Illustration for article titled Rapper GameOva Reedy, Creator of the Viral iFor the D/i Challenge, Arrested for Alleged Child Desertion [Updated]
Photo: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office

27-year-old New Orleans rapper artist GameOva Reedy, most popular for creating the viral “#For-The-D-Challenge,” was arrested in Louisiana April 23 after allegedly deserting her 5-year-old.


According to a local CBS News affiliate, sheriff’s deputies reported that a woman, later identified as Reiona “GameOva Reedy” Oliver, put her child in a car service, telling the driver she would not be accompanying the minor, and ordered the car to transport the child to school. The Advocate reports that when the driver told Oliver he could not take the child without a supervising adult present, she allegedly went inside her home and refused to come out.

Instead of going to the school, the driver took the child to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Department. Deputies later arrested Reedy at her home.


According to WWL-TV, Oliver took to Instagram on an account believed to be hers to plead her case. In the video, which has since been deleted, the local news site describes Oliver as saying she called for the ride share because of an apparent illness, claiming she was told that putting a child in a car alone was permissible.

The musician now faces misdemeanor charges that could lead to as much as six months behind bars.

Updated: 6/25/19, 2:23 p.m.: This story has been rewritten to remove unattributed text.

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