Beautiful Mind star Rod Wave was booked in jail yesterday as the rapper faces a felony charge of battery by strangulation. The 23-year-old famous rapper was arrested at a traffic stop at 5119 Venetian Boulevard. Read on to know more about his arrest.
Battery By Strangulation
St. Petersburg rapper Rodarius “Rod Wave” Green was arrested late Sunday night on a domestic violence charge, as seen in Pinellas County Jail records. The rapper’s arrest comes after confirming that he has wrapped up work on his new album “Beautiful Mind”.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Amanda Sinni, Rodarius Marcell Green who goes by the stage name Rod Wave was taken into custody at a traffic stop at 5119 Venetian Boulevard. He was in the passenger seat of his 2021 Grey Dodge Durango.
A series of videos posted on Rod Wave’s Instagram story narrated that he was listening to music while in his car, and his face was illuminated as the police cars approached him. Rod Wave is currently in custody at Pinellas County Jail and no bail has been filed.
Who is Rod Wave?
Rodarius Marcell Green is known professionally as Rod Wave. The American rapper and singer is known for his strong voice and incorporation of hip hop and R&B. He has been recognized as a trailblazer of soul trap.
Rod Wave started his music career in 2016 with the release of his mixtape “Hunger Games Vol.1”. The American rapper went on releasing numerous mixtapes independently until he was signed with Alamo Record.
Rod Wave rose to fame with “Heat on Ice” in 2019. The song peaked at number 25 on Billboard Hot 100 list. Wave’s debut album “Ghetto Gospel” (2019) peaked at no. 10 on the US Billboard 200.
Wave’s third album “SoulFly” peaked at number 1 on Billboard 200 marking it as his first chart-topping album. Rod Wave was set to come up with his fourth album “Beautiful Mind” but was arrested shortly after the completion of the said album.
Rod Wave has been recognized for his “candor and shrewd ability to tug at listeners’ heartstrings”. ABC News Radio’s Rachel George noted that “music is a direct expression of Wave’s life, which is why he’s cautious yet open to working with other artists who share his passion”.
Rod gains inspiration from E-40 who was featured in his song “Calabasas”, Chingy, Kanye West, Boosie Badazz and Kevin Gates. Rod Waves earned fame in a short duration of 2 years. Now, he is jailed and charged with battery by strangulation.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office records confirm that Rod Wave is awaiting trial and no bail bond has been filed yet. There has been no update on the details of his arrest but we’d fill you in once there is an official announcement.