Following a gunshot outside the eatery Prime 112 in South Beach in June of last year, the interrogation took place there. After being interrogated by authorities, DaBaby was eventually let go and never faced any charges. According to the recently made public video, the police spoke for about an hour with the North Carolina rapper, real name Jonathan Kirk. He apparently spent about 12 hours being questioned in the same room.
The footage shows DaBaby angrily asserting that he only fired in self-defense after two men attempted to steal the car belonging to his crew and shoot him outside Prime 112. “It sound like y’all trying to incriminate me,” DaBaby is seen saying. “‘Did you know that you committed a crime?’ I did not commit no crime.”
DaBaby refused to sign his Miranda rights document at other points in the lengthy conversation because he believed the language would suggest he is a suspect. Once the word “suspect” is changed to “person,” an officer is shown getting another form that DaBaby signs.
When they were leaving Prime 112, he added, “things started to seem odd when I saw many white trucks parked out front.” DaBaby continued by claiming the assailants became enraged and attempted to “hit” one of his friends with their truck. DaBaby attempted to get back into his SUV after realizing what was going on and claimed to have seen that the aggressors were armed. He started shooting at that point.
What Happened In The Video?
“They pointed the gun at me, this Hispanic dude,” DaBaby stated. “How would I know [why they did it?] I ain’t telling y’all nothing. I ain’t gonna repeat myself like a suspect. I got a great lawyer…so I’m telling y’all my side of the story so I can take my a** home.”
The video is released shortly after DaBaby revealed that he took part in another shooting involving a house burglar earlier in 2022. DaBaby said during an appearance on the Full Send podcast that a man broke into his $2.3 million mansion in Troutman and was shot in the leg after being seen crouching behind a wall wearing a hoodie.
“They didn’t break into my house; they jumped a fence,” he was trying to explain. “They had a hoodie on and was, like, knelt down behind a wall and some more shit … I was actually in the studio putting together the tracklist for the album…I got a call from somebody that was outside working, like my contractor. I got a call from him and he was like, ‘Somebody’s on the football field.’ It was just the way he was talking, like, ‘Come outside.’”
“Once the situation was under control enough,” DaBaby added, “For me to even be able to process, like, ’cause at first, I don’t know what’s going on. I wouldn’t expect nobody to jump a fence at my house. It’s clearly posted all over the place, ‘No trespassing.’
“[It felt like] ill intent. All the way until they get there and get this dude up out of there, I walk my property and see what’s up, see where he came in at. We get everything figured out. Yet to me, I still can’t trust what’s going on with that situation. You still don’t know why exactly they were there. But you know, the guy made it out good, he’s ok.”