News: A$AP Rocky's New York City Arrest Photos Land Online

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 9:08AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Days after A$AP Rocky reportedly got arrested in New York City, photos from the police scene have now landed online and show him handcuffed against a car.

In the photos, A$AP Rocky's sidekick A$AP Bigga Bar$ is pictured next to him.

Rapper A$AP Rocky found himself in handcuffs PDQ after NYPD officers arrived on the scene of his street brawl ... and TMZ has the photos. As TMZ first reported ... AR was busted after he got into a fight with two guys who were taking photos of him. Cops slapped the cuffs on Rocky and another member of the hip hop crew A$AP Mob ... Sheldon Jabari, aka A$AP Bigga Bar$ -- who, for some reason, was shirtless at the time of the arrest. Rocky and Bigga were both booked for 2nd degree robbery. Cops say they attempted to take items from the guys they were fighting. (TMZ)

Details of the Thursday (July 19) arrest surfaced online a couple days ago.

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. (TMZ)

In March, Rocky found himself in another physical situation after a South By Southwest music festival incident.

A brawl broke out between Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky and his crew against a drunken crowd at a Vice party around 3:30AM Sunday morning, ending the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, with a small eruption of violence for the second year in a row. The last of perhaps one too many A$AP Rocky gigs began with their usual antagonistic, punk rock-styled antics, including slam-dancing, stage-diving, crowd-surfing and spitting, during a late-night concert in a downtown warehouse venue. But all that intensity finally took a turn for the worst, as it did in 2011 when irate fans denied entry to a SXSW reunion concert by Toronto hard rock duo DFA1979 broke out into a riot. (Spinner)

Recently, the Harlem, New York emcee downplayed his tough guy image.

"The biggest misconception is that I'm a gangster," Rocky said in an interview. "I'm not. At all. I don't want people thinking [I am]. Honestly. I really am [a nice guy]. I'm a good, down to earth dude." (This Is 50)

Check out a recent A$AP Rocky interview below:

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