DaBaby Claims Gunman Approached Him While Shopping With His Family in Deadly Walmart Shooting
This past Tuesday (Nov. 6), a shooting that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Jalyn Dominque Craig unfolded at Huntersville, N.C. Walmart. Within hours of the shooting, people began speculating that Charlotte, N.C. artist DaBaby was responsible for the killing. Now, the rapper has stepped forth to speak on the matter.
Addressing his followers through an Instagram Live session, DaBaby confirms that he was involved in the shooting. During the session, DaBaby claims that he was shopping with his family when two men approached him. At least one of them had a gun. He also claims security footage will back up his side of the story.
"They saw me buying my baby some baby clothes [and] they wanna come show me how tough they is," DaBaby says in one of his videos. In another, he speaks on how people don't know what they'll do until they have to defend their family. He does not, however, say whether or not he is responsible for the deadly shooting
In another video, he addresses his fans on the situation once again.
“I feel like it’s only right to tap in,” he says, sharing a new video reflecting on the incident. “And let y’all know first of all, ain’t no free me; I’m freer than a motherfucker. Ain’t no R.I.P. me, my heart’s still beating. Condolences goes out to the other parties involved.”
He then says people have been accusing him of using the incident to promote his new project, Blank Blank, which is something he adamantly denies, pointing out that he’s been working to advertise the project since before the shooting took place.
“I’m gonna keep promoting this shit, not gonna stop,” DaBaby continues. “If I don’t goddamn promote this shit and continue to be successful then all this shit was in vein anyways ‘cause that’s why that shit happened. I am who I am.”
According to Fox 46 Charlotte, police have not yet filed charges related to the shooting. Additionally, an office shared that the department is aware of DaBaby's Instagram videos, but won't release the names of those interviewed while it is still an open investigation.
Take a look at DaBaby explaining what went down in the posts below.
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