Singer DaniLeigh facing pair of assault charges after altercations with DaBaby

by 24USATVNov. 16, 2021, noon 16
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CHARLOTTE — Singer Danielle Curiel, also known as DaniLeigh, is facing two assault charges stemming from altercations late Sunday and Monday morning with rapper DaBaby, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed late Monday.

DaBaby, whose legal name is Jonathan Kirk, told responding officers late Sunday that Curiel assaulted him, and he was advised to pursue charges against her the following morning at the magistrate’s office. However, officers were called to the same uptown address Monday morning, and Kirk stated that Curiel assaulted him a second time.

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The rapper and Charlotte native posted to Instagram Live alerting fans that he was calling the police.

“Man, y’all come get her,” he said on Instagram Live.

Sunday’s incident began with an argument between the two entertainers that was streamed on Instagram Live. In the clip, which was shared widely online on Monday, Kirk can be seen feeding the couple’s infant daughter, while Curiel claimed that he has been an absentee father and is now trying to force her out of his Charlotte apartment, Rolling Stone reported.

In an Instagram Stories post published a short while later, Kirk appealed for a rapid police response in the hopes it would defuse the situation.

“I don’t want no charges pressed or nothing. I just want her peacefully removed, which they need to hurry up [and] do as we speak. I ain’t even want that behavior on display but it’s OK, man this too shall pass, it’s all good,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Curiel hurled insults and accusations at Kirk in a profanity-laden Instagram Stories post of her own, but no arrests or removals were made Sunday night, Rolling Stone reported.

[ ALSO READ: Charlotte rapper DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments ]

CMPD told Kirk to go to the magistrate’s office to pursue charges. On Monday morning, officers were called to the same location for reports of a disturbance and Kirk told officers that Curiel had assaulted him again.

Channel 9 was there Monday afternoon and captured the scene outside an apartment complex of a woman who appeared to be Curiel talking to police.

After police investigated, Curiel now faces two counts of simple assault for the incidents on Sunday and Monday.

On her Instagram Story, Curiel documents a relationship between the two artists and that they share a baby girl.

The dispute between the two seems to have played out over the past 48 hours, with Curiel’s posts claiming that Kirk told her to get out. Kirk’s post said he has video of her beating on him -- evidence that he said he will not post on social media.

“I am a father. That’s the only reason why she is around me,” Kirk said in his Instagram Live. “If anything else is going to come to light it will come to light. I’m not participating in none of the foolery, man.”

In one of Kirk’s latest Instagram posts, he posted a statement saying he’s focused on his new music project, and that he “does not want to press charges” and that he just wanted Curiel to be peacefully removed.

No other details have been released at this point.

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