A$AP Bari Issues Statement Denying Sexual Assault After Video Emerges
(AllHipHop News) A$AP Rocky affiliate A$AP Bari is at the center of a new legal drama after he was allegedly caught on camera harassing a woman into giving him oral sex.
Video footage of a man purported to be Bari, real name Jabari Shelton, walking in on the tattooed female in bed with a guy believed to be his assistant surfaced online.
In the clip, the woman tries to hide under the covers, but Bari pulls away the duvet, exposing her naked body, and can be heard saying, "You f##ked my assistant, now you're going to suck my d##k."
"No, no, stop it, Bari, honestly stop," she replies as she runs past him and out of the frame, with the A$AP Mob co-founder smacking her backside as she leaves the room.
Bari, 25, reportedly addressed the leaked video on Twitter shortly after it was made public, suggesting the short film was "fake".
According to Hypebeast.com, the message, which was subsequently deleted, read: "Cmon fake the fake edit videos (sic)".
A woman has since come forward on social media claiming she was the target of Bari's alleged bad behavior.
"I was forced into bed by Bari and his crew and Bari got upset because I refused to engage in any sexual acts," she tweeted from the @chasinfoodstmps account.
She went on to allege the designer of the VLONE clothing brand had been "apprehended today by UK police forces and is still being held,” although the news has yet to be confirmed.
Representatives for Bari and the A$AP Mob hip-hop collective said the issue has been resolved.
We have resolved this issue amicably among all parties as adults," Bari said in a statement to Billboard.
"A misleading video clip featuring adult content and activity has been released to the public without my knowledge or consent," Bari says in the statement. "Comments about myself or anyone being detained or arrested are false. We have resolved this issue amicably among all parties as adults. We were friends before this and will remain friends afterwards. Being raised by strong women who taught me to respect everyone, I’m disappointed in the situation as well as myself and will reflect on the situation appropriately."