Yung Berg aka Hitmaka is responding to allegations that he pistol-whipped his “girlfriend,” saying that the lady in query is, in reality, NOT his girlfriend and he really acted in self-defense after studying that she’d set him as much as be robbed.
As was beforehand reported, the rapper/producer, whose actual title is Christian Ward, was underneath investigation by the LAPD for allegedly violently assaulting a lady throughout a struggle early Saturday morning (Mar. 14) in his Los Angeles dwelling.
The police report, initially obtained by The Blast, acknowledged that Ward and the lady received right into a verbal dispute earlier than Berg hit her a number of instances with a pistol.
The lady reported the incident to the LAPD and was admitted to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, the place she was recognized with a “closed head injury, closed fracture of nasal bone, and facial lacerations” that required “several stitches.” She additionally shared images exhibiting off her accidents.
But apparently, there are two sides to the story, and Hitmaka took to Instagram Tuesday (Mar. 14) to inform his by way of an announcement from his attorneys.
According to the assertion from Hitmaka’s legal professionals, there was no home dispute, however quite a “planned and coordinated home invasion robbery and assault.”
Hitmaka’s attorneys mentioned a pair of armed robbers had been apparently working with the alleged sufferer, whose title is Talia Tilley, and she or he’d been speaking with them all through the evening and in addition despatched them her location to coordinate the theft and assault.
Hitmaka additionally made it a degree to notice that Tilley is NOT, nor has she ever been, his girlfriend, however they had been acquaintances, as she’d been to his home in the previous.
Hitmaka mentioned he first grew suspicious after Tilley instructed they get in the new tub collectively, although it was four a.m. and 50 levels outdoors.
He mentioned whereas he declined Tilley’s request to get in the new tub, the 2 did share an intimate second, at which level Tilley “made a calculated, unprovoked attack” on him, “slapping and punching him repeatedly,” the assertion learn, including that he defended himself in opposition to the assault.
As Hitmaka was being assaulted, the safety alarm for his again door went off, and two armed assailants had been captured on his Ring doorbell digital camera leaping the fence into his yard, whereas a 3rd suspect acted as a lookout.
Fortunately, the robbers weren’t capable of get into the home as a result of the again door was secured by a heavy chain with a lock.
After the robbers realized they weren’t going to have the ability to get in by the again door, they tried to kick open his entrance door, however had been nonetheless unable to get into the home.
Hitmaka mentioned he later went by Tilley’s cellphone, and noticed that she’d been speaking with and sharing her location with an unknown one who was calling and texting her earlier than, throughout and after the tried dwelling invasion theft.
The assertion concluded: “Mr. Ward has provided this information and material, including videos and phone records, to the Los Angeles Police Department in the hopes that the perpetrators may be captured and brought to justice.”
In addition to the assertion from his legal professionals, Hitmaka additionally posted a private assertion in addition to some of the surveillance footage and screenshots exhibiting two of the suspects’ faces.
“On Saturday 4:30am three gunmen made an attempt on my life & home invasion,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’ve all of the surveillance footage which some I’m posting & additionally different proof wanted. I retained authorized [counsel] & determined that with this matter which I’m completely traumatized about that I have to let the reality out as media shops with out having correct information try to stain my character and popularity that I’ve spent my whole life constructing.
He continued: “I might’ve been murdered inside my dwelling on Saturday & I wish to take this time & thank all of my household, mates, & colleagues who’ve reached out relating to the matter sending love and constructive power.
“This footage could be very alarming to all my fellow folks in music & dwelling in los [angeles] space pls be secure and monitor who you permit in your private home. I made a vital mistake which might’ve costed my life THIS WOMAN WAS NOT MY GF EVER. I received’t dive additional into this & will let my legal professionals transfer ahead accordingly. Pls keep secure amidst these tragic instances not solely for myself however the complete world.”