Brax, a Chicago rapper, rapper and producer, is facing allegations that he sexually abused a child, and that he may have been complicit in his own abuse.
Brax has since made several public statements, saying he wants to “make history” in the rap game.
Bra x also is one of the most-streamed rappers on Twitter, and is a frequent speaker at major music festivals.
He has been a fixture at music festivals, appearing in many of the major music events like Coachella, Coachelface and Coachello.
The Chicago rapper has also been a spokesperson for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Braxton was arrested on November 12 for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy in a hotel room, police said.
“The accused made contact with the victim, who said he was sexually assaulted by Brax on January 1, 2017,” the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
The statement did not provide further details.
On January 6, 2017, the Chicago police Department said it was “aware of an allegation of sexual assault by BraX.”
Brax was released from jail on bail and will be back in court on March 19.
“As soon as the allegations are investigated, we will take the appropriate action,” the statement continued.
Braxt has since spoken out about the allegations, including on Twitter and in an Instagram post that was taken down shortly after it was posted.
“I have never been in trouble, and I am proud of my record of success and accomplishments,” Brax wrote.
“And to my victims, I want to be very clear that this is a personal attack and I apologize for the hurt.
I am a good person and I do love my family and my friends.”
Braxton has also worked as a motivational speaker, according to Billboard.
The singer has also hosted a radio show on Beats 1 called “The Brax Podcast,” where he also has worked as an announcer.
He’s currently touring across the U.S. in support of his album, “Brax Raps,” which was released in January 2018.
Braxx has also become a regular face at major concerts, like Coaches Camp, Lollapalooza, Coheed and Cambria and Lollapolooza.
The rapper’s publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
He is scheduled to appear in court in Chicago on March 14, 2018.
“We are extremely saddened to hear of the allegations made against Brax and are cooperating with law enforcement to investigate the matter,” the Chicago Police Department said in the statement.
“Braxx is currently in the process of being removed from the Coachellas Coachelo festival.
We will continue to update the public about this case as it develops.”
Braxt is scheduled for a January 20 court appearance.
“All of us at Brax are deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the horrific nature of these allegations,” the rapper’s manager, Michael Mardis, said in an email to The Associated Press.
“Brax is an incredible artist and his music is a source of inspiration to millions of people around the world.
We have faith that he will return to the music scene to perform and help make a difference in the world.”
The Associated the singer was also the subject of an investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reported that Brax “is accused of molesting a minor at a hotel in 2009 and a separate incident in 2015.”
The Chicago police department confirmed to ABC News that Braxt was the subject, but did not say if the investigation is ongoing.
“At this time, we have no further comment,” Chicago Police spokesman Paul Browne told ABC News.
“Anyone who has information regarding the alleged sexual abuse of a minor or any other misconduct of this nature is encouraged to contact Chicago police,” he said.
BraX also is the subject in the ongoing lawsuit against rapper Fetty Wap, who is also facing multiple sexual abuse allegations.
The lawsuit was filed in the Cook and Marshall courts of Cook County on March 1, 2018 by a former client of the rapper.
In the suit, filed by the former client, Brax alleges that he assaulted the client at a bar in Chicago in 2014.
The accuser, identified only as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, told the court that BraX “pulled her hair, pinned her down against a wall and made lewd comments.”
“She told me he had sexual intercourse with her and forced her to perform oral sex,” the lawsuit stated.
The allegations were allegedly made during a domestic dispute in 2015.
“Jane Doe alleges that when she refused to perform sexual acts, BraX grabbed her breasts and put them against his face and genitals,” the suit states.
The alleged abuse occurred while Brax is on tour in 2015, and he allegedly raped the woman in the hotel room.
“Fetty Waps, a member of the hip-hop collective