Joey Badass has been charged with assault while at the Falls Music Festival in Australia this past weekend. He allegedly punched a security guard who was asking for his credentials as he approached the stage. The man suffered a broken nose along with other facial injuries and was taken to the hospital. After the show the Pro Era rapper was arrested and taken into custody with a court date set for March 19th. His debut album B4.Da.$$ is currently set to drop on January 20th.

Source: Billboard

UPDATE: Statement from Joey’s camp via FADER.

“Joey can confirm that there was a misunderstanding with security at the Byron Falls Festival show, which resulted in charges being laid by NSW Police. After fully cooperating with Police, Joey was granted bail and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge.”

UPDATE 2: Malia Obama reps Pro Era.