Playboi Carti Arrested in December for Allegedly Choking Pregnant Girlfriend
UPDATE (Feb. 13):
The Atlanta Police Department has released the police report detailing the events leading to Playboi Carti's arrest. However, the suspect in the report is listed as "Unknown Unknown," likely because the victim and witness were not initially cooperating with providing information to police.
The victim told police she arrived to the rapper's property on Dec. 20, 2022, at 4 p.m. to speak with him about the baby she was four months pregnant with at the time. She stated she was dating Playboi Carti for two years, she lived at the property for less than a year and was recently kicked out of the home.
The victim "stated while having a verbal argument with the suspect, he attacked her. She stated the suspect grabbed her by her throat and pushed her into the bushes. She stated there were two males who works for the suspect stood there and watched."
The witness, who is listed as Playboi Carti's employee, "jumped into the fight to break them up because the suspect was still holding her by the neck. The victim stated she couldn’t breathe. Once the victim was free, she stated she got into her car and was attacked again by the suspect. The suspect attempted to pull her out of the car while covering her mouth." The victim said she felt the witness' hands on her while in the vehicle, but did not know what she was doing.
Once the victim was able to exit the gates of Carti's property, she pressed the Mercedes Benz SOS dispatch button in her vehicle and had them call police. Before police arrived, Carti and the two men on the scene left in a black SUV.
Police asked the victim multiple times for the suspect's information. He was not known to be Playboi Carti at the time, The victim stated she did not want to give the name of the suspect "due to the fact it might hit the media and damage his career."
There were visible bruises on the victim's neck and in the middle of her back.
UPDATE (Feb. 13):
Playboi Carti's attorney Brian Steel has released the following statement to XXL in regard to his client's arrest:
"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."
ORIGINAL STORY (Feb. 13):
Playboi Carti was arrested last December and charged with assault after allegedly choking his pregnant girlfriend and trying to prevent her from calling the police.
According to police records obtained by XXL on Monday (Feb. 13), Playboi Carti, born Jordan Terrell Carter, was arrested on Dec. 29, 2022, for an incident that occurred on Dec. 20, 2022. The charges against him are one count of aggravated assault and one count of hindering persons making an emergency telephone call. Carti was released a daily later. His surety bond totaled $100,000.
A police report obtained by TMZ details the incident in which the alleged victim told police she'd been in a relationship with Playboi Carti for two years. The victim claims she was 14 weeks pregnant when a conversation with Carti over the paternity of the chid allegedly turned violent. The woman claims Carti grabbed her by her throat and held her neck until she could hardly breathe.
A witness reportedly intervened and the victim told police she was able to escape to her car. The victim went on to claim Playboi Carti tried to pull her out of the car and covered her mouth when she tried to make an emergency call to 911. When police arrived on the scene, the woman had injuries to her chest, back and neck, consistent with her story.
XXL has reached out to the Atlanta Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Playboi Carti's camp and the rapper's attorney for comment.