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Rapper Fivio Foreign Charged With Assaulting Pregnant Girlfriend At Edgewater Condo

Maxie Lee Ryles III, aka Fivio Foreign
Maxie Lee Ryles III, aka Fivio Foreign Photo Credit: INSET: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF / ooglemaps

The rapper known as Fivio Foreign remained held in the Bergen County Jail on charges that he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend over the weekend.

Police arrested Maxie Lee Ryles III, 30, following the alleged incident at his apartment in The Alexander luxury high-rise in Edgewater on Saturday, records show. 

Ryles's 24-year-old girlfriend, who is pregnant with their second child, told police that Ryles punched her in the back of the head, kicked her and hit her with a glass bottle before pushing her into the hallway without clothes, records show.

He, in turn, said she set him up.

A Central Judicial Processing Court judge in Hackensack subsequently ordered that Ryles remain behind bars pending further court proceedings, rather than be released under New Jersey's 2017 bail reform law. He remained held in the county lockup Wednesday.

Ryles is best known for his work with other artists. He’s featured on two singles that charted on Billboard earlier this year: “Demons,” by Drake, and “Zoo York,” by Lil Tjay and Pop Smoke.

A Brooklyn native who grew up in East Flatbush, Ryles began rapping under the stage name Lite Fivio in 2011. Two years later, he changed it to Fivio Foreign and created a musical collective called 800 Foreign Side.

He drew widespread attention with last year’s “Big Drip,” remixed with rappers Lil Baby and Quavo, which reportedly defined the Brooklyn drill sound “GLTTTTTTT”: “Gangstas literally taking the time to think things through.”

The single currently has more than 48.3 million views on YouTube.

Last November, Ryles reportedly signed a $1 million record deal with Columbia Records in conjunction with rapper Mase's record label, RichFish.

He then created a non-profit organization, Foreignside Foundation, which he said is "geared towards providing beneficial resources and programs for at-risk youth, the homeless, current & former gang-affiliated individuals, incarcerated individuals.”

Last week, Ryles released the video for “Bop It,” featuring Polo G.

Behind the scenes official video for "Bop It" by Fivio Foreign featuring Polo G.

Fivio Foreign

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