DaBaby Apologizes For Slapping Female Fan Over The Weekend
TMZ reports rap star DaBaby has once again made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The talented rapper from North Carolina can't seem to stay out of trouble, where over the last couple years, he's collected several charges for being involved in a variety of legal situations. DaBaby has managed to dodge the bullet, literally, on more than one occasion, recently beating charges of a battery/robbery in Miami. That's after beating a more serious case of weapons possession in a murder that took place at a Huntsville Walmart in 2018.
The rapper was the shooter and reportedly returned fire in self-defense mortally wounding 19-year old Jalyn Craig in the abdomen. The Charlotte Observer later reported that the DA spokeswoman Meghan McDonald said in an email that charges were dropped, “because a key civilian witness was unavailable.” McDonald continued, “Without that witness, the State could not proceed, and as a result, dismissed the charge.”
You would think the young star would lay low and count his blessings, but unfortunately, trouble seems to follow him everywhere he goes. The latest incident took place over the weekend in a Florida club. Saturday, March 7, 2020, the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was booked for a performance at a Tampa hotspot Club Whiskey North for his "Up Close N Personal" tour. As he made his way through a sea of fans headed to the stage, video footage shows the star violently strike a person in the crowd. The club was packed with excited fans and everyone was snapping pics as the Bop rap star passed by.
Turns out the person on the other side of his assault was a woman,
When they recovered from the initial shock of what happened, concert-goers rushed to the woman's side and booed the rapper out of the building. Furious fans called police and gave their account of the unprovoked attack on the unsuspecting female. The visibly shaken woman refused EMS attention and said she didn't need treatment. TMZ reports before officers left the scene the female victim was instructed to follow-up with the State Attorney's Office to pursue charges against DaBaby.
The following day, the rapper felt bad and apologized for his actions. DaBaby said he had no idea he hit a woman and was remorseful about what happened. He said “I do sincerely apologize. I do. I’m very sorry that there was a female on the other end of that flashlight on their phone.saying." Is it enough? Peep his full statement below via the Shaderoom.
I doubt DaBaby's very public apology is going to be enough to prevent him from being sued for a pretty penny. But hey, at least he tried to clean it up. TMZ reported an update on the story and revealed Ms. Laws had hired the Morgan & Morgan Law Firm. Attorney, Matt Morgan, released a statement on behalf of their client saying simply, "We look forward to speaking with Mr. Kirk."
We'll see how this pans out for the 28-year old rap superstar. Hopefully, he can find a way to put the breaks on the foolishness, I'd like to see him win. He has an incredibly bright future in music and the sky's the limit if he can chill out. In the meantime, he may have to pay the piper on the latest incident. Ms. Laws is poised to win her case. For now, there's no info on how much she's suing for. As always I'll keep you posted on any further details.