DaBaby is now facing a lawsuit after an incident at a recent Tampa concert, during which he appeared to slap a woman in the crowd. In the video that surfaced online, DaBaby can be seen making his way through the crowd. He then slaps a woman after she held her phone close to his face with the flashlight on. Though he has since apologized for the incident, and also claimed the woman hit him, he is now being sued by her.
TMZ reports that Tyronesha Laws filed the lawsuit this week, claiming that the rapper "suddenly and without warning" attacked her. Laws claimed that she was in the crowd waiting for the show to begin when DaBaby walked through fans to the stage "without incident" until he got to her. She has said he expressed no remorse for the incident, highlighting how he later filmed a comedy sketch making light of it all.
"Our goal is to deter similar conduct in the future and send a message that this type of behavior is not tolerated in America," her attorneys Matt Morgan and Chelsea Cromer said. Laws previously said that it wasn't her who put a phone in the rapper's face, and instead was standing next to the person who did. DaBaby's lawyer Drew Findling has denied that he slapped Laws, claiming he hit someone else instead. She is suing for battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and other damages.
"I do sincerely apologize. I do," DaBaby said in an apology on his Instagram Story last week. "I’m very sorry that there was a female on the other end of that flashlight on that phone. But you know, keep in mind, I couldn’t see you because you got the flash this close to me. Which is okay, it’s no problem. A lot of people did — they didn’t put it as close as you put it — but a lot of people had flash on me, and that’s okay. ... But out of all them fans—how many people know how to zoom in? Just zoom in instead of popping me in the motherfucking eye with the phone."