Before his performance in Australia at the Falls Music and Arts Festival, Joe Bada$$ was arrested for assault. According to police reports a 20 year old who was working as a security officer was punched in the face after asking Bada$$ for his credentials. He was arrested and held in custody over night before being granted bail and released. He is expected to appear in court on March 19th. Bada$$ will continue touring in Aussie-land to promote his upcoming album ‘B4.da.$$’ slated to drop January 20th. After the arrest a rep for the rapper released the following statement:
There was a misunderstanding with security at the Byron Falls Festival show, which resulted in charges being laid by NSW Police,” the statement says. “After fully cooperating with Police, Joey was granted bail and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge.