Miami prosecutors will not bring misdemeanor battery charges against Rae Sremmurd rapper Slim Jxmmi over a recent incident in which he allegedly pulled his girlfriend’s hair and threw her phone off a balcony, court records show.
The court proceedings against Jxmmi – whose legal name is Aaquil Brown – over the January incident were formally closed on Tuesday by order of Judge Betsy Alvarez-Zane. A spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office did not return requests for comment on the case.
According to Jxmmi’s attorney Bradley Horenstein, prosecutors told the judge at a hearing Tuesday that they were unable to proceed with filing the charges because they lacked sufficient evidence. They said Jxmmi’s girlfriend had quickly recanted her initial statement to police and would not cooperate with prosecutors.
“Jxmmi should have never been arrested,” Horenstein told Billboard. “Prosecutors refused to even file charges. That should speak volumes about Jxmmi’s innocence.”
Jxmmi, part of the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, was arrested last month in connection to an alleged domestic violence incident with his girlfriend, the mother of their infant son, at Miami’s CANVAS condominium building. According to media reports at the time, the rapper’s girlfriend claimed to police that he had pulled her hair from her scalp during the dispute, and then thrown her phone from a balcony after she attempted to film him.