The Untold Truth Of Playboi Carti

With the release of two acclaimed albums, rapper Playboi Carti has successfully made a stamp in hip hop. Born Jordan Terrell Carter in Atlanta, GA, in September 1996, he first embarked into the rap game under the name $ir Cartier. Under his original moniker, Carti released his debut mixtape in 2011 titled "THC: The High Chronicles," and released his second mixtape, "Young Mi$fit," a year later. 

After two self-releases, Carti managed to attract the attention of A$AP Rocky's group A$AP Mob and was signed to their AWGE imprint under Interscope records. Once signed to a major record label, Carti released his self-titled mixtape in 2017. It made an impressionable debut on the Billboard charts for a new artist. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the mixtape reached #6 on the US Rap chart, #7 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and #12 on the Billboard 200 chart (via Billboard). It also birthed two hit singles, "wokeuplikethis" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert) and "Magnolia." 

With a few hit singles under his belt and a number of musical collaborations with artists ranging from Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Gucci Mane, Rich the Kid, and Travis Scott, Playboi Carti was well on his way to attracting the attention of more than just male rappers. 

Playboi Carti is seeing a whole lotta red

After sparking romance rumors with model Blac Chyna, Playboi Carti was asked to clarify their relationship status during an interview on "Ebro In The Morning" in August 2018. "You know, I just got a lot of friends," Carti said while laughing before addressing his "homie" Blac Chyna. "LA get crazy, you know. ... Yeah, that's my homie, though. We ain't that deep. Good week." 

His "good week" with Blac Chyna led to him setting off more romance rumors in September 2018 after he and rapper Iggy Azalea were spotted on a date night together, per Daily Mail. The relationship between the two artists heated up quickly and resulted in the birth of their son Onyx Carter in 2020. However, by October 2020, Iggy Azalea confirmed their split on social media but noted that Carti was a very present father in his son's life (via Capital Xtra).

In September 2020, XXL addressed that Carti becoming a father could be the holdup behind the Atlanta native's highly anticipated second studio album, "Whole Lotta Red."

Playboi Carti has had multiple run ins with the law

Since breaking onto the scene in the mid-2010s, Atlanta rapper Playboi Carti, whose real name is Jordan Carter, has enjoyed unparalleled success within the music industry. While showing no signs of slowing his hip-hop reign, the "Magnolia" artist's behavior behind the scenes has resulted in a few eye-opening run-ins with police. As reported by Rolling Stone, in April 2020, Carti was taken into custody after a traffic stop over an expired tag went awry. Authorities found 12 bags of marijuana, three guns, Xanax, codeine, and oxycodone in the vehicle. Carti was released a day after his arrest, a fact confirmed by a now-deleted tweet from his close friend, Gunner Stahl. "Carti is home. Let's stop the 'free' stuff, thanks," he wrote.

Three years later, Carti found himself in police custody again in December 2022 for allegedly choking his pregnant girlfriend. According to the arrest affidavit obtained by TMZ, the "New Tank" rapper pushed the individual and later grabbed her by the throat, preventing her from breathing properly. The news outlet also revealed that their violent interaction occurred after the woman, who was 14 weeks pregnant, tried to talk to the rapper about their situation. After his arrest, Carti's attorney, Brian Steel, released a statement claiming the rapper was falsely accused. "Pursuant to my communications with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the case will be dismissed without any prosecution or litigation," he said.

Playboi Carti and Iggy Azalea had a volatile relationship

As previously mentioned, rappers Playboi Carti and Iggy Azalea were once an item and even welcomed a child together in 2020. Since parting ways, the "Fancy" rapper has remained an open book about their intense relationship. In December 2020, Azalea claimed on X, formerly known as Twitter, that Carti was not present during the birth of their son Onyx. "This man was in philly playing PS5 mid pandemic that day my son was born even tho it was a scheduled c section," she wrote in a since-deleted post. The "Black Widow" singer also slammed Carti for being a cheater while criticizing him for not spending time with their son on Christmas. "Imagine not flying out your family on Christmas but you have the girl you cheated on my entire pregnancy at your album party and magically, me and my son can't come for Christmas any more," she wrote.

Nearly three years after Azalea's X posts, the rapper/singer gave further insight into the demise of their relationship on Emily Ratajkowski's "High Low with EmRata" podcast. "Like, right after I had my son, I left his father. Something happened one day with my son's father and me, and it was just one of those moments where you're just like, 'I didn't wake up thinking this is what my day would be,'" she explained. She went on to say that while their relationship was volatile before their breakup, outside factors prevented her from leaving sooner.