Popular US Rapper Bow Wow was arrested and charged for allegedly getting into a physical brawl with a woman in Atlanta.
The rapper, whose given name is Shad Moss, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday following a fight with a woman in Midtown Atlanta, said Officer Jarius Daugherty.
The rapper is accused of assaulting the woman at 205 12th Street around 4:15 a.m. Atlanta police said, adding that the woman, identified as Leslie Holden, and Moss “sustained visible minor injuries.”
Officers said they “were unable to determine the primary aggressor of the altercation, so both parties” were charged with battery.
It is believed that the woman told the police that Moss had assaulted her but the rapper said the woman had assaulted him.
“Officers were unable to determine the primary aggressor of the altercation, so both parties were charged with battery,” Daugherty said in a statement.
His lawyer released a statement Saturday night, saying Bow Wow was wrongfully arrested after being “beaten by an out-of-control intoxicated female.”
Shad Bow Wow Moss was wrongfully arrested earlier this morning for the first time after being beaten by an out of control intoxicated female, Ms. Leslie Holden, in an Atlanta condominium. The only two independent witnesses both corroborated his version of events indicating that Ms. Holden was simply out of control and was without a doubt the primary aggressor. For no logical reason officers arrested both parties despite having clear-cut evidence that Bow Wow was the victim in the case. Ms. Holden beat him with a lamp, bit him on his side, and spit on him while Bow Wow continually made efforts to avoid her. Bow Wow suffered multiple injuries, some of which are visible in his mugshot. Ms. Holden’s mugshot on the other hand speaks for itself, despite her allegation to police that she broke a fingernail.
Moss was released from jail Saturday afternoon after he being held on $8,000 signature bond, jail records show.