Over the weekend, DaBaby caused commotion online after a video surfaced showing him aggressively slapping a female fan in the face at a concert.
Filmed at a show in Tampa Bay, the main video at hand shows the North Carolina rapper slapping a woman as he's walking through the crowd. When looking at another angle, the woman appears to tap DaBaby's face with a phone that doubles as a flashlight.
Not too long after the incident, DaBaby hopped on Instagram to offer his thoughts. In a Sunday Morning morning series of Story clips, DaBaby recalled the situation and offered an apology. "Just zoom in instead of poppin' in me in my motherfuckin' eye with the phone," he suggested. "I do apologize. It was a female on the other end."
He doesn't want to excuse the behavior, though. "It's a well-known fact that, male or female, I would've responded the same exact way," he said.
Apparently, all DaBaby is looking for is a little respect, especially since he's relaxed with the security at his shows. "I make security treat fans with respect. I don't like all that ra-ra shit," he said. "I just wish you would've gave me the same respect in return."
He's also willing to talk it out in person. Here's a mash-up of his apology.
DaBaby has been no stranger to controversy recently.
In January, he got froggy with a hotel employee who was trying to film him from afar. A couple of weeks before that, DaBaby and some members of his entourage beat up and poured apple juice on a concert promoter in Miami after the rapper was shorted money for a performance.
He was dismissed on a battery charge following the run-in but is still being investigated for alleged robbery.
After the initial concert clip made the rounds, Twitter had a lot to say. For the record, Daquan does not condone any sort of violence.