Rapper 'DaBaby' Interrogated by Miami Beach Detectives



On May 31, 2021, superstar rapper Jonathan "DaBaby" Kirk and his entourage were involved in an altercation in front of the Miami Beach restaurant Prime 112. Real World Police recently published a police interview of DaBaby's bodyguard in relation to the incident. Today, in this Real World Police exclusive, the narrative takes unexpected twists and turns as DaBaby first demands (and receives!) a custom Miranda waiver, after which he relates his version of the events, revealing that he himself fired shots.
Below is a lightly edited version of the arrest report that was ultimately filed for Wisdom Akornuche Awute. Wisdom is (a) an artist on DaBaby's label, and (b) the person who was ultimately charged with attempted murder in relation to the Prime 112 shooting. The stories, to say the least, are not the same. At all.
On May 31, 2021, at approximately 2337 hours, Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) Officer Guzman advised MBPD dispatch of shots fired on the 100 block of Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida. When police arrived on scene, they found Emerson Delgado, shot in his right calf. Delgado was quickly transported to a nearby hospital for emergency care.
On scene, officers contacted Carlos Aviles, who related as follows:
[The arrest report identifies Aviles and Delgado as victims.]
Mr. Delgado and Mr. Aviles had been attempting to enter their vehicle, which was parked in front of Prime 112. A verbal altercation ensued between Aviles, Delgado, and a group of males, who Aviles identified as the entourage of rapper DaBaby. Aviles stated that the argument escalated to the point where Delgado was struck on his face by one of DaBaby's entourage members. Delgado stumbled and attempted to run from his attacker.
Aviles identified a male that began chasing after him northbound on Ocean Drive as a rapper by the name of "Wisdom." Aviles stated that Awute extended his arm and pointed a firearm directly at him, which made him fear for his life, thinking he was going to be shot. Awute then redirected his aim toward Delgado and discharged his firearm, striking Delgado in his right calf.
[Surveillance footage of the shooting, as well as surveillance footage from Prime 112, were both recently published on Real World Police.]
Delgado and Aviles started running towards Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Park, where they lost sight of Awute.
At MDPD Criminal Investigations Division, Detective Alberto Porro interviewed Aviles and Delgado. Aviles was able to positively identify Wisdom Awute via photograph, reiterating that he knew who Awute was because he is a famous rapper.
Detectives determined that Awute was staying at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. They located Awute at the hotel, where he was arrested. Wisdom Awute refused to provide a statement to detectives.
Of course, the above narrative makes no mention of the apparent reality that a member of DaBaby's entourage ("Mr. Williams") was also shot — and apparently paralyzed — nor the claim that the group of males, who are alleged to have started shooting first, also stole one of the vehicles belonging to the entourage and fled the scene in that vehicle.
Miami Beach Police Department did not respond to an interview request in time for this publication. This description will be updated when we have more information to report.
DaBaby was held in the pictured interview room for nearly twelve hours. He has not been charged with any crime in relation the Prime 112 incident.