The heat is definitely surrounding DaBaby right now. The rapper has been in the spotlight since his homophobic remarks at this past Rolling Loud Miami festival. While fans of Dua Lipa are considering his removal from her remix to “Levitating,” BoohooMAN has canceled their collaboration with the rapper, and now the cousin of the man fatally shot by DabBaby in 2018 has come forward calling the rapper a “killer and a menace.”
In 2018, Jaylin Craig was fatally shot in a Walmart in the North Carolina area after an incident that involved DaBaby. The rapper has referenced the shooting in some of his songs claiming that it was self-defense in the face of a robbery.
While DaBaby is in the hot seat, a cousin of Craig has stepped forward to speak out against the rapper.
“Now that so many are apt to cancel him, are we ready to talk about the murder he committed in November 2018? #therewasnorobbery #LLJDC #JusticeforJaylin,” she wrote. “My cousin,Jaylin Craig, was shot and killed by D*B*by on 11/5/2018. He lied and said that Jaylin was trying to rob him and that he shot in self-defense. Shortly after he blew up on the scene and had the nerve to brag about it in his songs.
Da Baby Is A Killer and a Menace. On November 5, 2018, 19-year-old Jaylin Craig had just gotten off work. Jaylin and his friend Henry (known time his family and close friends as “Spanky,”) went to the Walmart store after work that day to buy longjohns. […] As they made their way to the men’s undergarment section, Jaylin and Spanky damn near lost their shit when they caught a glimpse of who they thought was up-and-coming local rapper Da Baby. He hadn’t blown up at that point, but both of the young men were fans of his music and had been following him on social media for some time. Can you imagine the excitement they felt?
They were excited and as they navigated the aisles of the store to buy their wares he crossed paths with them again. But this time, in spite of their genuine, innocent and pure excitement to see him up close, Kirk became agitated. After spewing a few words he assaulted Henry with a punch to the face. A scuffle ensued. Jaylin attempted to diffuse the situation and break up the fight. Kirk’s girlfriend punched Jaylin in the face. While still entangled with Spanky Kirk fired a shot from his illegal and unregistered gun as Jaylin turned to run. Ballistics and physical evidence show that Jaylin was shot in the back/side of his torso while he was trying to flee. One of the detectives who worked the case told the family that this incident was NEVER being investigated as a robbery-gone-bad. Yet the lie that’s been told, recirculated, referenced in rap songs, and adopted as the truth by the masses is that my little cousin was a thug who tried it and got what he deserved. No. NO, it’s quite the opposite.
Not only did Da Baby kill Jaylin, he’s perpetuated a lie that continues to assassinate Jaylin’s character and tarnish his good name. Well, my family and I have had enough.”
As the story caught the attention of social media users, some began to accuse Craig’s cousin of looking for clout.
“I shared my story about Jaylin because the truth needed to be told. This isn’t about followers, clout or attention. If anyone has questions about his case please contact his parents,” she responded.