DaBaby Sues Florida Concert Promoter Who Accused Him Of Battery, Rapper Continues To Deny Allegations 

DaBaby Sues Florida Concert Promoter Who Accused Him Of Battery, Rapper Continues To Deny Allegations 

DaBaby and his legal team are working hard to get his civil lawsuit for battery dismissed. 

According to RadarOnline, DaBaby was accused of putting his paws on Florida concert promoter, Kenneth Carey, back in 2020. The promoter, who said he booked the rapper to appear at an event, filed a civil suit in February of that year over the alleged battery assault. 

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Kenneth Carey claims the 30-year-old rapper agreed to host a party for $20,000. DaBaby, born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, and his team arrived on time and was provided with a rental vehicle, which was allegedly returned to Carey with damages. The North Carolina native and his team were reportedly charged $10,000 in repair fees.

The lawsuit also states that the day the promoter went to compensate DaBaby for his appearance, the rapper’s team demanded an additional $10,000 to cover the cost of the damages that they had to pay. Carey claims that the rapper pressured him into agreeing to hand over the extra money because he signed on to host the event for a discounted fee. 

However, when the promoter backed out of paying the money, that’s when things took a turn for the worst. The “Rockstar” artist and his team allegedly assaulted Carey and the incident was partially caught on camera. In the footage, DaBaby and his team are spotted pulling down Carey’s pants while beating him up and pouring apple juice on him. Carey claims that on top of the rapper never showing up to the scheduled event, his phone, money, and credit cards were stolen. 

Carey sued DaBaby for breach of contract, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He seeks in excess of $6 million in damages.


Following the alleged incident, DaBaby was arrested and charged with battery, however, he’s always denied the promoter’s claims.

 In a statement, DaBaby admitted to hitting another third party that was present “once,” with “an open hand,” but has denied Carey was entitled to damages.

He also admitted to signing a deal to show up at the party but said he withdrew the deal “for cause.” In his defense, DaBaby claimed that Carey and an accomplice tried to trick him on his payment. According to the entertainer, the $20,000 was gifted by a man named Antonio, who said the fee was for an entirely different date.

DaBaby has since filed a countersuit against Carey, accusing him of using his photo and name to promote their events without his permission. He said the defendants were “explicitly admonished by” his agents not to use his identity to promote his events. He is suing for unspecified damages.


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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill