Playboi Carti Convicted of Trashing Tour Bus and Punching Driver
Last February, Playboi Carti was accused of attacking his tour bus driver and trashing the bus itself at a Scottish motorway service station. According to the BBC, Carti, born Jordan Carter, was found guilty of assault and causing damage to the luxury coach bus (Jan. 17). He was fined $1030 for assault and $386 for allegedly damaging one of the driver's windows.
The site reports that Carti, who dropped off his debut album Die Lit last spring, had previously denied that he assaulted the driver, but did admit to causing damage to the bus. Apparently, the entire conflict started after the tour bus stopped working as the A$AP Mob affiliate and his 14-member entourage were traveling from Glasgow to London. Eventually, the driver had to stop the bus so he could get the heating to work. When a replacement bus was sent by.
Alistair MacLeish, a 57-year-old who was working as one of the bus drivers at the time, said he saw Carti assault the driver of the rapper's original bus.
"I saw things being thrown around the tour bus and then a man ran across and punched the driver on the face, cutting him and knocking his glasses off," he explained. "It was the accused Carter who had been standing with a group but as two guys tried to restrain him he wriggled past them ran across and punched the driver who stumbled back. The driver did not do anything to him and did not retaliate."
Carti's tour managers maintain that Carti was acting in self-defense.
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