Playboi Carti was arrested in Georgia for allegedly choking his girlfriend in December last year. The unnamed woman, who is pregnant, revealed to the police that her rapper boyfriend grabbed her by the throat after an argument over a paternity test.
Reportedly, Carti has been in a relationship with the woman for over two years. The rapper has been charged with felony aggravated assault. Meanwhile, his attorney has claimed that his client was falsely accused. Read on to know more about the incident.
Playboi Carti Arrested for Choking Pregnant Girlfriend
As per the arrest documents obtained by the media, the incident took place on December 20. The woman told the police that she was having a conversation with Carti about their baby and a paternity test, which resulted in an argument. The altercation soon escalated to a physical attack, she claimed.
Carti, whose real name is Jordan Terrell Carter, then allegedly grabbed her by the throat and held her until she gasped for air. The woman claims she was also pushed down by her boyfriend. She was 14 weeks pregnant at the time. She told the cops that a witness tried to intervene and break the fight.
After escaping Carti’s hold, the woman ran to her car but was attacked by him again. The 26 year old rapper also tried to pull her out of the car and stopped her when she attempted to call the police using the vehicle’s SOS feature. The police officers then reached the spot and found that the woman had visible injuries to her back, chest, and neck.
Carti’s Attorney Denies Allegations
The Miss The Rage rapper was taken into custody on the spot after the incident. His attorney, Brian Steel, has released a statement and denied all accusations. “Mr. Carter was falsely accused. Pursuant to my communications with the Fulton County District Attorney‘s office, this case will be dismissed without any prosecution or litigation,” he said.
This is not the first time that Carti has been booked. He had been arrested several times in the past, including once in April 2020, over drug and gun charges. At the time, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office found 12 bags of marijuana, Xanax, codeine guns, oxycodone, and three guns with the rapper.
The Rapper was Previously Accused of Cheating on Iggy Azalea
Playboi Carti previously dated fellow rapper Iggy Azalea. The two welcomed a baby in 2020 but broke up the same year when Azalea accused Carti of cheating. After their split, Carti said, “I’m a father. You know what I’m saying? You know how it is having kids. I just got responsibilities. I pay a lot of bills.”
“I take care of a lot of people. I take care of my mom. I take care of my family. I take care of my baby mom [and] I take care of my son. There’s a lot of people I take care of. So, it’s like, I gotta keep doing it,” he added. Iggy then hit back by saying, “Take care of me? Lmao let’s not get carried away now.”
“I laughed. A lot. You’ve been mislead. I don’t f*** with a man I’m not even remotely on good terms with, claiming he pays my bills. I pay my bills. Secondly saying nice things for an interview sounds great, but in real life he talks to me like s*** so badly I had to stop all direct contact,” she continued.
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