DaBaby has been hit with a felony battery charge by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stemming from an alleged attack that happened during a music video shoot last December.
According to a report on TMZ, published on Saturday (April 30), the Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment honcho was charged with felony battery for allegedly punching the property owner of a home he was renting in Runyon Canyon, Calif.
The alleged victim, Gary Pagar, is suing DaBaby, claiming he punched him in the mouth and knocked a tooth out back in December. The man alleges that this happened because he attempted to stop the North Carolina rapper from shooting a music video on his rental property because he exceeded the guest limit of 12 people, which violated the terms of the lease and COVID-19 restrictions.
Pagar claims in his suit that the “Rockstar” artist had repeatedly violated the agreement during his week-long stay, so he decided to check the property out on Dec. 2. When he arrived, Pager claims that Baby had 40 people at the home with an entire film crew.
When Pagar attempted to shut down the video shoot, he claims he was shoved to the ground by an unknown man, which was caught on video.
The unknown man could be Thankgod Awute who prosecutors claim was DaBaby’s partner-in-crime, according to TMZ. He was hit with a felony robbery charge.
Pager then claims that DaBaby got out of a car, chased him back into the home, and advised him against calling the police. Pagar claims that this was when he was attacked and left with a bloodied mouth and missing tooth. Eventually, someone at the scene did call the police and DaBaby and his crew allegedly left, allegedly taking Pagar’s phone and “valuable kitchenware” with them.
Pagar also claims in his suit that DaBaby fled without paying the full amount of the bill and allegedly left thousands of dollars worth of damage, including a destroyed security camera that was installed inside the home.
DaBaby is facing several legal cases, including one from DaniLeigh’s brother, Brandon Bills, who is suing him for an altercation that happened at a bowling alley earlier this year.
XXL has reached out to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office and DaBaby’s reps for comment.
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