A warrant has reportedly been issued for Offset’s arrest after he was accused of smashing a fan’s phone.
TMZ posted video footage of the rapper smacking Junior Gibbons’ phone out of his hand causing it to crack a week ago Monday.
The fan could be seen trying to take a video of the Migos star in a Target store, saying into the camera: “What up, Offset?”
The musician reportedly replied, “Get the f**k out of my face.”
Gibbons was said to have filed a police report Friday, before police issued a warrant.
TMZ reported the alleged crime was a felony because the phone, which was said to have shattered during the incident, was worth $800.
After the news emerged online, Offset posted in a since deleted tweet: “HARDEST THING I EVER DONE WAS BEING A BLACK MEN (TARGET) AND A RAPPER (TARGET) s**t is crazy !!! (sic)”
Offsets lawyer has since provided a statement to People. “Kiari Cephus [Offset’s legal name] is being exploited by a type of person looking for his 15 minutes of fame and eventual payday. This incident, which took place when he was trying to buy items for his youngest child, was not reported to the police for four days,” Drew Findling said.
“This so-called victim took to social media for an extended 15 minutes of fame. There has been no investigation, and nothing has been shown to indicate Mr. Cephus is the cause of any damage to this person’s property. This felony warrant is disgraceful and this case should be dismissed.”