Rapper DaBaby has faced backlash for slapping a woman while on his way to take the stage at an aftershow following his performance in Tampa, Fla on Saturday night.
DaBaby slapped her after it appeared that she was trying to hit him in his face with her phone to apparently take a close up photo/video of him.
A different angle shows the woman's phone hit DaBaby in the face. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/cwvMxGYkNH
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He was booed off stage and left the event without performing. He shortly took to Instagram to ask fans to supply him alternate angle of the altercation. “I got $10,000 for whoever got a good angle of shawty hitting me in my eye with her phone,” he said. “Who know shawty government name so my lawyer can get active?”
This morning, DaBaby again took to his Instagram to offer an apology for the incident while defending his instant reaction. “I do sincerely apologize, I do. I’m very sorry that there was a female on the other end of that flashlight on their phone. But you know, keep in mind, I couldn’t see you because you got the flash this close to me..”
According to TMZ, the woman told law enforcement that she not the actual person who hit the rapper with her phone but the person who stood next to her.