While spending the day in Beverly Hills today (Jan. 7), DaBaby was captured on video interacting with the police. It didn’t seem to be a pleasant one.
Although it was unclear why the stopped occurred initially, the video shows the Grammy-nominated rapper handcuffed and detained by authorities. Per a local CBS affiliate, the Beverly Hills Police Department was responding to a call made at about 4:37 p.m. in regard to a group of men, one of whom allegedly had a firearm in his waistband.
BVPD says that they made contact with the group in question as they loaded up in a vehicle to leave. In footage of the incident, officers are seen surrounding DaBaby’s vehicle just outside of the Moncler storefront, which is when officers say they discovered a 9 mm firearm in the vehicle.
Although he was not alone, DaBaby was the only one arrested.
This is one of the first run-ins with the law in quite some time for the Charlotte rapper. In the past, he faced legal issues for incidents involving a promoter, punching a concert-goer without knowledge of who they were, and an incident with a hotel employee.
Prior to the arrest, DaBaby was posting riding around Los Angeles and posted taking COVID-19 test from his car on his IG story. He recently linked with Lil Wayne and Diddy in Miami days prior before heading to Los Angeles, CA. We’ll continue to provide updates as the story develops.