Rapper DaBaby is facing serious criticism on social media after calling the police on his ex this weekend. The 29-year-old, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was streaming on Instagram Live on Sunday night while arguing with the mother of his child, 26-year-old singer DaniLeigh. While trying to convince her to leave his property, Kirk apparently called the police.
Both Kirk and DaniLeigh were streaming on Instagram Live on Sunday night during a heated exchange about their relationship and co-parenting. One of her broadcasts showed police arriving at the property and approaching her, and according to a report by Hot 97, they eventually asked her to leave the residence. Kirk and DaniLeigh welcomed their first child together back in August, and have had an on-again, off-again relationship.
DaBaby just went live on Dani Leigh page for like 20 seconds and sounds like they up to no good pic.twitter.com/UNb74AROcP— The Hood Reporter (@OhhMar24) November 15, 2021
Some fans thought that it was hypocritical for Kirk to call the police on DaniLeigh since she is not white, and as a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, they felt he should have recognized this as a threat to her safety. Others think that DaniLeigh's appearance gives her white privilege in spite of her Dominican heritage, referring to her as "white" in some tweets.
Kirk released a public statement on Monday defending his actions. It read in part: "Based on my reputation, with multiple threats of setting up an internet scheme & a person refusing to not let me go. Me and somebody else here knew to record her. I don't beat on and yelled at and chased around like one of them fatal love attraction type girls."
Fans do not seem to have much sympathy for either DaBaby or DaniLeigh on Monday, but they certainly have a lot to say. Here's a look at how the conversation is unfolding.
It's a common tactic for abusers to record the person they're abusing in an effort to make them seem like they're "unstable" or "crazy".
They'll rile the other person up either by berating them or recording their reaction to an awful thing out of context and post it like this.— Lise (@LiseThistle) November 15, 2021
This should not have been on social media. DaniLeigh you decided to lay up with this man. Make a song to one up his dark skin baby mama called “Yellowbone is what he want”. I hear the N-words from you girl. DaBaby this is what you wanted! Yall both need help!#dababy #Danileigh— thatchickquoia (@thatchickquoia) November 15, 2021
First and foremost, many commenters thought that this whole situation should have stayed off of social media with no cameras involved. Kirk was the first to turn Instagram Live on, but fans held them both responsible for recording a domestic dispute.prevnext
DaBaby and DaniLegh arguing on IG live. DaBitch purposely showing DaniLeigh’s baby. DaBitch called the cops on DaniLeigh. DaniLeigh just letting the word “nigga” fly out her mouth repetitively… pic.twitter.com/1nUebtKzz1— hoe, why is you here? (@geeondruh) November 15, 2021
Many people were also dismayed to hear DaniLeigh using the N-word throughout the broadcasts. They lost a lot of sympathy for her there, however, they felt about her domestic and familial situation.prevnext
Both Dababy and Danileigh are clowns. Prayers to the baby. pic.twitter.com/lrogogB9nU— Thickie Smalls (@SizeMeUpp) November 15, 2021
So, DaBaby got on live to make sure we all witnessed him putting out Dani Leigh and they new born….for protection? That child can’t even have a bottle in peace pic.twitter.com/1IdH96Q1hN— TheLimitDoesNotExist (@sylviamphofe) November 15, 2021
Parents aside, fans were mostly concerned for the baby that Kirk and DaniLeigh share. They wondered if the infant would be okay, and even joked about the newborn's perspective on this whole situation.prevnext
I don't care for Danileigh but DaBaby antagonizing her on IG Live while she's feeding her child is crazy. He's so mean spirited that it's disgusting.— Bisexual Agenda Pusher (@c0mplexchick) November 15, 2021
I don’t like Dani Leigh but I will say is… Dababy is ignorant asf trying to expose Dani and start an argument with her while she is clearly trying to feed her new born baby… Narcissist men love to do weird ass shit like this.— 𝖱𝖠𝖤 𝖡𝖠𝖭𝖪𝖲 ∞ (@WOLFRAE__) November 15, 2021
Some also thought this impuslive incident illustrated Kirk as a narcissist - or at least a mean-spirited person.prevnext
Black Lives Matter
This week is giving chaos. We're in for a ride— Lauren💜 (@IamLaurenGill) November 15, 2021
Those debating the ethics of calling the police on a non-white person quickly gave it up in favor of more pressing stories this week, including the ongoing trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.prevnext
Many fans were shocked by the fact that the argument continued well into Monday morning, with more live broadcasts to come. Many identified with a third person who apparently showed up at the house after sunrise.prevnext
DaBaby and DaniLeigh are a great example of why you shouldn’t have kids with people you don’t know forreal. https://t.co/FvfvFNGlzU— Attachment: 1 Video (@bruce__kush) November 15, 2021
Finally, the takeaway for many viewers was simply that DaBaby and DaniLeigh should not have had a child together, and that their relationship was dysfunctional. Some urged each other to bear this in mind when making their own relationship decisions.prev