DaBaby Turns To Faith After Battery Case Dropped Without Prejudice: 'God Is Great'
DaBaby took to social media to spread a little positivity after he was handed a victory in court.
“Be sliding in silence thinking back on how far I done came,” the 29-year-old shared via Instagram Story on Tuesday, December 7. “Seen It. Said It. Done It,” he continued, before praising the Almighty: “GOD IS GREAT.”
The words of wisdom came shortly after OK! learned the controversial rapper’s battery case in Nevada had been dismissed with prejudice — meaning it can’t be brought to court again.
The charges stemmed from a November 2020 incident where a Las Vegas driver claimed the 29-year-old rapper allegedly struck him. Along with the dismissal of charges, DaBaby (real name Jonathan Kirk) was ordered to pony up $7,500 in restitution to his accuser.
“Mr. Kirk denied the allegations and came to court prepared to fight the case at trial," DaBaby’s lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said in a statement. "In court, the case was dismissed with prejudice.”
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The legal victory comes after several organizations alleged the “BOP” crooner has not held up his end of the bargain after taking the heat for his homophobic rant at the Rolling Loud music festival earlier this year.
OK! previously reported the Ohio native launched into an anti-gay diatribe on July 25 in Miami. "If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two to three weeks," he shouted out to the crowd, "then put your cellphone lighter up."
Facing loss of sponsorship deals and increasing backlash, DaBaby met with HIV organizations to make things right — but it appears the meetings were only for show, as they're now claiming they haven’t heard from DaBaby since their sit-down in August.
“Since then, we have not received any outreach, partnership, or funding from DaBaby,” Pavni Guharoy of the Black AIDS Institute spilled, with Ian L. Haddock of The Normal Anomaly Initiative added: “Though we felt the conversation was extremely powerful a couple months ago, we haven’t heard anything back as an organization since our conversation.”