Surveillance footage of the night Bow Wow and girlfriend Leslie Holden were both arrested has surfaced. In video obtained by TMZ, the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta star is already in the elevator of his apartment complex when he’s joined by Holden and two other men.
As he wrestles what looks like car keys out her hand, she’s trying to keep her cool. But Bow Wow gets in her face and says, “What? What?”
They all get out the elevator and the footage ends.
Holden and Bow Wow were ultimately both taken into custody by Atlanta police on Saturday morning (February 2). The footage appears to corroborate Holden’s story that he wouldn’t let her leave. In a newly released 911 call, she explains she’s calling authorities from her car after being hit multiple times.
“I’m sitting in my car,” she says. “The police already came out here, but they wouldn’t let me out of the bedroom. It was him and two of his other friends, and they wouldn’t let me out of the bedroom. They took my phone from me because I called the police the first time. It was just like a domestic violence thing. He was just hitting me with his hands.”
In a statement to HipHopDX, Bow Wow’s attorney Joe Habachy paints a much different picture and insists Holden was the true aggressor.
“Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Moss was wrongfully arrested earlier this morning for the first time after being beaten by an out of control intoxicated female, Ms. Leslie Holden, in his Atlanta condominium,” Habachy wrote. “The only two independent witnesses both corroborated his version of events indicating that Ms. Holden was simply out of control and was without a doubt the primary aggressor.
“For no logical reason officers arrested both parties despite having clear-cut evidence that Bow Wow was the victim in the case. Ms. Holden beat him with a lamp, bit him on his side and spit on him while Bow Wow continually made efforts to avoid her. Bow Wow suffered multiple injuries, some of which are visible in his mugshot. Ms. Holden’s mugshot on the other hand speaks for itself, despite her allegation to police that she broke a fingernail.”
Both have been charged with Battery Significant Physical Harm.