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New York rapper Dave East has turned himself into law enforcement. Reports claim the hip-hop artist is accused of attacking a 28-year-old man in the Big Apple over the summer.

According to reports, East surrendered to cops Tuesday (October 2) and received a misdemeanor assault charge for assaulting alleged victim Joel Rosario in July while leaving a cruise.

Rosario claims he had no arguments or altercations with East on the cruise and has no idea why he was attacked. He was treated for a laceration above his left eye.
Our sources say Rosario didn’t even know who East was — police only ID’d the rapper after investigating the incident. East was charged and released. He’s due back in court in December. (TMZ)

The rapper’s legal muscle has since issued a statement addressing the situation.

We reached out to East’s attorney, Stacey Richman, who tells TMZ … “We appeared as requested at the police precinct and we look forward to reviewing the criminal court complaint and investigating. My client is an absolute gentleman.” (TMZ)

East is currently gearing up for the release of his Styles P joint album Beloved.

Last month, Dave delivered a big shout-out to fellow Harlem native Ma$e.