New footage from a fatal 2018 Walmart shooting involving DaBaby is coming to light.
Rolling Stone has obtained never-before-seen surveillance video of the rapper’s encounter with two men at a Charlotte-area Walmart on Nov. 5, 2018–before the height of his fame–in which DaBaby shot and killed 19-year-old Jaylin Craig.
DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, claimed he was acting in self-defense, but RS argues that the security footage contradicts his version of events and shows him as the initial aggressor.
DaBaby said he was approached by the men who allegedly threatened him and brandished a gun while he was shopping with his then-girlfriend Mariah Osborne and their two young children. Kirk claimed he fired his own gun to protect himself and his family.
DaBaby shot and killed 19-year-old Jaylin Craig in 2018, a shooting the rapper claims was in self-defense.
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