DaBaby Beats $6 Million Battery Lawsuit

A jury found him not liable for battery, breach of contract and defamation regarding a 2020 incident in Florida

BY Kaelen BellPublished Dec 21, 2022

A jury has found in favour of DaBaby following a five-day trial regarding a $6 million federal lawsuit that accused the rapper of battery, breach of contract and defamation. 

As reported by Pitchfork, plaintiffs Kenneth Carey and Steve Anyadike were found to be liable for invasion of privacy and unauthorized use of name or likeness in DaBaby's countersuit.

In 2020, DaBaby was arrested in Miami and questioned by police about an alleged robbery, after which he was found to have an outstanding warrant in Texas. He spent the night at Miami's Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and was released the next day. A month later, however, Carey, a concert promoter, filed a lawsuit claiming DaBaby breached his contract to perform, and, along with his associates, beat and robbed him.

This is not the beginning nor the end of the rapper's legal battles — the same month that he was sued by Carey, the rapper was sued for battery in Tampa, FL, by a woman who claimed that he struck her, injuring her head and face. The following June, DaBaby was arrested in Beverly Hills and charged with possession of a loaded and concealed firearm. In April 2022, he was charged with felony battery after allegedly hitting the owner of a property he'd rented to shoot a music video in December of 2020. Both DaBaby and Roddy Ricch were sued earlier this month by Florida producer JuJu Beatz, who says the duo ripped off his song "Selena" for their 2020 hit "Rockstar."

This legal saga has all happened in tandem with DaBaby's homophobic rants, half-apologies for said rants and associations with Kanye West and accused rapist Marilyn Manson

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