Last year, a celebrity jeweler accused Offset of stealing nearly $400,000 worth of jewelry.
Now, the rapper who makes up one-third members of the Hip-Hop trio Migos is clearing his name.
Guven’s Fine Jewelry previously sued Offset for allegedly taking the jewelry without paying for it.
Offset has now filed paperwork requesting more time from the judge—on the day that they were scheduled for a default judgment in the case in court—to respond to the jeweler’s initial case against him, Bossip, who obtained the documents, reports.
“Despite the claims of the opposing party, Mr. Cephus [Offset] did not breach a contract,” Offset’s lawyer Just Spizman said in a statement to Bossip. “There was no contract. We are hopeful the trial court will give us the opportunity to allow a jury to determine these outstanding issues.”
Offset, and his legal team insists that the musician didn’t accept each piece of jewelry that Guven’s claims and even returned a $140,000 18-carat white gold tennis bracelet.
Offset says he bought an SUV for the jeweler who held the title as collateral due to the before-mentioned unpaid jewelry.
In addition, Offset insists there was never even a written contract for their deal. He also says that Guven’s never even properly served him with a lawsuit. The complaint claims that Guven’s sent their lawsuit to Offset’s home in Atlanta, even though they knew he moved to Los Angeles with his wife, Cardi B.
The jewelry Guven’s insists Offset accepted without payment include a platinum diamond necklace with emerald cut diamonds that was appraised at nearly $95,000, an 18 karat gold tennis bracelet with 27 round shaped diamonds worth $140,000 and a platinum tennis bracelet with an emerald cut diamond valued at nearly $40,000. In total, Guven’s alleges that Offset owes $359,490. As a result, they sued Offset for breach of contract and more.
Guven’s complaint also says representatives for the company reached out to Offset last June demanding payment but was ignored. But in Offset’s documents, he insists he wasn’t made aware of the lawsuit until his mom called him last week after she discovered the lawsuit while looking up another lawsuit.