Emerging rapper DaBaby has found himself in a bit of hot water, stemming from an altercation that took place outside of a club in Massachusetts.
As reported by TMZ, a man claiming to have been beaten up by the 27-year-old rapper's entourage is moving forward with a lawsuit.
According to reports, fellow rapper Don Trag (born Donald Saladin) says he was allegedly attacked by associates of DaBaby last month after he opened for the "Carpet Burn" rapper at the Centro Nightclub in Lawrence, Mass.
Saladin claims that he approached DaBaby for a picture but his request was denied, leading the situation to escalate into an alleged physical altercation. Per Saladin's account, DaBaby's security then physically assaulted him, with snippets of the violent incident being captured on camera.
According to TMZ, Saladin has officially filed court documents that note he suffered injuries to his head, eyes, neck and spine. He slipped into a coma due to the nature of the injuries, which he estimates will end up costing him around $100,000 in total.
Per the lawsuit, Saladin claims that the incident never would have escalated in the manner it did if DaBaby had an adequately trained security team.
Saladin feels as though DaBaby's security overreacted to the situation, as well as claims that the rapper should be held responsible because he allegedly watched the attack take place. He is seeking an unspecified amount in damages from DaBaby to aid in financing his medical bills while he recovers from the injuries he suffered.
In related news, NTS Entertainment is reportedly seeking reimbursement for the money DaBaby pocketed the same night of the incident. Due to paramedics being called to the scene, DaBaby left the premises without fulfilling his contractual obligation to perform. Lemire claims he paid DaBaby $22,000 for the performance. At the time, DaBaby claimed that he felt his safety was in jeopardy, defending his decision to leave the venue as justified.