Chicago rapper G Herbo was arrested in northeast Atlanta on Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted the mother of his child, police said.
The rapper, whose legal name is Herbert Wright, faces a simple battery charge after an argument with Ariana Fletcher allegedly turned violent, Atlanta police told AJC.com. The incident happened off Centerbury Lane a little after 11:30 a.m.
Fletcher told officers she was in an argument with the 23-year-old entertainer before he assaulted her and left with their son, police said. She suffered minor scratches as a result of the incident. It’s unclear what prompted the argument or the alleged attack.
While police were talking to her, the rapper returned to the scene and was arrested.
G Herbo was one of 10 performers featured in XXL magazine's 2016 Freshman Class, which consisted of up-and-coming rappers. Atlanta's 21 Savage and Lil Yachty were also included in that year's group.
Zachary Hansen, a Georgia native, covers economic development and commercial real estate for the AJC. He's been with the newspaper since 2018 and enjoys diving into complex stories that affect people's lives.