An arrest warrant has been issued for Migos rapper Offset.
News of the case broke Thursday, a little over a week after the hip-hop star allegedly smashed a fan’s iPhone during a shopping trip at Target in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
In a video of the incident obtained by TMZ, the “Bad and Boujee” rapper (real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus) appears to smack the device out of the fan’s hands, causing it to shatter on the ground. Offset was upset that the 18-year-old man — Richard Andrew “Junior” Gibbons — was trying to record him shopping and told Gibbons at one point to “get the f–k out of my face.”
The damaged phone was worth $800, so Offset has been charged with criminal damage of property in the second degree, a felony. The threshold for felony damage to property in Georgia is $500.
Sandy Springs Sgt. Sam Worsham said in a statement to the media Thursday that Offset “has not turned himself in.”
As for Offset, he tweeted and then deleted his thoughts about the situation, writing: “HARDEST THING I EVER DONE WAS BEING A BLACK MEN (TARGET) AND A RAPPER (TARGET) sh-t is crazy!!!”
This isn’t Offset’s first run-in with the law. On Tuesday, April 23 it came to light that back in February, prosecutors in Georgia’s Clayton County filed a felony charge of firearms possession by a convicted felon, along with two misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and an improper lane change against the rapper in relation to a July 2018 arrest.
The Georgia native has accrued other infractions throughout the years, including probation violation, battery, and driving with a suspended license, to name a few charges.