BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A Grammy-nominated Rapper DaBaby has been released from a prison in Los Angeles County after an arrest in Beverly Hills, where police said he took a loaded gun to a luxury store on Rodeo Drive.
DaBaby, whose official name is Jonathan Kirk, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded weapon in a vehicle, Beverly Hills police said.
The 29-year-old was one of a group of men who entered a store on the luxury section of Rodeo Drive, police said. The trade security service called the police after seeing a gun in a man’s belt, and the police met the men when they returned to their vehicle, police said.
The other men were released and DaBaby was arrested and imprisoned. He was released later Thursday after bailing $ 35,000. He is due to appear in court on Monday.
An email sent to DaBaby representatives seeking a comment was not returned immediately.
The rapper’s song “Rockstar” in North Carolina, presented by Roddy Ricch, was one of the biggest hits of 2020 and is nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
DaBaby’s last two albums, “Kirk” from 2019 and “Blame It on Baby” from 2020, reached number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.
His arrest on Thursday came a year after the arrest of a battery of a misdemeanor in Miami after a dispute with the club’s owner over payment for the performance, police said. DaBaby denied involvement in the fight.
In 2019, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon after a deadly shooting at Walmart in Huntersville, North Carolina.