When was DaBaby arrested and why?

RAPPER DaBaby was arrested in January for attacking a music promoter over a performance payment.

The promoter was expected to pay the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, $30,000 for a nightclub performance, but the pair brawled after the promoter came up short, according to cops.

Here's more on the incident.

Who is DaBaby?

DaBaby is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from North Carolina.

He released two albums in 2019 and snagged two Grammy nominations for his hit "Suge."

He won the best new hip hop artist award at the BET Hip Hop Awards in October.

The 28-year-old is father to two children.

What happened?

An unnamed music promoter reportedly agreed to pay DaBaby $30,000 for a performance at a nightclub in Pembroke Pines, Florida, according to a Miami Police Department arrest report.

The promoter and a colleague allegedly only paid the rapper $20,000 when they met at the Novotel Brickell, a Miami hotel.

When Kirk complained about the missing $10,000, the pair got into an argument.

Why was he arrested?

Kirk and several others in his posse reportedly attacked the promoter and his colleague.

Kirk was the first to punch the promoter in the face, and several others in his group followed suit, knocking the man to the ground and beating him, according to authorities.

One of the men stole the promoter's iPhone 7 as well as his credit card and $80.

They doused him in apple juice before fleeing the scene in a Black SUV.

Police took the rapper into custody upon his return to the hotel.

What did DaBaby say about the incident?

The rapper defended himself on Twitter about the incident, saying that police wanted to "make a bad example out of me."

"When in reality," he continued, "i'm the most positive example the city of Charlotte got. Especially for anybody in the streets of Charlotte and the KIDS."

Kirk was not charged over the robbery but was booked on battery charges after authorities learned of an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Texas, according to The Miami Herald.

DaBaby was handcuffed in his hometown of Charlotte on charges of marijuana possession and resisting an officer a week before the fight with the promoter.

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