Shuttered Las Vegas Gentlemen’s Club Sues Rapper Blueface
Posted on: January 11, 2023, 01:16 am.
Last updated on: January 11, 2023, 01:25.
A Las Vegas gentlemen’s club has filed a lawsuit against rapper Blueface for his involvement in an October 2022 assault that resulted in the business closing, according to KLAS-TV, the first to see court documents.
Rapper Blueface poses for a mug shot after his arrest for attempted murder on November 15, 2022. (Image: LVMPD)
The owner of the Euphoric Gentlemen’s Club, on Windy Road, one block south of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, is seeking more than $15,000 in damages.
“As a direct result of [Blueface’s] negligence, willful and/or reckless conduct, the club’s licenses were revoked,” said the lawsuit filed by the club’s lawyers on December 29.
What We Know
Surveillance footage allegedly showed Blueface talking to the victim before the shooting, which happened around 4 a.m. on Oct. 8. The victim said he made a bad joke about Blueface “talking to several females in a vacant vehicle,” the documents said.
An argument erupted into shots fired at the victim’s truck. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the hand.
On Nov. 15, Blueface, 25 — whose real name is Johnathan Porter — was arrested for attempted murder with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into an unoccupied structure.
Blueface pleaded not guilty and was released on $50,000 bail. A hearing in his criminal case is set for January 24. His attorney, Lisa Rasmussen, said she looks forward to fighting the charge in court.
We think that when all the evidence comes out in court, it will be clear that the way he is accused is not necessarily consistent with what appears to have actually happened,” Rasmussen told KLAS.
In December, the club owner released the following statement on Instagram: “The beautiful girls of @euphoric_lasvegas would like to thank the entire country for rocking with us in Las Vegas. We put together a dynasty in such a short time, but sad to announce that @euphoric_lasvegas will not be reopening. Unfortunately, Mr. @bluefasebabyy decided to bring gang related activities to our establishment and put all our girls out of business.
Blueface is known to hip-hop fans for his hit “Thotiana,” which Billboard magazine ranked as the 26th best song of 2019. To authorities, he is known for a rap sheet that includes two separate gun possession arrests in February 2022 and 2019. according to TMZ. The 2019 charge was eventually dropped.
In November 2018, he was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the New York Times, after allegedly being the victim of a robbery.
An arrest warrant was also issued for Blueface in 2021 for his alleged involvement in a brutal attack on a bouncer who allegedly denied him entry to a club in LA’s San Fernando Valley.
In the days following the October 2022 shoot, Blueface posted a clip on his Instagram page from the music video for his song “Better Days 2 (Pain In The Ghetto)”. It showed the rapper in prison wearing an orange jumpsuit.