UPDATED 1/3, 10:30 a.m. ET: Per TMZ, DaBaby was reportedly involved in a disagreement with a show promoter that resulted in the Grammy nominee taking $80 and a credit card, as well as an iPhone, and also dumping apple juice on the promoter. DaBaby reportedly said he received only $20,000 from the promoter, though their agreement was for $30,000. A person described as a "second victim" is said to have been punched during the disagreement. A subsequent report from TMZ states that a police report showed that DaBaby had a warrant out of Dallas in connection with a December 2019 airport incident.
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DaBaby may have found himself in more legal trouble.
On Thursday afternoon, DJ Akademiks posted a video that shows the Charlotte rapper in handcuffs and being taken away by Miami law enforcement.
"They arrestin' DaBaby. Crazy," the man behind the camera is heard saying as additional police cars roll up. "... All that for DaBaby."
Another shot of the incident has also surfaced online.
The Miami Police Department has confirmed DaBaby was detained and taken in for questioning in regards to robbery-related incident. Authorities did not share details about the case or DaBaby's alleged involvement, but confirmed that the rapper had not been arrested.
WPLG's Ian Margol later reported that DaBaby had been arrested and is being held on a $1,500 bond. He's reportedly being charged with battery.
BREAKING UPDATE: Jonathan Kirk, AKA #DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) has officially been arrested by @MiamiPD on a battery charge. He’s being held in the Miami Dade jail with a $1,500 bond. @WPLGLocal10 https://t.co/hGRCCzSQJz pic.twitter.com/5Jym63L1q8— Ian Margol (@IanMargolWPLG) January 3, 2020
Stay tuned as more information becomes available.
DaBaby was in Miami this week for a New Year's Eve performance at Story Nightclub. The event drew a star-studded crowd that included Fat Joe, Meek Mill, and Winnie Harlow.
This incident occurred less than two weeks after DaBaby—legal name Jonathan Kirk—was detained in North Carolina and given citations for misdemeanor marijuana possession, resisting an officer, and obstructing or delaying an arrest. The Grammy-nominated artist said the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department unlawfully searched his car and arrested him; he also accused the police of targeting him every time he performed at Charlotte's Bojangles Coliseum, where he had performed prior to being detained.
DaBaby shared the following footage of the CMPD officers inspecting his car while he was inside the venue performing.
"The CMPD has launched an Internal Affairs investigation to determine if Officers followed department policies and directives during the incident," a press release said.