Rapper G Herbo, whose legal name is Herbert Wright, faces a simple battery charge.
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Rapper arrested, accused of assaulting his child’s mother in Atlanta

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.

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Lil Uzi Vert (left) and G Herbo perform at Spotify's RapCaviar Live in Chicago in October 2017.
Photo: Barry Brecheisen / Getty Images

According to XXL, the rapper and Fletcher reunited over the weekend to celebrate their son Yosohn’s first birthday. 

However, the two broke up in October 2018, and Fletcher is now dating boxer Gervonta Davis, TMZ reported. She is about 14 weeks pregnant with his child.

Fletcher and Davis were also at the Allure Gentlemen’s Club on Tuesday night, which is where G Herbo happened to be, but it’s unknown if they saw each other there, according to TMZ.

As of Thursday afternoon, G Herbo remained in the Fulton County jail on a $2,000 bond, jail records show.

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