Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for HennesseyRapper DaBaby has issued a public apology for hitting a woman in the face at a nightclub in Tampa, Florida after a video surfaced over the weekend of what appeared to be him doing just that.
In the video, DaBaby appears to slap someone in the face after a bright flash, and then us pulled away by security.
The North Carolina rapper first offered $10K to anyone who had alternate views of the incident that would support his claim that the woman struck him in the face first. He later addressed the situation in on Instagram story. The Shade Room captured video clips of his apology to the woman, declaring, “I do sincerely apologize. I do. …I’m very sorry to there was a female on the other end of that flashlight on that phone.”
DaBaby explained that the woman placed her light and phone too close to his face, reportedly hitting him with it. He went on to say he couldn’t confirm who the woman was, being that the light was in his face.
“Keep in mind, I couldn’t see you ’cause you got the flash this close to me, which is ok,” he added. “It’s no problem. A lot people did.”
DaBaby also said he would have responded to the incident the same exact way if it were a man on the other end of the flashlight, and added he’s willing to fly the woman out for a conversation so he can apologize face to face.
“I just wish you could’ve respected me the way I would’ve respected you,” he said. “I still got love for you.”
Not long after, DaBaby’s face became another meme on social media. Fans placed his face over Snoop Dogg‘s in a video still from his appearance on Jada Pinkett‘s Red Table Talk, with fans suggesting DaBaby would be the next guest explaining his actions the series. Snoop appeared on the show late last month after he went off on CBS’ Gayle King, accusing her of attempting to “tarnish” Kobe Bryant‘s legacy for asking former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about past rape charges against Bryant.
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