As the release date for his official debut album B4.DA.$$ looms large (Jan. 20), Joey Bada$$ has been charged with assault against a security guard in Byron Bay, Australia.
According to a police spokeswoman, Joey broke the security guard’s nose prior to his show on Friday, January 2nd, at the Falls Music Festival. The guard, who was 20, didn’t recognize Bada$$ nor think he was authorized, so he approached the rapper. Joey allegedly attacked him, and soon after the 20-year-old was taken to the hospital.
After the show, Joey was arrested by Byron Bay police and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He appeared in court on Saturday to post bail, and must return to Byron Bay Local Court on March 19.