AceShowbiz - Rod Wave is in trouble with the law. If a new report is to be believed, the "Rags2Riches" rapper has been arrested in Florida for battery by strangulation.
The 22-year-old emcee, whose real name is Rodarius Marcell Green, was taken into custody on Sunday night, May 1. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Amanda Sinni told the Tampa Bay Times that he was arrested on a warrant originating out of Osceola County.
According to his arrest affidavit from the St. Petersburg Police Department, Rod was arrested during a traffic stop at 5119 Venetian Boulevard NE. He has since been detained at the Pinellas County Jail. No other details have been released at the time.
The reprot arrived just days after Rod announced the release date of his fourth studio album, "Beautiful Mind". He will drop the new record on June 3 via Alamo Records.
Fans were clearly excited to hear the news considering that Rod had teased his retirement from the music industry. "I'm only here for a little longer and when I say that I mean as in Rod Wave," he said during a live stream on Instagram in January. "I'm only here for a lil' minute, man."
"I done gave y'all straight dope, straight crack. Ain't nobody's f**king with me with that pen. This s&*t not really me, man. I'm not no people person, I'm not no center of attention ass n***a, I hate attention, man," he added. "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."