The site reported Monday that police are charging the rapper with felony assault and robbery for allegedly beating up a bouncer at an LA bar in September.
It is not immediately clear if the 24-year-old rapper plans to turn himself in.
Disturbing video of the alleged attack, picked up on the bar’s surveillance cameras and obtained by TMZ, appears to show the rapper punching, kicking and stomping on the bouncer with two other men.
Police: Blueface Assaulted Club Bouncer
According to TMZ, Blueface — whose real name is Johnathan Jamall Porter — was at Skinny’s Lounge in LA’s San Fernando Valley on Sept. 12, when a bouncer allegedly denied him entry because he didn’t have his ID.
When the rapper Googled himself to show the bouncer that he was famous, the bouncer still wouldn’t let him in, the outlet reported.
The video appears to show a member of the 24-year-old’s entourage throw the first punch, before the rapper and others appear to join in on the beating.
The group seems to kick and stomp on the man after he falls to the floor. The rapper is seen appearing to check if the bouncer is still conscious before fleeing the bar.
The bouncer was reportedly transported to a nearby hospital, where he was “treated for bruises and scratches that required sutures,” TMZ wrote. His name has not been released.
After the September attack, L.A. police said they were investigating the incident and were aware of the video, but no arrests appeared forthcoming until this week.
TMZ: Rapper and Friends Face Felony Charges
According to TMZ, Blue and two other men in the video are each wanted on arrest warrants for felony assault.
The police source also said that the trio is charged with felony robbery, because they allegedly took a chain from the bouncer.
The rapper has posted on Twitter since the arrest warrant was made public, but does not appear to have addressed the charges. It’s not clear if he intends to turn himself in, or if he’s been directly contacted by LA police.
The names of the 24-year-old’s alleged accomplices were not immediately available Monday.
The Rapper Has Been Arrested Before
The arrest warrant wasn’t the only bad news in recent memory for the “Thotiana” rapper.
According to TMZ, the rapper’s mother and step-father were attacked in their home last month in Santa Clarita — not far from Skinny’s Lounge in San Fernando Valley.
The outlet reported that four men broke into the home in late October, attacking the rapper’s step-dad before fleeing. The step-father was treated in a hospital and later released.
TMZ wrote that the rapper was the listed owner of the home, and that police believe he was the intended target in the alleged home invasion.
The arrest warrant is not Blue’s first brush with law enforcement.
In November 2018, a man reportedly tried to rob the rapper at an LA gas station. The “Respect My Cryppin” rapper allegedly shot at the man’s car, and was later arrested and released on $50,000 bail.
A few months later in February 2019, he was reportedly arrested on a felony gun charge after police claimed they found a loaded, unregistered firearm in his possession.
The rapper avoided jail time in both cases, reportedly saying: “Y’all already know I’m out on bail, so stop asking if they freed me. I freed me.”