KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A domestic battery charge case against a 23-year-old Florida rapper who goes by the name Rod Wave has been dropped, according to court documents.
Prosecutors filed a notice Thursday in Osceola County court that the case against Rodarius Green is not suitable for prosecution.
Green, whose song “Heart on Ice” made the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020, was arrested earlier this month after stopping traffic in St.Petersburg on orders to leave Osceola County, officials said.
According to the arrest warrant, Green’s ex-girlfriend alleges he entered her home in central Florida and strangled her last month while their two children were in another room of the house. The couple had previously dated for about four years, and the girlfriend told investigators that Green alleges she met other men when they broke up.
Green grew up in St.Petersburg and began developing her music career while attending Lakewood High School, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He joined the industry with his start-up label, Alamo Records, in 2018.
Green gave away $25,000 in gas money to drivers at a gas station in St.Petersburg on April 9.
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