Da Baby has been found not liable following a $6 million lawsuit for breach of contract, battery and defamation in a federal case after a five-day trial.
The controversial rapper whose real name is Jonathan Kirk was found not liable by the jury for charges dating back to January 2020 when he was arrested in Miami after an alleged dispute with a music promoter over payment for a live show.
According to reports, the altercation ensued after Da Baby’s agreed fee of $30,000 came up short and the promoter tried to pay $20,000. However, evidence of a resulting assault was unclear and dismissed.
Thus, Da Baby countersued the plaintiffs, Steve Anyadike and Kenneth Carey, and both parties were found liable for invasion of privacy and unauthorised use of name and likeness breaches.
Nevertheless, this is not the end of Da Baby’s legal problems. Producer JuJu Beatz is also looking to sue Da Baby and Roddy Ricch for $150,000 each after claiming that the duo are guilty of plagiarising him for their track ‘Rockstar’.
This follows a year when the troubled rapper has been in and out of court including a charge for assaulting a 64-year-old man with a sucker punch. More news is expected on his legal problems in 2023.