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DaBaby Claims He Was Hit Before Striking Woman in Club Altercation

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DaBaby performs onstage during ComplexCon Long Beach - Day 2 at Long Beach Convention Center on Nov. 3, 2019 in Long Beach, Calif.

DaBaby was set to celebrate following a concert in Florida on Saturday night (March 7), but a physical altercation that involved him hitting a woman in the face went down before his after-party began.

After his set at Wind Splash 2020 in Clearwater, Fla., DaBaby (a.k.a. Jonathan Kirk) and his crew made their way to the Whiskey North nightclub in North Tampa, where he was scheduled to host an official after-party following the festival. DaBaby was making his way through the crowd when a woman tapped his face with her phone, and footage shows him retaliating by punching her squarely in the face before he continued to move through the club.

TMZ reports that the club booed him until he and his entourage left. Later via his Instagram stories, DaBaby offered $10,000 to any of his followers who "got a good angle of shorty hitting me in my eye." After someone provided him with video of the incident, he reposted it: "Who know shawty government name so my lawyer can get active?" (Billboard has reached out to DaBaby's rep for comment.)

This isn't the first time DaBaby found himself in hot water in Florida this year: in January, he wound up in jail in Miami after he punched a promoter and members of his entourage robbed the victim of $80.

DaBaby's tour continues tonight (March 8) at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.