Playboi Carti, a well-known rapper, has been accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. However, his attorney, Brian Steel, has denied these allegations and released a statement claiming that the charges will be dropped without prosecution or litigation. The rapper was arrested and charged with assault and hindering an emergency phone call in connection to the alleged assault on his girlfriend, which occurred on December 20, 2022, and was reported to the authorities on December 29, 2022. Steel asserts that his client was falsely accused and will not be charged.
According to a police report obtained by XXL, the victim, who has been dating Carti for two years, claims that he attacked her after an argument about their unborn child. She asserts that he grabbed her throat, choked her, and pushed her into bushes, while two of his male employees looked on. She was eventually able to get away and called the authorities, who found visible wounds on her body consistent with her story. However, she was initially reluctant to reveal Carti's identity to the police because she was afraid it would harm his career.
Iggy Azalea, who shares a son with Carti, responded to the news of his arrest by tweeting about his past behavior. She wrote that she had "been there" and "done that" and warned her followers that he had abused her in the past. She accused Carti of rarely visiting their son and using Atlanta as a place to escape his problems and continue his pattern of abuse against women. Despite Azalea's tweets, there has been no indication that the alleged assault involved her or their child.
XXL has reached out to Carti's team and the Fulton County Sheriff's Office for comment. The rapper has not issued a public statement about the allegations or his arrest. The case is ongoing, and it is unclear whether the charges will be dropped or if Carti will face trial. Regardless of the outcome, the allegations of domestic violence against Carti are serious and should not be taken lightly. It is essential to remember that victims of abuse often face a difficult decision when coming forward with their experiences and that support and resources are available to them.