Rapper Webbie, whose real name is Webster Gradney, Jr., has been arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on domestic abuse charges after allegedly holding his girlfriend against her will at a hotel room with his entourage for about two hours on Wednesday (July 5).
According to WVLA, Webbie allegedly physically her with a closed fist, an open hand and a belt. The victim also told authorities that Gradney pinned her on the ground at one point and pushed his knees into her throat so she could not breath for several seconds.
The Advocate reports that the victim had a fractured nose that left her coughing and spitting up blood. She also had belt whelps up and down her thighs and back. Gradney also allegedly stole the victim’s cell phone and damaged the Comfort Inn hotel room where they were staying. Police called to the scene at 6:26 a.m.
Charges against Gradney include aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree battery, domestic abuse by strangulation, false imprisonment, theft and simple criminal damage to property.
The rapper is from Baton Rouge but currently lives in Atlanta. The victim told authorities she has lived with him in Atlanta for the past 11 months and that they were visiting Baton Rouge for the Fourth of July weekend, along with members of his team. She also mentioned that he had been intaking marijuana and cocaine for the two previous days without sleeping at all.
Following the incident, both the rapper and the victim were brought in to a local hospital but Gradney was not seriously injured and was brought to Parish Prison following.
According to the victim to the authorities, this isn’t the first time he has done this to her, but is the first time reporting the incident.
Webbie frequently collaborated with Boosie BadAzz and released all five of his studio albums on Badazz’s Trill Entertainment label.