Playboi Carti found guilty of punching bus driver in Scotland

The rapper denied assaulting the driver during an incident in February 2018

Playboi Carti has been found guilty of assault and causing damage to a tour bus, it has been reported.

The rapper, whose real name is Jordan Carter, was involved in an alleged incident in Gretna, Scotland in February 2018 when there were issues with his tour bus and a replacement was not felt to be up to his and his crew’s standards.

The original luxury bus suffered problems with the heating during Carti’s European tour and the heating would not work on a journey from Glasgow to London. When the bus stopped at Gretna Services on February 25, the driver could not repair the fault and a replacement was sent for with two drivers. 

Driver Alistair MacLeish told the court he saw Carti punch the driver of the first 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 said, according to the BBC

“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.”

Two of the rapper’s tour managers claimed Carti was acting “in self-defence” and the driver was “angry and agitated”.

Carti has been fined a total of £800; with £500 for assault and £300 for damages to the bus.