DaBaby faced backlash on Saturday, March 8, for slapping a woman, now identified as Tyronesha Law, while on his way to perform at Tampa, Fla. The rapper took to Instagram the following day to offer an apology.
“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..”
The woman in question has now issued a statement saying she doesn’t believe his apology is sincere after seeing him make light of the incident in a skit with comedian Michael Blackson.
“He still makes a joke about it,” she said. “Like yesterday, he uploaded something on his page in a clothing store making a joke about it. So, I don’t feel like he was sincere with the apology.”
Laws said the pain from DaBaby’s slap eventually led to her visiting a hospital, where she was diagnosed with a contusion.
“I was embarrassed,” she note. “I got people calling me, writing me on Instagram through fake pages. People seeing me at my job, like saying, ‘Oh you’re the girl that got slapped.’ It’s embarrassing. My daughter waking up in the middle of the night crying overhearing me on the phone with my lawyer talking about the situation. It’s hateful.”
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