There has been an interesting turn of events in DaBaby‘s assault case!
Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, best known by his stage name DaBaby, got into trouble with the authorities for fighting with ex-girlfriend DaniLeigh’s brother, Brandon Bills.
Investigations into the altercation at a bowling alley have been halted for the most unexpected reason — lack of cooperation from the alleged victim.
DaBaby’s Bowling Alley Assault Case Slows Down As The Victim Stops Helping Authorities
As reported by TMZ, the investigation into DaBaby’s bowling alley brawl could not move forward as Bills, the alleged victim, had stopped working with the police.
Sources explained to the news outlet that authorities could not proceed with the case without the victim, even though there was video evidence of the assault.
In February, footage of the brutal beat down at a California bowling alley made rounds across social media platforms.
In the clip, the “Ball If I Want To” rapper and his crew ganged up on DaniLeigh’s brother, who received the wrath of their punches.
After reviewing the video, the police began investigating the case, which showed DaBaby throwing the first punch before his crew joined in on the fight.
Things between the “Red Light Green Light” artist and Bills started going south after the rapper, who shares a daughter with the victim’s sister, got into a fight with his baby mama.
At the time, the “Monique” songstress publicly aired some of the former couple’s issues, which eventually led to an altercation between the pair, and DaniLeigh was arrested for assault.
As for her brother’s case, insiders stated that the investigation remained active; however, no progress would be made until the victim cooperated with the police.
No reason has been given regarding Bills’ sudden change of heart, but the “Smurf” artist may be rethinking crossing the 30-year-old rapper.
This April, the Ohio native shot a trespasser on his North Carolina property before calling the police to tell them he wouldn’t drop his weapon until they arrived.
As previously shared by The Blast, the Billboard chart-topper claimed his bowling alley brawl with Bills was a product of self-defense.
According to the “Ball If I Want To” rapper, DaniLeigh’s brother was the real perpetrator of the event, which differed from the victim’s statement and the video evidence.
Bills sued for assault, battery, emotional distress, and negligence in response to their fight, explaining that he was beaten without provocation.
In the lawsuit, the “Dramatic” singer stated that he was walking by DaBaby at the bowling alley, when the rapper suddenly attacked him.
Despite being beaten by several people, Bills pointed out that he never fought back, which could also be seen in the video.
The “All I Know” songstress’s older brother also wanted justice for the “physical and psychological damages” he received from the traumatic incident.
The Billboard Music Award Winner’s Lawyer Called The Lawsuit A ‘Quick Money Grab’
In February, The Blast revealed that DaBaby’s lawyer Drew Findling addressed the lawsuit filed by DaniLeigh’s brother, dismissing it as a ploy for money.
“It’s offensive that this alleged victim threatened and instigated violence,” Findling said, “and has now used this incident to make a quick money grab.”
The lawyer also explained that he supported his client’s self-defense stance, stating that Bills was the first to instigate the attack, noting that he previously threatened the rapper.
Last November, the “Unlimited Skills” artist expressed his desire to fight the Ohio native during a discussion with the paparazzi.
At the time, the doting brother came to his younger sister’s defense by publicly challenging DaBaby to a boxing match for treating DaniLeigh poorly.
According to Bills, the next time he saw the “Under the Sun” rapper on the West Coast, he would knock the 30-year-old out of the ring.
The “Parte Por Parte” artist claimed he would bet $200,000 on the fight and even shared clips of his boxing skills on social media to show he was not joking around.
Findling believed this previous show of malice nullified the alleged victim’s lawsuit and implored the Los Angeles Police Department to stop wasting time on a criminal investigation.
In the attorney’s words, “Garbage like this has no place adding to the backlog and wasting law enforcement time and energy.”