Offset alleges Chris Brown doesn't have any interest in actually fighting him, despite the singer's social media posts making contrary claims
Days after the two musical artists began exchanging heated words on social media over the fact that Brown shared a meme that appeared to make light of the fact that 21 Savage was taken into custody by ICE — with Brown even telling Offset “fight me” — the “Drip” rapper accused the singer of trying to privately resolve their issues behind the scenes.
“I ain’t really have too much rap for you on this social media s— but since that’s where you wanna take it tell the people why you had your management reach out to squash the s—!” Offset wrote in an Instagram Story post shared on Thursday.
“Check my record and check yours only people you go toe to toe with is women,” the rapper added, seemingly referencing the February 2009 incident when Brown physically assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna the night before the Grammy Awards.
Continuing, the Migos rapper added, “Oh and btw Ima smack the s— out of you when I see you!”
According to Complex, shortly after Offset posted the accusatory message, Brown shared a series of since-deleted screenshots that allegedly showed a number of direct messages between him and the Migos member.
In the screenshots, which were uploaded by The Shade Room, Brown appeared to give Offset his address, telling him he would be home by 4. However, Offset wrote “police” alongside a corresponding emoji and later wrote that he wouldn’t be “coming to yo house.”
The social media spat began earlier this week, when Offset appeared to defend 21 Savage by telling people to stop making fun of the British-born rapper.
The comment promptly ignited a feud between the artists as Brown responded with “F— you lil boy.”
“Better worry about what u got going and focus on ‘you.’ All this cap on IG is whats lame,” Brown continued. “Sensitive ass n—. Call me personally. U want some clout when all u gotta do is pull up. No camera no flexing and all at!!!”
“If you a real man fight me. Oh and another thing, suck my d—,” Brown added.
Offset later responded to Brown’s message on his Instagram Stories writing, “Coke head don’t want [smoke emoji].”
The post has since been deleted.
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In a statement released Tuesday, 21 Savage’s legal team addressed the claims that the rapper overstayed his visa and the fan speculation that he was targeted due to a recent anti-ICE rap.
“Many have speculated as to possible ulterior motives for his arrest and detention, including that he released music five days prior to his arrest by ICE, which included new lyrics condemning the behavior of immigration officials for their detention of children at the border,” reads the statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph was born in the United Kingdom. Mr. Abraham-Joseph arrived legally in the United States at the age of 7,” the statement explained. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been continuously physically present in the United States for almost 20 years, except for a brief visit abroad. Unfortunately, in 2006 Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s legal status expired through no fault of his own.”
His lawyers argued that he should be considered a Dreamer, the name used to describe children who were brought to this country illegally by their parents and were offered visas under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy.
His legal team went on to argue 21 Savage “has no criminal convictions or charges under state or federal law and is free to seek relief from removal in immigration court.”
At this time, 21 Savage is being held without bond. However, “by statute, bond should be granted by ICE when there is no flight risk or a danger to the community,” according to his lawyers.