Miami, FL – DaBaby found himself in handcuffs for the second time in less than two weeks. After being arrested for marijuana possession in Charlotte on December 23, HipHopDX’s 2019 Rapper of the Year was detained by police in Miami on Thursday (January 2).
According to ABC Miami’s Ian Margol and CBS Miami’s Rudabeh Shahbazi, DaBaby — whose real name is Jonathan Kirk — was brought in for questioning as part of a robbery investigation. Video of cops taking him away in handcuffs surfaced online earlier in the day.
LEAVE DABABY ALONE 😭 *Chris Crocker voice* pic.twitter.com/f71XpczRtz
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) January 2, 2020
BREAKING: We have confirmed that Jonathan Kirk, better known by his stage name DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby), has been detained by @MiamiPD. He is NOT under arrest at this point but they are questioning him in relation to a robbery investigation. @WPLGLocal10 #DaBaby
— Ian Margol (@IanMargolWPLG) January 2, 2020
— Rudabeh Shahbazi (@rudabehcbs4) January 3, 2020
DaBaby hasn’t been arrested or charged with any crime as of press time. Miami police issued a statement noting he’s being questioned by robbery detectives.
Because the investigation is open and ongoing, the extent of DaBaby’s involvement in the case hasn’t been revealed.
Read the police’s statement on DaBaby’s detainment below.
— Ian Margol (@IanMargolWPLG) January 3, 2020