Shocking moment rapper DaBaby SLAPS a woman as she tries to take a photo of him as he makes his way to the stage – and is then booed off without performing a single song
- DaBaby looked to have hit a woman in the face in video footage that was taken on Saturday night at the Whiskey North in Tampa, Florida
- The rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, 28, was set to appear as part of his Up Close N Personal tour
- Rapper was making his way on to the stage and it appears as though the woman was trying to film him
- The crowd booed the rapper after he hit her and he left without performing at all
- DaBaby went on Instagram and asked for an alternate angle of the altercation
- In the last couple months, DaBaby has also been filmed allegedly assaulting a hotel worker and attacking an airport employee, though neither pressed charges
- In January, he was arrested and charged with battery and robbery for attacking a concert promoter – the battery charge was dropped but the robbery still stands
Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was caught on camera brutally assaulting a female fan on Saturday night.
Just as the performer, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, 28, was making his way to the stage a woman tried to attract his attention by waving her cellphone at him as he was passing by.
DaBaby did not react well to the attention grab and responded violently, punching the woman twice, squarely in the face.
DaBaby looked to have hit a woman in the face in video footage that was taken on Saturday night at the Whiskey North in Tampa, Florida
The rapper was making his way on to the stage and it appears as though the woman was trying to film him
The woman fell backwards and appeared to lose her footing as the rapper continued to walk on by at Whiskey North in Tampa for his ‘Up Close N Personal’ tour.
DaBaby later went on Instagram and asked for an alternate angle of the altercation along with the woman’s name
In the moments before the punch, the woman had been waving her phone at the rapper in order to get a photograph with the star.
But within an instant, DaBaby swung his right fist followed by his left, sending the woman backwards and into the arms of other fans who were standing behind her.
The crowd appeared to be so angry at what had happened that the show was cancelled before it had even begun and the rapper left without performing a single song.
Later, he took to Instagram to share a video of the incident and asked for fans to send him video of an alternate angle of the altercation. ‘I got $10,000 for whoever got a good angle of shawty hitting me in my eye with her phone,’ he said.
‘Who know shawty government name so my lawyer can get active?’ he asked.
DaBaby, who’s best known for his single Suge, has had a number of problems this year.
In January, he was arrested on a battery charge in Miami after arguing with a music promoter over payment for a performance.
DaBaby was arrested in January in Florida over an alleged assault
DaBaby had been in South Florida for a New Year’s Eve performance at a Miami Beach nightclub.
DaBaby approached the music promoter, who said he’d made an agreement with and the man told police he had given him $30,000 but when the rapper counted it, he claimed it was $10,000 short.
When the rapper demanded the money, an argument broke out and he punched a man who was with the music promoter.
The man who was assaulted told investigators that one of the men with DeBaby took his cellphone, a bank card and $80 in cash.
While he was being booked, it was noticed that a warrant was also out for his arrest in the state of Texas, also on a battery charge.
A week earlier, DaBaby Kirk was handcuffed and cited in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, on charges of marijuana possession and resisting an officer.
Police in that case said officers working outside the concert venue, Bojangles Arena, noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the van that brought him there.
Officers say they approached the vehicle and could see marijuana in plain view through the windows by using their flashlights.
Officers said they waited until after the concert and approached DaBaby as he was exiting the venue around 11pm, but he walked away and refused to speak to them.
They eventually detained him in handcuffs and searched his vehicle.
His problems have continued into 2020. Last month, a video showed DeBaby pushing a hotel worker into a chair.
DaBaby was seen walking into the hotel with his team before pushing the worker against a wall and speaking to him angrily.
The rapper explained the altercation as having occurred when a hotel worker asked if he could take a video of the star, to which he declined the request.
Jonathan Lyndale Kirk aka ‘DaBaby’ is pictured in LA last month. During that trip he is alleged to have assaulted a hotel worker, although they declined to press charges
Footage of DaBaby emerged last month of him appearing to assault a hotel worker in LA
Last May, another of the rapper’s fans was also viciously beaten by a security guard after appearing to ask the performer for a photograph.
Victim Donald Saladin, 22, who raps under the name Don Trag, was seen being savagely beaten outside Centro Nightclub in Lawrence, Massachusetts, by the rapper’s aide.
It was not clear at the time how the attack was triggered, but in footage that later emerged, it appeared to happen after Saladin had asked DaBaby for a picture.
DaBaby was nominated in 2019 for best rap performance and best rap song for ‘Suge.’
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