After two years of legal back and forth, Boosie Badazz has been ordered to pay more than $233,000 to a Mississippi security guard over a 2017 incident, in which he was pepper sprayed.
According to reports, the incident occurred in April of 2017, inside the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, MS. Amid the melee, Boosie was pepper sprayed, arrested and charged for simple assault and disorderly conduct, as officials claimed he “disrupted the flow of normal business” inside the facility. The Louisiana-bred rapper was also accused of assaulting the guard, but apparently, the incident erupted only after the guard approached him for no reason, hurling racial slurs at him and his family.
Nevertheless, the guard, identified as Glen Kerley, filed a suit against the rapper, accusing him of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil conspiracy and negligence. In response, Boosie filed a lawsuit of his own, accusing the guard of damaging his career over his allegations of assault.
But now, nearly 10 months later, the rapper has been ordered to pay over $200,000 to the guard after failing to appear for Tuesday’s hearing. According to Page Six, a judge ordered Boosie to cough up $233,128 to Kerley, who claimed the rapper and his entourage assaulted him after he asked them to leave the mall in 2017. Following Kerley’s testimony, the judge ruled that the rapper and his bodyguard intentionally injured Kerley after he pepper sprayed them in Dillard’s, and cited that the incident left Kerley with a concussion, neck injuries, and other longstanding issues.
In response to the ruling, Boosie took to Instagram to slam the decision.
“That is bullshit talking bout I missed court,” Boosie wrote. “I was never notified to come to court, ‘never.’ Nobody never gave me not one court notice. This is racist plot to try n take me down. This man chased me down n tased me n front of my daughter n family n y’all want me to pay him. Why would I miss court?”
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“These people r full of evil n deceit,” Boosie continued. “We will be at the courthouse standing up for my rights and any other human being who’s targeted n attacked by security n police officers. This is just wrong. I will be appealing this Monday.”