Rapper YK Osiris Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend — What We Know

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Who Is YK Osiris? New Details On Rapper Arrested For Assaulting Girlfriend

Rapper YK Osiris has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at his birthday party in September. According to TMZ, his girlfriend told police she got into a fight with him at his birthday party. The fight apparently started when the girlfriend saw a photo of a scantily-clad woman on his phone. The girlfriend said that they started yelling at each other and Osiris said: "I am going to slap the s**t out of you." The girlfriend said he then chased her up a flight of stairs and into a bathroom where he choked her and bit her face. He ended up choking her and biting her face. Yikes. Not ok. Who is YK Osiris?

1. He's being held on a felony charge

Atlanta Police said that YK Osiris' girlfriend's injuries were consistent with her story. She had a bite mark below one of her eyes. Osiris has been charged with felony aggravated assault by strangulation. He's expected to have his preliminary trial later in November. 

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2. He's from Florida

Osiris Williams was born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 7, 1998. Growing up he loved classic R&B, old-school soul, and modern pop and rap. He first gained attention with his songs "I'm Next (Freestyle)" nd "Valentine." In 2019 he signed with Def Jam and released the single "Worth It," which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 87. 

3. He idolized Michael Jackson

According to his bio on Def Jam, Osiris was a huge fan of Michael Jackson as a teenager. Some of his earliest performances were of him singing and dancing like Michael Jackson. He said: There is no other Michael Jackson. He’s a legend. He’s an icon. He’s different. That’s what it is about me. I’m different. I am just not any singer.” 

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4. Viral social media star

YK Osiris began uploading songs to Instagram and Facebook when he was 14. This helped him gain awareness and an audience early. He said: “I knew my voice was very powerful and you can relate to it. You be like, ‘Damn, I could feel him. I could feel his pain.’ What he went through. My veins be popping out. You can just see me and my expression.”

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5. He just released his first album

YK Osiris released his first album, The Golden Child, last month. He also took to social media recently to call the music business "the devil," presumably because his album flopped. He was also named as one of the 11 rappers in XXL Magazine's 2019 Freshman Class, their annual list of up-and-coming rappers. Also featured on that list are Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby. Reportedly, Osiris had a show scheduled for the night after his arrest. 

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6. His 21st birthday party

The incident with his girlfriend happened at his 21st birthday party in September. He was not arrested until Monday, November 4. He is charged with felony aggravated assault by strangulation. He is being held without bail in the Fulton County Jail. 

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer and editor covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.