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No stranger to controversy, North Carolina rapper Dababy and his entourage recently physically assaulted the brother of his former girlfriend at a California bowling alley, according to a viral video.
Slipping and sliding between lanes, Dababy and his crew continuously beats the brother of DaniLeigh, a woman who shares a child with Dababy.
“I pray this stops now!!! [Because] this is my family! And I got a daughter to raise,” DaniLeigh posted from a since deleted Instagram account, according to Complex.
Dababy stays in controversy
Despite marketing himself as someone who fights his own battles, the video shows Dababy and at least four other men joining in the lopsided fight.
Brandon Bills, DaniLeigh’s brother, reacted to the beating on Instagram, calling out the “Blame it on Baby” rapper’s actions.
“I spoke to you like a man, my n***a,” Bills said. “I say, yo, come let’s talk one-on-one like some men. Me and you on the side on some real n***a shit.”
A video from another angle shows the moment Dababy threw the first punch at Bills.
Some on social media have pointed to DaniLeigh and her brother’s use of the n-word as a long-standing issue. Meanwhile, rapper Meek Mill came to Dababy’s defense.
“On site means onsite. It’s basically a threat,” Mill commented on one of Dababy’s post, referring to comments Brandon Bills allegedly made before the encounter.
Yet, Dababy seems to enjoy controversy, as he finds himself embroiled in it on a seasonal basis.
Previously, he faced backlash from some fans after he kicked out the mother of his child, DaniLeigh, from their home on an early Sunday morning in November. Dababy, who is notorious for not talking to police whenever he’s under investigation, called the cops to report domestic abuse.
Eventually, DaniLeigh received multiple assault charges, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.
Before that high-profile dispute, Dababy faced widespread backlash and calls for cancelation after he made homophobic comments during a Rolling Loud concert last summer. Following the threat to his career, he met with LGBTQ groups and apologized. Then he deleted his apology.
Ultimately, the latest decision to jump the brother of his baby’s mother indicates he has no plans to simmer down his “Rockstar” mentality. It remains to be seen whether he will continue to enjoy the support he receives or whether fans will demand better from the North Carolina rapper.
According to unverified reports from TMZ, the LAPD may be investigating the incident.