A lawyer representing Atlanta rapper Offset is in communication with the Sandy Springs police on behalf of the rapper who is wanted on a felony criminal destruction of property charge. Sandy Springs police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that an arrest warrant was issued for the 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kiari Cephus.

The Migos rapper is wanted for smacking a cell phone out of a teenager's hand while shopping for electronics at a Target store on Thursday, April 25.

In the video footage, the fan named Junior Gibbons can be heard saying, "What up, Offset?," while live-streaming video for Instagram Stories. The rapper approached Gibbons and knocked the iPhone out of his hand.

Sandy Springs police say the misdemeanor charge was elevated to a felony because the broken cell phone is worth $800.

Offset took to Twitter to complain about his unfair treatment. In a now-deleted tweet, he wrote: "HARDEST THING I EVER DONE WAS BEING A BLACK MEN (TARGET) AND A RAPPER (TARGET) sh*t is crazy !!!"

Offset will likely turn himself in when he returns to Atlanta after attending the 2019 Billboard Awards with his wife, rapper Cardi B, 26, who won 7 Billboard Awards on Sunday.

Offset's attorney, Drew Findling, told Channel 2 Action News that his client is being exploited because he's a rich Black rap artist.

Findling said the arrest warrant is "disgraceful and should be dismissed."

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"Kiari Cephus is being exploited by the typical person looking for 15 minutes of fame and an extended payday. 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. 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."

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  • Junkanoo

    Both of these germlins need to be thrown into a dungeon and bricked in problem solved.

  • Lisa Left Eye

    He's a moron

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I want dem fake ABS dismissed !!!!!!!!!....... Dem shyts is thee Devil ... got nothing for this ingrate that don't know how to keep his limbs to himself .... https://media1.giphy.com/media/d34WXQsp6j2TcRGNHk/giphy.gif

  • joel adams

    Cephus, gone head and buy that kid a new phone!!!!
    Ain’t NOBODY boycotting Target on account of YOUR foolishness.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Man he GUILTY AF and now acting like he some targeted victim! Boy take your lil nasty lookn arse on somewhere and buy your trifling wife some new abs!!

  • BTweekin

    What Does Race Have To Do With It??? The White MMA Fighter Did The Same Thing Like A Month Ago & Got Charged. I Hate When People Try To Throw Race Into Everything.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Kanye Shrugging ALL THROUGH this post?????

    In other news... The 5 yr old boy thrown off 3rd floor at Mall of America shows NO sign of brain swelling or damage! ABSOLUTELY amazing!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I damn sure am NOT and will NOT!

  • Clopretty

    I hate when you can see the make up soaking into people's pores in pictures! That last picture, Cardi's makeup look all chalky.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I think her stomach looks like that because of liposuction and not going to the massage treatments after the procedure

  • Clopretty

    Lmao that's exactly what i was thinking! I was going to say her stomach area looked so damn weird. lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Me too

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Also in Other news, Supposedly R Kelly missed his April 23rd court date and the judge ruled in default. R Kellys lawyers said he missed the court date because he cant read... Like SERIOUSLY??? He STILL cant read??? TF is wrong with him?? https://media2.giphy.com/media/229FaVc1u5wVaSJDFf/giphy.gif

  • Dowoop

    Yes he's foolish but I don't think he meant (TARGET) as in the store Target.

  • Dowoop

    So none of his dumbass lawyers could read it to him? Dumb and dumber.

  • Topic Influencer

    His tribe of hoes either apparently

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He cant SERIOUSLY be using that SAME excuse for 25 yrs!

  • Dowoop

    ?????So it should dumb, dumber and dumbest you say in.

  • Chicagowise

    That is wonderful news!

  • Chicagowise

    He's a bigtime rapper. Married to discount Cher, without the c, and shops for electronics at Target? LMAO! ?

  • XoXo

    And but her some drawers while he’s at it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Need to go back and get her damn change as my daddy say !!!

  • XoXo

    That’s due to going to bed with makeup still on.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    What yall think about this?

    At one high school in Texas, parents can’t just roll out of bed in the morning to drop off their kids anymore.

    James Madison High School in Houston has implemented a dress code targeted toward parents that has riled some people up.

    Principal Carlotta Outley Brown wrote in a letter earlier this month to parents that they cannot enter school grounds while wearing pajamas or revealing clothing. The school is also prohibiting parents from wearing leggings, sagging pants, low-rider shorts, short dresses and low-cut tops. Women can’t wear a satin cap, hair curlers, shower cap or bonnet on their heads.

    The new policy was implemented “to prepare our children and let them know daily, the appropriate attire they are supposed to wear when entering a building, going somewhere, applying for a job, or visiting someone outside of the home setting,” Outley Brown said.

    The guidelines follow reports that a mother was not allowed to enroll her daughter at Madison High School because she showed up wearing a T-shirt dress and a head scarf.

    However, some parents don’t agree with the new rules.

    Rosemary Young was handed a copy of the new parental dress code when she wore a satin cap to pick up her son from the school. She said she was in a hurry because her younger son had broke his arm earlier.

    “It doesn’t matter how a parent should come,” Young told CNN affiliate KTRK. “If we come here belligerent, out of control, things of that nature, that’s what you have the police for, but what I wear should never be an issue. I’m not revealing. I’m not doing anything. I don’t have any weapons.”

    Zeph Capo, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, also thinks the school went too far.

    “Having body parts exposed is one thing. Turning someone away because their hair’s in rollers … is a little ridiculous,” Capo told CNN. “This is an issue of a principal issuing a dictatorial edict rather than having substantive conversation.”

    “Some of that stuff seems a little classist,” Capo added.

  • 100milesperhour

    Here's a thought, control your damn self. The phone wasn't put in his face or anywhere near him. Are you only allowed to be video'd coming out the club, an award show, or otherwise flossing? Your wife filmed you simulating a sex act w/her & posted it. Shut up scrub. Was the baby item you purchased not for your baby?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    All he had to do was walk by the child. That's all. Now he will likely add this to his upcoming court case. Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    All he had to do was walk by the child. That's all. Now he will likely add this to his upcoming court case. Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.

  • U gon learn today

    I’m all for it! These raggedy parents who possess no professional etiquette or even basic dignity when it comes to their own conduct and appearance have to realize that its not just about them...its about the impression they leave on other kids too. We need to dress appropriately when we enter schools, businesses and church at the very minimum. Be raggedy and downtrodden on your own time, lol.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ain't no excuse for that cat ... hell he keep somebody around him ... old man in a complex where I use to stay ... couldn't read would come to my crib to read some bills for him ... that ninja so full of shyt . Periodt (Kellz) again playing da damn victim !!!.... he has no excuse anymore ...... Piece of shyt he is despite that he can't read .... what a fawktard!!!! https://media3.giphy.com/media/zzxbw9ccnXKUw/giphy.gif

  • 2gr8ful

    God is good!!

  • 2gr8ful

    You would think a celebrity like himself would have his items personally delivered to his house but hey if you decide to go out in public he should have known how fans are. I honestly think the teenager should have asked but it gives Offset no right to knock the phone out of his hands. He should have paid for the phone right then and there apologize and keep it moving. I am not a celebrity and I hate when friends and others livestream every event for facebook or snapchat next thing you all up in someone’s newsfeed smh. Live in the moment enjoy the moment and stop trying to get “likes” by videos and tags geesh.

  • GAPeach

    My neighbor walks her kids to the bus stop barefoot, with a housecoat on, and a bonnet most days. I feel so bad for them. That would have embarrassed the mess out of me.

    As far as this school, I understand their position, and have no problem with it. If I have to go to the school, I always make sure I'm looking nice. I'm not about to be out here in these streets looking crazy.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Exactly.... Who the hell he think he is. Shiiiid he better be greatfull cause in a few years or less they will be null and void just like past boy groups... Just ask Raz B!

  • Ni Ni

    It needs to be done.
    ???

  • Ni Ni

    What he got to read. Cant the lawyers read for him like they been doin?

  • Ni Ni

    I like that. This cat is Cephus to me from now on.

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • Yup, I said it

    Yes it tee's me off when people film or live stream me. But you cant just be slapping phones out of peoples hands. If they let him get away with this it would set a dangerous precident. People would start getting physical and slapping phones out of peoples hands just because they THINK youre filming them or their man or their kids or their mama etc. Somebody would get shot. Plus Offset has an issue with attacking fans and paparrazi and people who make him mad. He needs to learn some self control.

  • Kimberly King

    One word: GUILTY.

    And what is wrong with Cardi ? Everything looks off about her body and face.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Wonder who did he hire...Phaedra?

  • WhoKnew

    Still ugly as brown gravy with the bubbles when the flour hasn't mixed all the way in.
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/l41m2GZsZdZohqmje/giphy.gif

  • ClaireHuxtable

    It takes 30 seconds to take the curlers outta yo head.
    If your don't care about you then care about your child. No kld wants to see their parents in public with Scooby Doo Pjs.

  • Ghost

    Cardi B is outshining him! ?? so ANYTHING in the news about him is SOME publicity ??

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Oh....

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Oh....

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    Those hoes he got by his side can read

  • Andrea Williams

    LMAO..........#DEAD

  • Zeta1920

    Ambulance chaser Gloria Alred probably...

  • abby500

    He looks like a roach and she looks like she smells like month old milk.

  • Heat2Hot

    Many people are fascinated by celebrities and will pull out a cell phone and start recording when they encounter one. If Offset can't handle this then he should find another line of work. Fans don't think about privacy. They're caught up in the moment. If Offset was smart, he would have greeted the fan, shook his hand and showed that he was approachable and down to earth. "Offset is so cool! He stopped to talk to me!" One kind 10 second interaction could have gone viral and made him even more popular with his fan base yet he chose to be a jackasz.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    His mom should have filed charges, and he owes the kid a new phone! Any celebrity would face charges because property was damaged!

    This isn’t about race or being a target, but STUPIDITY!

    I’m sure, it’s frustrating to have a wife that’s eclipsing you on your best day, can’t cheat on her right now, and you’re not Travis Scott!

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Exactly! He looking for attention

  • tintin

    Just give the boy 10k and call it a day

  • Nonya Bizness

    Awful Plastic Surgery. Her stomach is mottled like she had LipoSculpture and not just Liposuction. She's too young to mess with her face but it's too late now.

  • Queen B

    I love Offset but he's wrong as hell. The kid didn't even want to press charges he just wanted a new phone but of course the precinct did it bc of the price. This kid didn't approach him nor did he invade his space. If anything it was the other way around bc Offset didn't have to approach him

  • Nathan Hastings

    Lock him up!

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Wussup with Cardi's Abs???

    Too much of that lazer shrunk tummy surgery.... If it weren't for the abs I would have not guessed it is Cardi but Nicki back when she was with Safaree

  • Karen Brady

    ?

  • Karen Brady

    Love it...people gross me out in the grocery store with their dirty pajamas, slides with filthy socks and dirty bonnets and scarves.

  • Kimberly King

    The liquor, drugs and hard life already made her look old. She looks way older than 25 or however old they say she is.

  • Karen Brady

    Discount Cher???

  • Karen Brady

    ?

  • Chicagowise

    Yes. Without the C = her. ?

  • Stacey J

    I'm sorry but if you've watched the video you know Offset was wrong as hell. The boy didn't even approach him...all he was doing was standing off to the side and said "Hey"...he didn't rush Offset or nothing. Offset should be apologizing to the boy for over reacting and smashing his phone.

  • jay

    I guess sometimes you just want to be normal.People are always staring an shit. Its rude. You not Tmz why you taking pictures an filming ?

  • jay

    I guess sometimes you just want to be normal.People are always staring an shit. Its rude. You not Tmz why you taking pictures an filming ?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    The Law is involved! Hes in violation! Won be that easy!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    He looks like he wreaks of black & Mild smoke and butt. And she looks like she smells like old tuna and perfume!

  • wigmon68

    The victim is not required to press charges if a resolution is found.

  • Vonda K

    His picture scared me. I scrolled down real fast.
    I did not know man was so homely?
    Or maybe he purposefully makes himself look hard to enforce his street cred?
    Whew Chile!

  • Michelle Peele

    U just took me back to my days of trying to make gravy!!! LMAO!!!

  • missmiami305

    So tired of douchebag and his wife.

  • missmiami305

    She walking around looking like an entire fool lol.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lololo I remember those days....lumps and all

  • Alextra Ballard

    My wimmenz intuition tells me that Retardi is more into Offcentered than he’s into her. But he’s gonna continue to fake it

  • Michelle Peele

    U know u got to get them pan drippings and the flour the right color. Bet not pour that liquid on and find that the gravy is white...not in my house! Lol

  • Marlika

    I agree with his lawyer?????

    That pic 2nd pic of them about to kiss make me want to ??. She looks disgusting! Lord know where this gutter rats mouth lick and sucked on.

  • Marlika

    I agree with his lawyer?????

    That pic 2nd pic of them about to kiss make me want to ??. She looks disgusting! Lord know where this gutter rats mouth lick and sucked on.

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    I want to take a Mr Clean magic eraser to his face and neck ???

  • Logan Roberts

    I wish Upset & his companion go away forever. Sincerely management.