Rapper DaBaby arrested in Miami and questioned in robbery investigation

While police are not releasing details on his arrest, they are calling it an 'open and ongoing investigation'

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Rapper DaBaby was arrested by Miami police yesterday on a count of battery, although police are questioning him about a robbery investigation.

According to NBC Miami, the Charlotte rapper was questioned by robbery detectives in what Miami Police Department spokesperson, Kenia Fallat, is calling “an open and ongoing investigation.” Police wouldn’t release any further details about the investigation.

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DaBaby, whose birth name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, 28, was released on a $5,000 bond. He was in Miami Beach for a New Year’s Eve show that also featured Diddy and DJ Khaled.

Now Miami isn’t the only place the “Suge” rapper is facing charges.

Last week, DaBaby was also detained in his native, Charlotte, North Carolina after police found marijuana in his car, according to TMZ. After he performed at the Bojangles’ Coliseum and got in his car to drive off, police reportedly swarmed his car, searched it and found less than one-half ounce of marijuana, according to TMZ.

DaBaby was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and resisting an officer.

The Charlotte Police Department’s Internal Affairs division is investigating both charges to determine whether officers properly followed polices during the incident.

DaBaby certainly doesn’t feel like they did. He told TMZ that he was targeted by police after they received a “bogus” tip that he had drugs and guns in his vehicle.

“Every time. There’s nobody when I pull up in the parking lot, the second I get out the car, 15 cops come around — can I borrow your microphone?  ****** grabs mic … shining it into the car windows … they follow me, they pull us over for no reason,” TMZ quotes the rapper as saying.

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The same day he was cited in Charlotte, he handed out hundreds of toys to disadvantaged families in the area.

Despite the back-to-back charges, DaBaby has some bright news coming his way this spring. According to Hip Hop DX, DaBaby is slated to perform at Coachella this year on April 11 and 18. Travis Scott will be headlining those nights.