Updated as of 2/15/2023 at 9:28 a.m. ET
Trigger warning: This article contains graphic details of domestic violence.
Following the arrest of popular Atlanta rapper Playboi Carti for felony aggravated assault, fellow rapper Iggy Azalea is doubling down on the accusations leveled against him.
Azalea, who is Carti’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his son, Onyx, raised more accusations against the “Magnolia” rapper. Carti was arrested in 2017 for domestic battery against his then-girlfriend of three years.
On Tuesday, the “Fancy” rapper wrote on Twitter, “Imagine having a pregnant girlfriend and pretending they don’t exist until it comes out you like to abuse them too - & rarely visiting your actual son unless is because you’re running from whatever problems ya got going on in Atlanta & the press with your serial abuse of women.”
Early Tuesday morning in his home state of Georgia, Playboi Carti, born Jordan Carter, was taken into custody for allegedly choking his girlfriend, who is pregnant, after an argument about a paternity test, according to an affidavit obtained by TMZ.
The details of the assault described by his girlfriend are quite disturbing. According to the affidavit, the incident allegedly occurred on Dec. 20, while the woman was 14 weeks pregnant. She described to police that the Atlanta rapper grabbed her by the throat and pushed her while doing so. She claimed that she could barely breathe and thought that she would not survive the incident.
According to TMZ, the woman explained to officers that she wanted to talk to the popular rapper about their baby and a paternity test, but the argument escalated and eventually turned physical. She claimed that a witness jumped into the altercation and attempted to de-escalate the violence.
She eventually was able to get out of Carti’s grasp and ran to her car, but says he followed her to the vehicle and attempted to attack her again, pulling her out of the car and putting his hand over her mouth.
Local police arrested the Whole Lotta Red artist on Tuesday and charged him with felony aggravated assault. Brian Steel, Carti’s attorney (also the attorney of Young Thug in his RICO trial), stated that his client, “was falsely accused” and that the case will be dismissed “without any prosecution or litigation.”
He was released on a $100,000 bond, according to WSB-TV.
While there’s certainly no guarantee right now that Playboi Carti will face any real consequences, what we can be sure of is that his public image will be forever sullied should the claims made by his girlfriend be found to be true.