DaBaby And Concert Promoter Battle In Court Over $100,000 Alleged Assault Case
Rapper DaBaby is in court with an event promoter to battling a case accusing him of beating down a fan and bailing on a scheduled concert.
According to court documents, concert promoter Nothing to Something ENTertainment is moving to dismiss DaBaby’s lawsuit against them.
Earlier this year, Nothing to Something ENTertainment sued DaBaby (real name: Jonathan Kirk) for $100,000 in damages. They claim he skipped out on a scheduled show after getting into a fight with a fan. DaBaby counter-sued accusing the promoter of failing to provide adequate security.
In newly filed court docs, the concert promoter is demanding DaBaby’s countersuit be tossed.
The promoter says could not control DaBaby or his personal security team. They say it was the rapper and his entourage that was “provided with the opportunity to avoid the altercation and beat Mr. Saladin until be begged them to stop.”
Nothing to Something says DaBaby never entered the venue to actually receive any security from them and “was actually with a security team of three as he approached the venue.”
“Furthermore, a promoter cannot provide security if they are not informed of the artist’s arrival. Kirk fails to plead that NTS was on notice of his arrival at the venue. Typically artists do not use the front door of venues. They enter back doors to dressing rooms or private areas to avoid interaction with fans in an uncontrolled environment. Kirk was not going to enter the stage from the same area in which the fans are located, as performers enter from the back of the stage.”