DaBaby assaulted a female fan on Saturday night in a case of mistaken identity for the fan and too close for the artist’s taste.
The North Carolina artist was in Tampa at the Whiskey North for the “Up Close N Personal” Tour. He was slated to perform until a fan reached towards his face with a cell phone with the flashlight on.
DaBaby took offense and unleashing a powerful slap at a woman who he believed to be the offender. According to the victim, Tyronesha Laws, not only should she not have caught his wrath, she wasn’t the right person.
DaBaby took to social media to apologize and offer $10,000 for anyone with footage of the phone approaching his face.
“I do sincerely apologize, you know, I do. I’m very sorry that 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, its 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. It’s okay that’s what I sign up for, the risk I take when i’m coming to put on a show for my fans. It’s dangerous, you know i’m blind sighted but f*ck it i’m with it.”
“I just wish you would have gave me the same respect in return. You did not give me the same respect in return, baby.”
The attorney for Miss Laws told TMZ that his client was aware of the apology.
“Morgan & Morgan has been retained to represent the interests of Tyronesha Laws. Ms. Laws has received DaBaby’s Instagram message. We look forward to speaking with Mr. Kirk.”
The Trail Of Tears
DaBaby revealed he thought the person he slapped was a man and we know he will easily slap a guy. Recently, he was accused of beating up and robbing a man in Miami. The battery charges were dropped but he’s still being investigated for robbery. Allegedly, he took a cellphone, credit card and cash.
Last year, he made headlines when he beat a man up in the Southpark Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. The incident happened in a Louis Vuitton store and went viral quickly.
DaBaby is definitely a Hip-Hop favorite currently, however, as his assault situations pile up will his popularity be in danger?
Last week Friday, Kandi Burruss-Tucker’s East
Point restaurant, the Old Lady Gang, was shot up, resulting in three people injured
with gun-wounds. Now, police are now
offering a reward to find the shooter, but is the bag enough to make people
want to give up the deets?
Drama is always served on the menu at the Bravo reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Word as to whether or not, the drama will be on camera has not been revealed. What we do know, according to FOX 5, East Point Police investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta pay up to $2,000 for tips that can lead to an arrest and indictment of the suspect in the shooting.
There is a suspect description that has been released. Police mentioned that the “unidentified man” was wearing a jumpsuit and they believe that there was someone specific meant to catch that lead.
Kandi, her mom, aunts, husband and children are all safe, but this is not the attention the business-minded Burruss wants for the franchise. Hopefully, they catch the shooter… but for $2,000 who is gonna
DaBaby confirms that he has another baby on the way with another woman. MeMe, DaBaby’s baby’s mother, has text messages plastered on the Internet of him getting caught and that he has another baby with another woman. With the text message, he was wanting to meet up by she didn’t “feel good.”
DaBaby has responded with all of the madness with an eight-minute clip of his apology and that his focus and protection of his only daughter.
“When my new-coming blessing was conceived, me and shawty was not together, shawty was not with me, living with me, was not fucking with me in any way, shape, or form,” he said, claiming that he and MeMe weren’t in a relationship when his new child was conceived. MeMe later seemingly responded by saying “a ‘man’ would never try to disable a woman.”
Cookie Hull, a former friend of comedian and day time talk show host, Loni Love, has told sources that Loni is allegedly behind singer Tamar Braxton getting fired from The Real. Hull allegedly told sources that Loni suggested to producers that Tamar be removed because her presence on the show wasn’t necessary. Considering the fact that the ratings did not drop when Tamar took time away from the show for her appearance on Dancing With The Stars.
After being fired from The Real in 2016, Tamar Braxton has not kept her suspicions of Loni being behind her getting fired, a secret. She posted messages to her social media, backing up her beliefs. “So I just found out Lonnie Love was writing a letter to get you kicked off the show. She wrote the network,” the first message stated. “Yeah, I got confirmation right now. Person who wrote and worked for her is spilling all the tea.”
Tamar posted the iMessage conversation with the caption, “When the guilt settles. Lonnie cut the BS!!! Thanks, @Wendy my sister, for having me!!! U may not have an Emmy YET, but the girls are watching …anyway, back to my transformation!!”
Hull also allegedly said that Loni told producers that if Tamar got hurt on Dancing With The Stars, the singer would then be a liability. “I know she didn’t specifically get her fired, but she was influencing things,” Hull stated.
Hip-Hop was shocked to see an album announcement from Jay Electronica last week. Titled A Written Testimony, the body of work is set to release on March 18. In the announcement tweets, Jay Elect wrote “…my debut album featuring Hov man this is highway robbery.” But could it be more JAY-Z than we expect?
Onsmash has caught wind of details to the album, stating that Hov will be on multiple tracks for the album, over seven is a safe measure. The report states the album is not being dubbed a joint album because Hov is not on every track.
The album is set to drop next month, but in the meantime, we have to look out for more details.
The Millennium Tour 2020 kicks-off in less than three weeks. The 2000s influenced tour started last year and was headlined by B2K. This year Omarion is teaming up with his Face-Off brother, Bow Wow.
The two artists stopped by Rap Radar podcast to chop it up with B Dot and Elliot Wilson. Throughout the many conversations, O and Bow recount the inspiration for their 2007 joint album and why the album was surprisingly absent of a Jermaine Dupri production. Omarion recalls the story very well.
“I’m thinking to myself… We are going to have Jermaine do this half and then we are going to work with these other producers,” said the “Touch” crooner. This plan was completely scratched very quickly.
“The first day in Atlanta, Bow fires Jermaine.”
Therefore, there was not one JD production on Face Off. Instead, they worked with a number of producers and writers. The album went on to gold certification. Who knows what would have happened with JD’s imput.
Elliot then jokes that JD and Bow Wow should develop a mini-series around their relationship. JD is known for developing a number of highly successful artists throughout his career including Bow Wow.
At the time there were very few rappers and R&B artists teaming up for entire projects. The most notable at the time was Jay-Z and R.Kelly’s Best of Both World, which they recall as inspiration for Face Off. On the album’s tour, Bow Wow and Omarion began their show performing “Best of Both Worlds.” One night they noticed Jay-Z in the tunnel of Madison Square Garden. By the end of the song, Jigga had left the building. Catch the full interview exclusively on Tidal.
Many people have applauded Snoop Dogg for his comments on Instagram, condemning Gayle King for a clip of her interview with Lisa Leslie on CBS regarding the late Kobe Bryant. In this interview, King spoke with Leslie about her friendship with Bryant and later broached a subject that many have stirred away from altogether: His sexual assault case of 2003.
As the two spoke Leslie answered with care and affection about her friend. She further said that she didn’t believe the allegations were true, never saw that in her friend and that the media should back off and let the family grieve.
The “Gin and Juice” rapper took to his social media and blasted King for asking the question, suggesting in very strong language that she was out of order by talking about him so soon after his death. He also went on to say that she and her best friend Oprah only want to tear Black men down. While he used a myriad of curse words, one cut deep.
Snoop Dogg said, “What do you gain from that? I swear to God, we the worst. We the f—— worst. We expect more from you, Gayle. Why y’all attacking us? We your people! You ain’t come after f—— Harvey Weinstein, asking them dumb-a– questions. I get sick of y’all.”
Them he called King a “funky dog-head b—-” and told her to “back off, b—-, before we come get you.”
While rappers like Boosie BadAzz, 50 Cent, and DNA came at her, so did ballers like Reggie Bush and Matt Barnes, supermodel Naomi Campbell and even imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby came out in support, there have been people who thought it not robbery to stand up strongly to stop what appears to be cyberbullying.
One of those persons is tough as nails, Susan Rice, National Security Advisor.
She said, “This is despicable. Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive. Snoop, back the **** off. You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won’t be pretty.”
The messy run-in occurred in WeHo’s swanky Maxfield’s boutique, where the Philly rap hero and his former Queens queen were apparently shopping. Minaj, who was with her ex-con hubby Kenneth Petty, The arguing would’ve gotten physical if it wasn’t for Meek security and store employees. Name calling was the height of the beef, but Nicki made sure to add that Meek still wants her.
Earlier it was reported that Kodak Black believes that his life is in jeopardy while he is serving time. Well, if no one is taking him seriously, his mother is. So much so, his mom has enlisted the support and help of civil rights attorney Ben Crump to work his case and get him out.
Earlier in the week, Kodak Black (whose real name is Bill Kapri) shared that he believed that the correction officers and inmates at the facility he has been sentenced to are treating him poorly and threatening his life. His momma, Marcelene Simmons, is not having any of that and according to News 7 Miami, enlisted to high profile attorney to make sure nothing is happening to her baby.
“I want to make sure my son is OK,” said Simmons. “I want to make sure they don’t kill my son. If they kill my son, if my son dies, I’m going to kill myself too. My son, after God, my son is life to me. My son is everything for me.”
As a reminder, this is why she is concerned. Her son took to social media and got his entire Tekashi 69 on tattling on everyone in the prison wronging him.
“Lieutenant F. Arroyo has been very vindictive towards me and I have a strong feeling it has something to do with me being set up, laced, bruised and brutally beaten two weeks before my court date. There is a big conspiracy going on in this building on Me. Santiago Torres is using her position wrongfully in Miami FDC and is abusing her authority. She has been writing falsified incident reports on me, to take phone privileges that I get once a week while in solitary. Also, doing anything to take my gain time so that I come home literally when I am supposed to. One morning, she pulled me out my cell to tell me she is going to “Take my pretty little girlfriend off my visitation list’. For no other reason but to add insult to my distress. Not being able to see my significant other while locked away in this hell hole. Also, I was denied visit with my mother on December 23, two days before Christmas. Not only does my incoming mail take an average of a month To get to me but they are messing with my outgoing mail as well. My family hasn’t received any of my letters for the holidays. Which is borderline cruel and unethical, but as if all this is not enough, on December 31 New Year’s Eve to be exact, I was handed an empty tray for breakfast. I brought it to their attention, but nothing was done for me. Since the camera shows them entering a tray through my flap, but meanwhile there is nothing in my tray when i. opened it. They are strategically killing me slowly in here. I have been humiliated over and over again. I am highly disappointed in the way they have treated not only me, but all the other inmates in this facility. With their self serving agenda they will always side with their fellow officers whether right or wrong.”
The second questions how fragile he is in prison (because it is prison) but was so defiant to authorities, the press and #MeToo advocates when the allegations about him raping an adult-aged high school student in South Carolina in 2016 popped up and he was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Or when he called light-skinned Black women “easier to break down” and dark-skinned Black women “too gutter.” Or when he threaten to punch a pregnant Yung Miami in the stomach. Or when he made reckless comments about Lauren London days after Nipsey Hussle died. Or when he talked about singer Tiny from Xscape’s looks. Or trolling The Game, disrespecting Tupac and Biggie, telling Michael Rapaport to SABD, and even acting super suspect by hitting on lesbian rapper Young M.A.
By no means do any of his past actions justify ill-treatment while he is in the prison, but it also shows that he is no… angel and there might be more to the story than is being released in an Instagram post.
However, if his rights are being violated, Crump would seem to be the man to tap. He has a reputation of being no-nonsense and working hard to protect the rights of any Black person unjustly being harassed.
“We know something happened in that prison,” Crump said to the press.
As his regular attorney Devon M. Jacob revealed that he has had difficulty meeting ith his client because they have moved him from place to place, Crump offers the team’s belief on why this is happening, further making the case that his rights have been violated.
“We believe they intentionally moved him, so he couldn’t meet with his attorneys,” said Crump.
Just to be sure that he is “ok,” asserting not that he should be treated with special treatment, the legal team and his mother want to do a welfare check.
“She wants to make sure that while he’s in their custody, that he doesn’t end up dead,” said Crump, “so she is very concerned as well as all of her family that these allegations are to be taken seriously.”
“These allegations are to be taken seriously, so we’re here trying to get to the truth of what happened to Kodak Black,” said Crump. “His mother is demanding the truth.”
Kodak Black is currently serving a sentence to almost four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges.