Rapper Webbie Arrested on Battery and Robbery Charges

Webbie Arrested in Tennessee on Drug Charge

Baton Rouge rapper Webbie has been arrested in his hometown, local affiliate NBC33 News reported.

The MC, whose real name is Webster Gradney Jr., allegedly attacked a woman and stole her purse, taking a reported $340 after allegedly kicking and pushing her down two flights of stairs.

Webbie is part of imprisoned rapper Lil Boosie's Trill Fam crew, with his 2008 hit "Independent" featuring Boosie along with Lil Phat. The track topped the Rap Songs chart and reached No. 9 on the Hot 100 in March 2008. The pair previously collaborated on the 2003 album "Gangsta Musik" and other releases.

Lil Phat was shot and killed in June near the entrance of an Atlanta hospital.

Webbie was previously arrested in Tennessee in 2011 on drug charges.