Houston rap legend Z-Ro, real name Joseph McVey, has been arrested stemming from a domestic abuse incident that occurred in April. The news breaks as his girlfriend, rapper Just Brittany, makes her reality TV debut on VH1’s new series, “Signed.”
Over the weekend, Just Brittany informed authorities that on April 29, she had been assaulted by Z-Ro after the two got into an argument over canceled dinner plans. Court documents say that Joseph McVey allegedly slapped, punched and dragged Brittany for about an hour and a half. She provided a 21-minute recording of a portion of the assault to police as evidence.
In the video, which Brittany reportedly started recording midway through the assault, McVey, 40, could be heard saying “You’re dead.” Brittany could also be heard saying, “Why did you push me?” and “Get your f*ckin hands from around my neck.” Brittany told investigators that she was in fear of her life during the assault.
Police turned the information over to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, who in turn, determined there was enough to arrest the rapper and charge him with felony aggravated assault.
McVey is currently being held without bond.