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Rapper DaBaby arrested in Miami

28-year-old, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, faces battery charge

Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was taken into custody by Miami police on Thursday.
Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was taken into custody by Miami police on Thursday.

MIAMI – Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was taken into custody Thursday in Miami.

According to Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat, the musician was initially taken to Miami police headquarters to be questioned in reference to a robbery investigation.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was later arrested on a battery charge.

The 28-year-old rapper was detained outside the Novotel hotel in Brickell.

According to TMZ, cellphone video shows members of DaBaby’s crew robbing a man in the middle of the street.

Juan Diasgranados, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department, said DaBaby also has a fugitive warrant issued in Texas.

The rapper appeared in court Friday morning and was ordered held without bond until his case in Texas is resolved.


About the Authors:

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.