The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jordan Carter, was arrested in Georgia after he allegedly choked his pregnant girlfriend.
TMZ reports that the incident occurred on December 20. At the time, the woman was 14 weeks pregnant.
The affidavit says Carti grabbed her by the throat and pushed her, restricting her breathing to the point where she feared for her life. After the fight, she ran to her car.
Playboi Carti (whose legal name is Jordan Terrell Carter) is facing two charges after allegedly choking his pregnant girlfriend during an argument back in December. According to TMZ, police in Georgia have arrested the Shoota rapper for felony aggravated assault and preventing a person from making an emergency phone call after an incident that took place on December 20.
The victim told police that she was visiting Carti at his home in Atlanta on December 20 to talk about their baby and a paternity test. But that conversation quickly turned physical when he grabbed her by the throat and pushed her into bushes outside the house, TMZ reports. She said she feared for her life and thought she was going to die.
When police arrived at the scene, they spotted visible injuries to her neck, chest, and back. The woman also claimed that Carti tried to pull her out of the car and put his hand over her mouth as she attempted to use her vehicle’s SOS feature to call authorities.
She told police she was 14 weeks pregnant when the incident happened and has been in a relationship with Carti for two years. She also claims that they’ve lived together since July 2020.
After hearing her story, Carti’s lawyer shared a statement with TMZ on Tuesday, saying that his client was “falsely accused” and that the case will be dismissed without any prosecution or litigation. Brian Steel added that he communicated with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office, which will dismiss the case as well.
The arrest affidavit obtained by TMZ details the incident that occurred on December 20. It says the victim told police that she arrived at Carti’s home on Tuxedo Road NW in Atlanta to talk about their baby and a paternity testing.
But that conversation quickly turned into an argument and a physical fight, according to the affidavit. Carti pushed her, grabbed her by the throat, and held her neck until she struggled to breathe, the affidavit reads.
She then ran to her vehicle, but Carti followed her and attacked her again. She tried to activate the car’s SOS feature to call police, but he pulled her out of the vehicle and put his hand over her mouth as she struggled to breathe. The affidavit says she feared for her life.
Playboi Carti has been arrested for choking his pregnant girlfriend after an altercation on December 20. As per the arrest affidavit obtained by TMZ, the woman informed the police that she was 14 weeks pregnant and had engaged in an altercation with Carti on December 20. Allegedly, during the dispute, he pushed her and clasped her neck, causing her to struggle for breath.
She said the fight started when she asked Carti to talk to her about their baby, which led to an argument that allegedly escalated into a physical attack. She also claimed that she was trying to get out of his grip when a witness stepped in and attempted to de-escalate the situation. She then ran to her car and claims that Carti attacked her again, pulling her out of the vehicle and putting his hand over her mouth as she tried to use her vehicle’s SOS feature to call for help.
Carti was arrested for felony aggravated assault, reports TMZ. He was taken into custody on Tuesday morning after an altercation with the woman, who has not been named. The alleged victim told officers that she was 14 weeks pregnant at the time of the incident and that she and Carti had been in a relationship for two years.
The rapper has had a few run-ins with the law in recent years, including an April 2020 gun and drug bust in Georgia that resulted in him being charged with illegal possession of guns, marijuana and drugs. He has since defended himself, with his lawyer, Brian Steel, stating that he is innocent and that the case will be dismissed.
On Tuesday, February 14, Iggy Azalea responded to Carti’s arrest by slamming her former partner on Twitter.
“Been there, done that! Warned you.” -iggy Azalea
In a separate tweet, Iggy shared that she has no direct contact with Carti and their son Onyx Kelly. She previously revealed that she had a tumultuous relationship with the Atlanta rapper and that they ended their relationship in December 2019.
The alleged assault is thought to be the latest of many incidents that have left Iggy outraged and frustrated. In November of last year, she accused Carti of taking “care” of their son — a claim that was quickly shot down by Carti and he later confirmed they had split.
Atlanta rapper Playboi Carti has gotten himself into some trouble recently. According to TMZ, he was arrested in Georgia for allegedly choking his pregnant girlfriend. The alleged incident happened on December 20 and the woman claimed that she was 14 weeks pregnant at the time of the alleged assault.
The couple has been in a relationship for two years and lived together for nearly seven months. She said that she went to visit Carti at his mansion on Tuxedo Road in Atlanta to discuss a paternity test and that he started to become physical. She reportedly told police that he grabbed her throat and held it until she could barely breathe, causing her to feel like she was about to die.
When she tried to get out of his grasp, he followed her to her car and attacked her again. She says he then attempted to drag her out of the car and put his hand over her mouth. She said that he did this several times as she was trying to call the police.
On April 2 2020, police in Clayton County, Ga. pulled over Carter, whose real name is Jordan Carter. During the search, they found 12 bags of marijuana, three guns, Xanax, codeine and oxycodone. The rapper was then arrested and charged with gun and drug possession.
The rapper was later taken to the Clayton County Jail and posted bail. He was released Friday morning (April 3) but his co-accused, Jaylan Tucker, remains in custody on multiple drug and gun charges.
In addition to his arrest, Carti was also charged with hindering a person making an emergency telephone call, which is a misdemeanor. His affidavit stated that his girlfriend claimed that she tried to make an emergency phone call but Carti put his hands over her mouth.
When officers arrived at the scene, they spotted visible injuries to her neck, chest and back. She also alleged that Carti tried to pull her out of the car and cover her mouth while she was trying to use the car’s SOS feature to call 911.
Iggy Azalea has weighed in on Playboi Carti’s arrest for choking his pregnant girlfriend after news broke about the incident on Tuesday (February 14). The Australian rapper took to Twitter to express her disdain for the ‘Fancy’ rapper, who she previously had a child with and who welcomed their son with her in April 2020.
Iggy posted a series of pointed tweets about the ‘Magnolia’ rapper, claiming that she knew Carti would eventually get arrested for an alleged assault against his girlfriend and that it was “karma” that she saw coming. ‘Been there, done that, warned you’ is what she wrote in her first tweet and then continued to call him out for his “serial abuse of woman” and rarely visiting his actual son.
According to TMZ, the ‘Whole Lotta Red’ rapper’s girlfriend told police that Carti attacked her over a paternity test during an argument in December 2022. She claims he grabbed her by the throat and pushed her, holding her neck until she gasped for breath. She said she feared for her life during the alleged attack and that she tried to escape him.
She then ran to her car, where she claimed Carti once again attacked her, attempting to pull her out of the vehicle and placing his hand over her mouth. She also claimed that he blocked her from using the vehicle’s SOS feature to call the police, according to the affidavit. When police arrived, they saw injuries to her neck, chest, and back.
TMZ notes that Carti has had several run-ins with the law in recent years, including a drug and gun bust in Georgia in 2020. The ‘Racketeer’ rapper’s Lamborghini was pulled over by Clayton County authorities who found 12 bags of marijuana, three guns, Xanax, and codeine during the arrest.
Iggy Azalea was the first celebrity to respond to the news of Carti’s arrest on social media, and her message prompted Carti fans to flood into her replies in defense of their favorite artist. One user even referred to Azalea as a hypocrite for working with Tory Lanez in the past and a “narcissist” who doesn’t treat people she loves well.