But according to TMZ, a rep for the chart-topping rapper, it was “completely unrelated” to the video shoot. The rep added, “DaBaby sends his heartfelt prayers to anyone injured or otherwise adversely affected as a result of this shooting incident.”
On Sunday (October 4), DaBaby distanced himself from the shooting entirely while plugging a new video on Instagram.
“I wasn’t there for the ‘shootout’ I’m hearing bout,” he captioned the video clip. “I do got a new video on the way tho.”
The shooting took place on Saturday (October 3) apparently near DaBaby’s video set. Earlier that day, the Interscope Records artist had been posting Instagram videos flaunting stacks of hundred dollar bills and clearly having a good time.
Several hours later, WCCB Charlotte reporter Marvin Beach tweeted about the situation and included photos of the scene. Beach confirmed the person hit was suffering from serious injuries.
“#NEW At 10pm, more on a possible shooting in the Derita neighborhood,” Beach wrote. “Witnesses say rapper ‘DaBaby’ was filming a music video in the area, when it happened near W. Sugar Creek & Gibbon Rd. MEDIC says one person has life-threatening injuries.”
The shooting comes on the heels of DaBaby’s BET Hip Hop Awards sweep. On September 29, he became the first artist to earn two Album of the Year nominations from the BET Hip Hop Awards for 2019’s KIRK and Blame It On Baby.