DaBaby Sued Over Alleged Assault

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Rapper DaBaby is being sued by a man he allegedly assaulted inside a Los Angeles area hotel last December.

Cristofher Pocasangre is accusing the 28-year-old, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, of assault, battery and infliction of emotional distress. DaBaby’s management company is also named as a defendant.

In the lawsuit, reported by TMZ on Monday, Pocasangre said he asked DaBaby for a photo but was turned down. He went ahead snapped a selfie with the rapper in the background. DaBaby allegedly asked Pocasangre to delete the pic, which he claims he did.

Pocasangre accuses DaBaby of then following him into a Marriott hotel and assaulting him. The altercation was captured by security cameras. 

In January, DaBaby went on Instagram to claim he acted in self-defence because Pocasangre was shooting video of him with his young daughter, even after being asked to stop.

Only days after the confrontation, DaBaby was detained by police in Charlotte, North Carolina for possession of marijuana. Then, in early January, he was arrested in Miami during an investigation into a robbery when it was discovered he had a fugitive arrest warrant for allegedly “engaging in organized criminal activity” in Dallas, Texas.

DaBaby was convicted in June 2019 of carrying a concealed weapon after being arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in Walmart in Huntersville, North Carolina.

In March, DaBaby publicly apologized for smacking a fan at one of his concerts because she held her phone up to him with its light on.

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