DaBaby’s battery charges were dropped after he complied with prosecutors’ requests.
The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was accused of assaulting a driver in Las Vegas in November 2020, but the misdemeanor battery charge was dismissed with prejudice, which means the case against him cannot be refiled.
According to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, the charges were dropped because DaBaby did everything prosecutors asked him to do to resolve the case, including staying out of trouble and paying the alleged victim $7,500.
The allegations, which surfaced months after the alleged incident, were previously labeled by the “Rockstar” hitmaker’s lawyers as a “attempted money grab.”
Drew Findling, his attorney, stated previously: “A completely false accusation that appears suspiciously in February in relation to an alleged November incident. Another attempt at extortion is in the air.”
The driver claimed he picked up DaBaby and some friends in his Mercedes Sprinter van in November, and after a few stops, the group lit a joint only to be told it wasn’t legal.
It was then claimed that the “Suge” rapper and his friends threatened the driver, and when they were told to pay at the Hard Rock Hotel, DaBaby punched him in the back of the head and said, “You ain’t the boss.”
According to law enforcement sources, one of the suspects allegedly stated, “You’re lucky you’re not in my city because I would have killed you cracker motherf*.”
As the group exited the van, one of them allegedly stated that they would have “left [the driver] dead on the road.”