Video leaks of rapper A$AP Bari’s alleged sexual assault
On Wednesday night, a video purported to feature A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Bari (born Jabari Shelton) trying to force a woman to go down on him was posted to the Instagram account @soledout. The video was quickly removed from the now-private account, but soon made its way onto Reddit and across Twitter.
“You fucked my assistant,” Bari is heard saying in the video, “now you’re going to suck my dick.” A naked woman emerges from the bed and Bari then smacks her ass as she pleads “no, no, stop it, Bari, honestly stop.”
Hypebeast managed to grab a screenshot of a now deleted tweet where A$AP Bari was seemingly denying doing anything untoward or disturbing in the clip. “Cmon fake the fake edit videos,” the rapper tweeted on Wednesday night.
“I was forced into bed by Bari,” a woman who claimed to be the woman in the video wrote on a Twitter account that has since been locked down, “and his crew and Bari got upset because I refused to engage in any sexual acts.”
Billboard posted a series of tweets from the woman, including one which claimed “Bari was apprehended today by UK police forces and is still being held.” As of the writing of this post, it’s unknown when or where the incident was filmed.
Ian Connor, a stylist who was involved in a 2016 brawl with Bari in Paris, seemed to take credit for the video coming to light on Twitter.
I’m About To Upload A Video, I Was Waiting For This Day For So Long.
The Universe Gives and Takes but I Knew This Day Would Come.
— Ian Connor (@souljaian) July 13, 2017
At this time, it’s unknown if Bari has been arrested.