Reiona Oliver mug

Reiona Oliver, via St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office

A New Orleans bounce rapper whose profanity-laced song about sex went viral on social media two years ago was arrested in St. Bernard Parish this week after authorities said she put her 5-year-old child in a ride-hailing vehicle alone and instructed the driver to take the minor to school.

Reiona Oliver, 27, faces a count of child desertion after the ride-booking service driver instead brought the juvenile to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, the agency said Thursday.

While the Sheriff’s Office didn’t confirm Oliver’s stage name, her picture and date of birth match those of bounce rapper GameOva Reedy, whose Instagram page counts nearly a quarter-million followers.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Oliver summoned a ride-hailing service vehicle to a home in the 1000 block of East St. Avide Street in Chalmette and put her child in the car when the driver arrived. She then told the driver to take the child to a school in New Orleans, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The driver said he couldn’t do that unless Oliver accompanied the child, but she allegedly made clear she wouldn’t be going along. She then went into the home and wouldn’t come back out, so the driver took the child to a Sheriff’s Office substation in Arabi, the agency said.

Deputies later booked Oliver on the child-desertion count as well as outstanding traffic warrants from Jefferson Parish.

WWL-TV reported that a video on Oliver's Instagram account appears to show her explaining that she put her child in a Lyft because she wasn't feeling well and had been told it was OK for her to do that. 

In Louisiana, child desertion is a misdemeanor that can carry up to six months in prison.

Oliver’s bounce rap performances have won her more than 247,000 followers on the social media platform Instagram.

She is perhaps best known for a freestyle song in which she raps about the things she would do in return for intense, pleasurable intercourse. It spurred a social media challenge in which hip-hop celebrities did their own versions of the freestyle.

Superstars such as Cardi B, Erykah Badu and Tiffany Haddish all participated in the challenge, according to an article published by TMZ.


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