Rapper Blueface, known for his multifaceted career and frequent online presence, has been ordered by a judge to pay $13 million in damages stemming from a 2022 shooting incident at a Las Vegas strip club. Legal documents obtained by TMZ Hip Hop reveal that the court found him guilty of causing harm to the Euphoric Gentlemen’s Club, which subsequently filed a lawsuit against the California-based artist, resulting in the recent summary judgment in their favor.
In addition to the substantial monetary penalty, Blueface received probation as part of his sentence. This outcome can be considered favorable, considering the gravity of the case. However, the rapper was notably absent during the proceedings and did not challenge the motion. Furthermore, there is no indication in the civil case documents that he had legal representation, leaving his potential course of action uncertain.
The damages awarded encompass various elements, with the majority, approximately $12.9 million, allocated to compensate for lost revenue incurred by the club. The rapper is also liable for $198,000 in lease damages, $84,000 in payroll expenses for the club’s staff following its closure in November of the previous year, and additional associated costs. The verdict imposes a substantial financial responsibility on the 26-year-old artist, addressing numerous aspects of the case following his guilty verdict.
Notably, Blueface secured a suspended sentence as part of his plea deal, resulting in a three-year probationary period and avoiding incarceration as long as he adheres to proper conduct. It remains to be seen how the rapper will react to this legal development, and whether he will choose to pursue any legal recourse.