DaBaby apologized to a woman he can be seen slapping in a viral video after implying he might be pressing charges against her.
In the video, DaBaby is walking through a crowd at an afterparty event when a fan, who is videotaping him with her phone’s flash on, appears to touch his face with her phone. DaBaby is then captured on camera turning around and slapping the woman.
A few hours later, DaBaby tried to find the woman via his Instagram Story.
“I got $10K for whoever got a good angle of shawty hitting me in my eye with her phone,” the rapper said. The original video was shot from above, making it difficult to see the woman’s face.
He then wrote, “Who know shawty government name so my lawyer can get active?”
This isn’t the first time DaBaby has gotten into trouble over similar actions. A battery charge against the rapper was dismissed just a few days ago after the victim of the alleged assault was uncooperative.
In another post on his Instagram Story, DaBaby shines a phone’s flashlight directly on the camera and then hits it with said phone in a bid to put his followers in his shoes.
“I do sincerely apologize, I do,” he then says. “I am very sorry that that was a female on the other end of that flashlight on the phone, but you know, keep in mind, I couldn’t see ’cause you got the flash this close to me. Which is OK, it’s no problem, a lot of people did. They didn’t put it as close as you put it, but a lot of people had a flash on me and that’s OK.”
DaBaby continues his lament by then saying he understands the risks that come with going in public and putting on shows. “That’s what I signed up for, that’s the risk I take when coming on, putting on a show for my fans.”
“How many people know how to zoom in instead of popping me (in) my mother fucking eye on their phone,” he continues, then saying he would have responded the same way whether the person was a man or a woman.
He ended his Instagram Story, saying, “I apologize that it went the way it went, but I just wish you could have respected me the way I would have respected you, and I still got love for you.”