Rapper DaBaby has been hit with felony battery charges for an alleged attack that happened at his music video shoot last year.
The musician, 30, has been charged by the LA County District Attorney’s Office for allegedly striking property owner, Gary Pagar, after he attempted to shut down his video shoot.
Legal trouble: Rapper DaBaby, 30, has been hit with felony battery charges for an alleged attack that happened at his music video shoot last year: Pictured in 2021
An associate of the rapper named Thankgod Awute – who prosecutors claim was DaBaby’s ‘cohort in crime’ – has also received felony robbery charges stemming from the event.
DaBaby – born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk – rented Pagar’s Los Angeles mansion for a week in order to shoot a music video.
In a lawsuit filed by the property owner last February, he alleged that the rapper and his management team agreed to keep the number of guests to 12 during his stay, as per their rental agreement.
Serious: The musician has been charged by the LA County District Attorney’s Office for beating up property owner, Gary Pagar, after he attempted to shut down his video shoot (An associate of DaBaby, pictured in yellow plaid shirt, was also involved)
Short fuse: Pay claims that after he attempted to enforce rules regarding the number of people allowed on the property, DaBaby punched him in the mouth, knocking out his tooth (DaBaby pictured in red, yellow and black shirt)
Pay claims that after he realized there were more than 12 people at the property, DaBaby’s team falsely assured him that they would not be staying for long.
However, when Pagar visited the property on December 2, I found that the rapper was shooting a video with ‘upwards of 40 people’ at the mansion, which violated the original lease agreement.
While trying to resolve the situation, Pagar was allegedly assaulted by a member of DaBaby’s crew, who pushed him to the ground, as seen in the video of the incident.
DaBaby – who’s been involved in countless physical altercations over the years – then allegedly punched Pagar in the mouth, knocking out his tooth.
The violent incident is one of many in the rapper’s history. Last weekend, he appeared to have swung his fist at a member of his own team.
One of many: The star has been involved in countless physical altercations over the years, and recently swung his fist at his own artist, Wisdom, during a backstage altercation
The incident, which saw him appearing to swing at Wisdom, his signed artist, happened backstage at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, where DaBaby was scheduled to perform for Spring Jam 2022.
Earlier this month, the rapper also shot someone in the leg, after alleging that they wandered onto his property, as per TMZ. No arrests were made at the time.
He’s also been embroiled in a bowling alley altercation with his ex-girlfriend DaniLeigh’s, 27, brother Brandon Bills earlier this year, with law enforcement sources saying they were investigating DaBaby for assault with a deadly weapon at the time.
Meanwhile a recent video of the rapper surfaced last weekend, showing him fatally shooting 19-year-old Jaylin Craig during a 2018 confrontation at a Walmart in North Carolina.
DaBaby was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after the shooting, but did not receive a murder charge as he claimed self-defense and reported that the victim had pulled a gun on him.
Rolling Stone published surveillance footage of the incident, sparking a debate in regards to self-defense.
Troubled: Earlier this month, the rapper also shot someone in the leg, after alleging that they wandered onto his property, as per TMZ. No arrests were made at the time; Pictured Feb 2022