The iconic emcee Playboi Carti – real name Jordan Terrell Carte – has been arrested in Georgia over assault charges. Hip-Hop publication TMZ has reported that Carti was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend over a paternity test.
As per the arrest affidavit, the woman has been in a relationship with Carti for two years and was 14 months pregnant at the time of the incident on December 20 last year.
TMZ further reported that “the woman wanted to talk to Playboi Carti about the baby and a conversation about a paternity test led to an argument, which she claims escalated to a physical attack. She told police a witness jumped in to try and break up the fight, and when she was able to escape Carti’s grasp, she ran to her car … where she claims he attacked her again.”
More details about the trial are awaited.
The ‘Die Lit’ rapper released his sophomore LP ‘Whole Lotta Red’ which turned him into a worldwide hip-hop superstar. Released on December 25th 2020, the 24-track effort featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Future and debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart that year.