According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, published on Saturday (June 3), NBA YoungBoy is among the defendants listed in a lawsuit filed by Cayden Rutherford.
In her suit, Rutherford claims she suffered injuries after allegedly being thrown from the stage during the rapper’s concert at The Ambassador music venue in St. Louis County, Mo., in 2019.
The lawsuit doesn’t identify who threw her from the stage where she landed on the concrete floor and a broken cable.
As a result, she suffered a concussion and other injuries to her neck, back and ankle.
She claims that she continues to suffer from physical pain and mental anguish that affects her daily life.
This incident isn’t the first of its kind involving the rapper. The lawsuit goes on to detail three previous instances where either NBA YoungBoy engaged in altercations with fans, or a fan was thrown from the stage at his concerts in different states.
According to the lawsuit, there were three incidents in Minnesota, Virginia, and South Carolina where a fan was physically thrown from the stage.
All three incidents occurred prior to the 2019 show in St. Louis. As a result of this, Rutherford alleges that there should have been better supervision at the 2019 concert.
The Ambassador, concert promoter Major Entertainment LLC and security company Elite Security, Protection & Services LLC are also named as defendants.
Rutherford is seeking monetary damages from NBA YoungBoy (whose legal name is Kentrell Deshawn Gaulden) the venue, promoter and security company.
As of now, no attorneys have been listed for any of the defendants and attempts to reach out to NBA YoungBoy, The Ambassador, Major Entertainment and Elite Security have so far been unanswered.
This lawsuit comes as a setback for NBA YoungBoy, who has recently been riding a wave of success with his latest album. The 33-track collection, I Rest My Case, is set for a Top 5 debut, moving between 60,000 and 65,000 total album-equivalent units in the first week.
It will mark his 14th Top 10 Billboard 200 release. The album features Mariah the Scientist, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and The Kid LAROI, among others.