Charges Against Offset for Phone-Smashing Incident Have Been Dropped


The Fulton County District Attorney's Office confirmed to Billboard on Thursday (May 30) that Offset won't be charged for allegedly smacking an iPhone out of a fan's hands while shopping at the Sandy Springs, Ga., Target store in April.

A felony arrest warrant was previously issued for the matter against Offset (real name: Kiari Cephus) at the top of May. The DA's office also backed up claims made in reports that Offset had settled the matter out of court with the alleged victim, Junior Gibbons.

Gibbons relayed to TMZ that he wanted the Migos rapper to replace the phone, which happened to be his main motive in filing a police report rather than seeing Offset handcuffed. The felony label was only smacked on because of the phone's dollar value.

In the clip that quickly began making the rounds online, Offset allegedly told Gibbons, "Get the fuck out of my face." He then went on to take a swipe down at the phone on his way out after purchasing a stroller, which sent the iPhone 8 device crashing to the ground.

Billboard has reached out to Offset's lawyer for additional comment.