I’m sure the term invasion of privacy is more than just an album title at Offset and Cardi B’s house because they don’t play any games when it comes to fans trying to film them without their consent. Well, maybe not so much Cardi, who will jump in front of a camera like she’s Superman stopping a speeding train. Offset, on the other hand, not so much. And in a fighting style that he must have learned from fellow “Don’t Film Me!” Kung Fu master Conor McGregor, Offset is now in trouble with the law for attacking a fan’s phone after slapping it out of his hand at an Atlanta area Target.
The drama all started last week when, according to AJC, Offset (government name: Kiari Cephus) was at a Target in the city of Sandy Springs, which is about thirty minutes outside of Atlanta. While in the self checkout line, an excited fan named Junior Gibbons began recording Offset without his knowledge and that’s when Offset introduced himself with the hundred hand slap from Street Fighter by knocking the phone right out of his hand. Junior was devastated!
“When he put his hands up, I thought he was gonna throw up some gang signs or something, but he ended up just smacking my phone down,” he said. “He didn’t really have to smack my phone like that.”
Here’s the video:
— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) May 2, 2019
On Thursday, TMZ reported that a felony warrant was issued for Offset’s arrest primarily because the monetary threshold for felony charges starts at $800, which is the estimated cost of Junior’s phone. And although Junior has expressed that he doesn’t want Offset to go to jail, he does want him to pay for a new phone. However, Offset’s lawyer Drew Findling smells the familiar scent of bullshit in the air and is calling Junior out for being a fame whore trying to use this incident to get his own fifteen minutes of fame at Offset’s expense.
“This incident, which took place as Mr. Cephus was simply trying to buy items for his youngest child, was not reported to police for 4 days,” the statement continued. “This so-called ‘Victim’ instead took to social media for an extended 15 minutes of fame. There has been absolutely no investigation and nothing has been shown to indicate Mr. Cephus is the cause of any damage to this person’s property. The felony warrant is disgraceful and should be dismissed immediately.”
I wish these celebrities would learn to stop destroying their fans property when they discover them being sneaky and filming them. They might as well just go ahead and introduce the backs of their hands to the side of their faces since more than likely they’re going to get sued anyway. Hey, if you’re going to court for assault you may as well make it count and EARN that lawsuit!