Atlanta rapper Offset’s attorney is speaking out. The hip-hop star’s legal muscle Drew Findling has addressed a reported arrest warrant for the Migos member.
According to Findling, he believes the incident’s victim is dragging Off for clout.
“Kiari Cephus 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,” Offset’s attorney Drew Findling tells PEOPLE exclusively. “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.” (People)
According to Thursday reports, Georgia police issued a warrant for an incident where Off allegedly took a phone out of someone’s possession.
The incident happened last week at a Target in Sandy Springs, a suburb of Atlanta, when Offset damaged the phone of someone who claimed to be a fan, police said. The police report lists the iPhone’s value at $800.Sandy Springs police is charging Offset — whose real name is Kiari Cephus — with criminal damage to property, a felony, said police Sgt. Sam Worsham. (CNN)
The incident allegedly went down last week at a Sandy Springs, Georgia Target store.
The fan said, “What up, Offset?” and that set Offset off. Offset said, “Get the f*** out of my face.” The video the guy, Junior Gibbons, shot shows Offset then smack the phone out of his hand. The instrument crashed to the ground and broke, shattering the screen. (TMZ)
Last Sunday, Off shared a baby pic of himself alongside his dad and admitted they had not seen each other in years.