Bow Wow Arrested on Suspicion of Battery

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UPDATE: The Fulton County Sherrif’s Office tells ET the Atlanta Police brought Shad Moss and Leslie Holden to the Fulton County Jail on Saturday. Both were charged with the misdemeanor offense Battery Substantial Physical Harm, were released on signature bonds worth $8,000 and released Saturday afternoon.


Bow Wow has been arrested. 

The 31-year-old rapper, real name Shad Moss, was arrested early Saturday morning in Atlanta, Georgia, ET confirms. He was charged with Battery Substantial Physical Harm after an alleged fight with his girlfriend, Leslie Holden, and is being held on $8,000 bond. ET has reached out to Bow Wow's rep for comment. 

According to the Atlanta police incident details, at approximately 4:12 a.m., police were notified of an assault call in Fulton County. Holden told police that she was at a party with her boyfriend, Moss, and that he allegedly got upset and jealous when she engaged in conversation with another man. Holden said their verbal dispute became physical, and accused Moss of hitting her in the head, pulling her by the hair and dragging her from the bedroom and telling her to leave the residence.

However, according to police, Moss stated that Holden became upset when he attempted to talk to her about her drinking and how she "disrespected" him at the party. Moss alleged that Holden started yelling loudly and calling him names, after which he told her to leave. Moss alleged that she then refused to leave, then later became aggressive and grabbed a night stand lamp and threw it at him. Moss stated that she missed him and he ran away to avoid her. He also stated that Holden scratched his face and neck with her fingernails. Police say they observed visible red scratches on Moss' neck and face.

The officer arrested both Moss and Holden because he was unable to determine the primary aggressor. According to police, both parties fought and sustained injuries.

A photo of Bow Wow's mugshot, obtained by TMZ, shows the rapper with large scratches across his forehead, as well as a mark below his eye. He was spotted at Shaquille O'Neal's Super Bowl event, called Shaq's Fun House, just hours before his arrest. 

See more on Bow Wow in the video below. 

Additional reporting by Joseph Corral. 

(This story was originally published on Feb. 2. at 12:21 p.m. PT)


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