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Rapper Lil Twist pleads not guilty to assault charges in Miracle Mile brawl

Rapper Lil Twist pleads not guilty to assault and battery charges in connection with 2014 brawl

Rapper Lil Twist, best known for being pop star Justin Bieber’s close friend, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of attacking a man who kicked him out of a house party in the Miracle Mile in November.

Lil Twist, whose real name is Christopher Lynn Moore, is facing criminal charges in connection with punching a man in the face at least twice after he was asked to leave a party on Nov. 7 in the 300 block of Hauser Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

He is charged with making criminal threats, first-degree burglary, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft and misdemeanor battery.

According to prosecutors, Lil Twist left the party after punching and threatening the man.

But he returned 30 minutes later. This time, Lil Twist was accompanied by four others and a fight ensued.

At some point during the fight, some of the victim’s belongings were stolen.

After the fight ended, the victim was taken to an area hospital for his injuries.

The brawl wasn’t Lil Twist's first run-in with the law.

In 2013, he was arrested on suspicion of driving while high, police said. He was driving Bieber’s chrome Fisker Karma when police pulled him over for speeding in a Calabasas neighborhood near the pop star’s home.

Prosecutors declined to file DUI charges against him due to insufficient evidence, according to district attorney spokesman Greg Risling.

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