Rod Wave Cleared Of Felony Battery Charges Against Ex-Girlfriend
Rapper Rod Wave, who was charged with felony battery in early May, has successfully had the charge dropped.
He was first accused of strangulation in relation to an April 24 altercation. The rapper, whose real name is Rodarius Michael Green, reportedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s Florida home and choked her until she couldn’t breathe, according to the arrest warrant. He was arrested a week later during a traffic stop in St. Petersburg, Florida.
One of the rapper’s lawyers, Bradford Cohen, released a statement about the dismissal and referred to their altercation as a “misunderstanding.” The lawyer added, “Sometimes misunderstandings can be misconstrued and it isn’t until all the evidence and witnesses are reviewed that the right decision is made.”
Florida opted not to press charges after reviewing the evidence and speaking with witnesses.
Cohen rather bizarrely posted the text of the No Information Notice released in regards to Wave’s case along with a photo of the rapper. The notice, which was drafted by Florida Assistant State Attorney Alexander Arias Card and dated May 18th, 2022, read in part, “From the investigation which has been made, it is the opinion of the writer that this case is not suitable for prosecution.”