging rapper is on here many white people say "who?" maybe if some of you cornballs would listen to a rap station one day of your life you may know who these people are! Just shows that many of you are out of the loop and under a rock. irrelevant!

771 days ago
27.

roman    

*****s talk **** till they get lock jaw asap#

771 days ago
28.

Zolo    

A$AP Rocky is a mofo illuminati puppet!!

771 days ago
29.

Mason    

Lol woow I see the KKK's up in this biatch!!

771 days ago
30.

Jay    

Too all the dummies on who trying to clown rocky dont even know him hes a young and up and coming rapper who cant actually rap so all the why is this guy a rapper and he needs to get a education jokes make no sense why dont you find out who he is before you judge off a picture and people calling him a nobody because you dont know him nor do you listen to rap or his music so hop off this mans jock

771 days ago
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