Rapper Bow-Wow’s most recent break-up is getting nasty as his ex-girlfriend recently claimed that his abusive behaviour caused her to have a miscarriage.
This past February, TMZ reported that Bow Wow and his then-girlfriend, Kiyomi Leslie, had gotten into a physical altercation outside of party. According to the publication, the musician became upset when allegedly found Kiyomi talking to another man, which caused him to drag her out of the party by her hair. When the police arrived, however, they arrested both of them on felony battery charged. Kiyomi was later treated for three broken ribs.
This past weekend, Kiyomi spoke out once again about the incident, explaining that this sort of behaviour was common for the rapper. Not only that, but she also claimed his abusive ways caused her to have a miscarriage during their tumultuous time together.
"Bet he won't tell y'all the police been called out more than that one occasion and his family lied & covered for him that time," Kiyomi stated in a tweet. "He beat me while I was pregnant. Punched me in my stomach & all... lost my baby and still covered for [him].”
Kiyomi even went so far as to bring Bow Wow’s mother, Teresa Caldwell, into the online rant. She claimed the mother lied and covered up her son’s actions on multiple occasions. "His […] momma called me sounding all concerned that her son beat me... TERESA KNEW her son beat me numerous times and still got on national television to lie,” Kiyomi wrote.
It’s believed that Kiyomi was prompted to speak out after seeing the story briefly play out during the current season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Though she does not make an appearance on the show, Bow Wow is shown addressing the aftermath of the public debacle.
Previously, Bow Wow already released a statement to WSB-TV following his and Kiyomi’s arrest claiming that he’d been falsely accused. As the rapper is sticking to his side of the story, it seemingly provoked Kiyomi to call him out online.
A study published by BioMed Central in 2011 found a positive correlation between verbal, physical, and sexual violence against pregnant women and miscarriages. In fact, a simply stressful situation can increase the risk of miscarriage in women. So, if a woman is continually facing abuse at the hands of a partner or someone else in their life, it raises the likelihood that a pregnancy may unfortunately end in miscarriage.