DaBaby has shared a clip of a rental property owner using racial slurs and profanity aimed at him and his associates in the wake of a December 2, 2020 incident in which the rapper and a pal named Thankgod Chimmeka Awute allegedly battered the man.
The Grammy-nominated rapper has been charged with felony battery in connection with the incident by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
In a clip posted on TikTok and TMZ, the rental property owner (identified as ‘Gary Prager’ in text posted by the rapper) is seen walking out of a Los Angeles-area mansion shouting at the rapper and his friends, purportedly using the N-word and calling them ‘f***ing a**holes’ and ‘scumbags.’
A voice is heard sarcastically telling Pagar, 64 at the time of the incident, ‘Say how you feel,’ Pagar responds, ‘I’m telling you how I feel.’
Shocking: DaBaby has shared a clip of a rental property owner using racial slurs aimed at him in the wake of a December 2020 incident in which the rapper allegedly battered the man
The latest: DaBaby (pictured in 2021) has been charged with felony battery in connection with the incident by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
The Charlotte, North Carolina native, 30, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, captioned the post: ‘On today’s episode of ‘Let’s Make DaBaby look like a bad person,” we have Gary Prager a PROUD white supremacist lying to TMZ & LAPD. Not knowing that he’s caught on camera.
‘These are the type of people y’all validate & let assassinate DaBaby’s character. Not to mention he spat in DaBaby’s face.’
Authorities said in the warrant that both DaBaby and Thankgod – who is also charged with felony theft using force – ‘willfully and unlawfully’ used ‘force and violence’ against Pagar while on the set of a music video they were unauthorizedly filming at a Los Angeles mansion Pagar rented to them.
Pagar previously filed a civil lawsuit in February of 2021 in connection with the incident against the rapper and his manager Kinsza Virgil, according to TMZ.
DaBaby wrote: ‘On today’s episode of ‘Let’s Make DaBaby look like a bad person,” we have Gary Prager a PROUD white supremacist lying to TMZ & LAPD. Not knowing that he’s caught on camera’
The rapper added: ‘These are the type of people y’all validate & let assassinate DaBaby’s character’
Accusations: The rapper claimed that the rental owner spat in his face
Pagar said in court documents that the attack came after he attempted to enforce previously agreed-upon rental rules that limited occupancy to nine people in adhering to COVID-19 protocols in place at the time. He said after DaBaby’s associates lied to him in saying that the guests would soon disperse.
‘They signed the lease, and personally assured Mr. Pagar they’d adhere to it; they promised there’d be no crowds, no parties, and no filming. Those were bald-faced lies,’ Pagar said in court docs, according to Rolling Stone.
Pagar said that he was led to believe DaBaby was renting the property for a vacation, and eventually went to the property to confront the rapper, who had more than 40 people on the premises, including a film crew, as he was shooting a music video.
‘When Mr. Pagar asked them to stop, they beat and battered him, stole his phone by force so he couldn’t call the police, and threatened him,’ Pagar said in court docs. ‘Then they vandalized his house and left, after stealing various valuable items. Defendants’ behavior was utterly despicable.’
Serious: The musician has been charged by the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office for beating up property owner, Gary Pagar, after he attempted to shut down his video shoot (An associate of DaBaby, pictured in yellow plaid shirt, was also involved)
Pagar told the court that he was initially attacked by Thankgod and then DaBaby, who exited the vehicle he was in to ‘taunt, threaten and punch’ him, knocking one of his teeth in the attack.
Pagar told Rolling Stone last week: ‘There are people who believe that the rules don’t apply to them. Whatever the rules are, whether it’s the law, that they can do what they want with impunity, and there are no consequences. That’s who [DaBaby] was.’
Pagar said that he seeks to have DaBaby ‘pay for his behavior, and hopefully teach him a lesson that the rules actually do apply to him.’
A preliminary hearing in the criminal case is scheduled to be held June 1 at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, according to the Los Angeles County Court database.
A hearing to determine damages in the incident is slated for June 21.
Short fuse: Pagar claims that after he attempted to enforce rules regarding the number of people allowed on the property, DaBaby punched him in the mouth, knocking out his tooth (DaBaby pictured in red, yellow and black shirt)
The violent incident is one of many in the rapper’s history.
Last weekend, he appeared to have swung his fist at a member of his own team. The incident, which saw him appearing to swing at Wisdom, his signed artist, happened backstage at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, where DaBaby was scheduled to perform for Spring Jam 2022.
Earlier this month, the rapper also shot someone in the leg, after alleging that they wandered onto his property, as per TMZ. No arrests were made at the time.
He’s also been embroiled in a bowling alley altercation with his ex-girlfriend DaniLeigh’s brother Brandon Bills earlier this year, with law enforcement sources saying they were investigating DaBaby for assault with a deadly weapon at the time.
Meanwhile a recent video of the rapper surfaced last weekend, showing him fatally shooting 19-year-old Jaylin Craig during a 2018 confrontation at a Walmart in North Carolina.
DaBaby was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after the shooting, but did not receive a murder charge as he claimed self-defense and reported that the victim had pulled a gun on him.
Rolling Stone published surveillance footage of the incident, sparking a debate in regards to self-defense.
One of many: The star has been involved in countless physical altercations over the years, and recently swung his fist at his own artist, Wisdom, during a backstage altercation
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