By Media Music News – May 02, 2022
Florida rapper Rod Wave has been arrested and officially charged with battery by strangulation in his native hometown of St. Petersberg.
The Florida hip hop star, born Rodarius Green, was arrested Monday morning (May 2) on a felony charge of battery by strangulation, Media Music News has confirmed via police records from Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. We have yet to get more details about the circumstances surrounding the arrest at this time. As for now, the rapper remains in the custody of the St. Petersburg Police.
Media Music News has reached out to a representatives for the rapper and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for comment.
The arrest comes after the SoulFly artist announcing over this past weekend that his fourth album, Beautiful Mind, is completed. News of the new music is a welcome sign for fans of the artist who previously indicated he would be leaving the music industry in January.
“I’m only here for a little longer and when I say that I mean as in Rod Wave,” he mention in a video uploaded to Instagram. “I’m only here for a little minute, man. I done gave y’all straight dope, straight crack. Ain’t nobody’s fucking with me with that pen. This shit not really me, man. I’m not no people person, I’m not no center of attention ass nigga, I hate attention, man. I can’t get on the internet without seeing my face or name.”
“It’s kind of like you sold your soul, bro, ’cause you say that’s not you but for $300K it’ll be me,” he continued.
December 2021, the hip hop star had fans concerned after releasing a song titled “Nirvana,” which features disturbing song lyrics related to self-harm. Soon after, he deactivated his social media accounts. He later apologized and cleared things up on his head space.
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