UPDATE: Rapper Bow Wow arrested after fight with woman, police say

Bow Wow, whose real name is Shad Moss, has been charged with misdemeanor battery after an apparent fight with a woman. (Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Rapper Bow Wow was arrested early Saturday morning after an alleged altercation with a woman outside a Midtown Atlanta building.

According to police, Bow Wow, whose given name is Shad Gregory Moss, and the woman, Leslie Holden, were on the 200 block of 12th St. NE just after 4 a.m. on Saturday. When police arrived, they saw “minor visible injuries” to both Moss and Holden. Holden told police that Moss hit her. Moss told police that Holden hit him.

Unable to determine who started the alleged fight, police arrested both Moss and Holden on battery charges and took them to the Fulton County Jail.

Shad "Bow Wow" Moss. (Photo from Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

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Moss was expected to be released after being granted bond on the misdemeanor charge, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday afternoon.

Moss, 31, came to fame as a protege of Rapper Snoop Dogg, who christened the young rapper, Lil’ Bow Wow. He lives in Atlanta and has been part of the cast of “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.”

Channel 2 Action News reported Saturday evening that Moss' lawyer had released a statement that indicated Holden was the "primary aggressor" in the incident.

"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," according to the statement from attorney Joe S. Habachy. "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."

Channel 2 reported that it is unclear if Holden is out on bond. She has not commented on the charges.

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