Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ , aka Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, has been charged with assault after allegedly breaking a guard’s nose at Falls Festival in Byron Bay, the ABC reports.
It is alleged that before the rapper was set to hit the stage on the festival’s closing night, the officer in question asked to see his credentials. The 19-year-old punched the man in the face, breaking his nose, before proceeding to the stage to perform his set.
He was then arrested immediately after the concert and taken to the Byron Bay Police Station, where he was held in custody for a night. The guard later told police that he thought the rapper was an unauthorised person, and was treated at the local hospital for injuries.
Though the rapper was granted bail at Lismore Local Court on Saturday, he must take time out from his current Australian tour to return to court on March 19.
Indeed, it’s a sorry time for fans of Joey Bada$$. All we can say is: teenagers, right?