A$AP Rocky attacked in New Zealand elevator, rapper responds

Photo credit: @asaprocky/Instagram
Photo credit: @asaprocky/Instagram

Reports have surfaced claiming that rapper and fashion lover A$AP Rocky was attacked in New Zealand early Thursday morning, Feb. 25. According to media reports, the “L$D” rapper entered an elevator at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, around 3 a.m. when three men attempted to enter the elevator with him. It apparently all went down when Rocky mentioned that there was no room. Not appearing to care about the tight quarters, the men entered the elevator anyway, punching the Harlem native in the head and face as he shielded his female companions from harm.

It would appear, however, that the assault was premeditated and not a result of poor elevator etiquette, as witnesses say the assailants were yelling “F— A$AP” during the scuffle. Hotel security broke up the beat down, while authorities tracked down and arrested one of the perps, a 35-year old local, shortly afterward. Meanwhile, Rocky went on to perform at the Hordern Pavilion in New South Wales later that evening as part of his At Long Last tour.

Photo credit: @asvpxrocky/Twitter
Photo credit: @asvpxrocky/Twitter

And while details surrounding the incident are still forthcoming, the rapper has since responded via Twitter writing, “LIL SCUFFLE , STILL PRETTY, STILL HANDSOME , STILL F—IN YO B—- TOO. DEFENSE SQUD DONT TRIP… LOVE 2 AUCKLAND !” Just to show he walked away unscathed, he included the above (very pretty) selfie, featuring himself and his entourage.

Next on his agenda, the rapper is scheduled to perform in Sydney, Australia at Sydney’s Showground on Friday, Feb 26 and in Claremont Australia at the Claremont Showgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 27. The 27-year-old will wrap up the Aussie end of his tour on Feb. 28, with a performance at the Metro City Club in Northbridge, Australia, before heading back to the United States in April. From there, he’ll hit California, Washington and Delaware.

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