Quavo’s lawyer speaks out as NYPD reportedly gathers evidence in jewellery fight

A jeweller has accused the rapper of assault and robbery at a post-Grammys party.

February 09, 2018
Quavo’s lawyer speaks out as NYPD reportedly gathers evidence in jewellery fight Quavo of Migos performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017. October 6, 2017.   Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

Last week, Quavo was accused by a New York jeweller of assault and robbery at a Grammys afterparty. On Friday, TMZ reported that the NYPD has told Quavo's attorney, Drew Findling, that the department has "enough evidence" to arrest the Migos rapper.

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Eric The Jeweler claimed that Quavo (real name Quavious Marshall) attacked him on January 29 at 4:30 a.m. at the New York club 1Oak, after he tried to get the rapper to pay a $10,000 bill. Eric claims that Quavo and another person beat him and stole $30,000 worth of jewelery.

TMZ says no arrests have been made, "but it's only a matter of time." Findling told the site his client is innocent, and being unfairly targeted. "This is yet another example of a young African-American hip hop star potentially being treated unfairly by the criminal justice system," he said. When reached by Complex, the NYPD said "an investigation remains ongoing."

The NYPD echoed that information in another statement when The FADER reached out: "There are no arrests, no warrant for Marshall and the investigation is ongoing."

The FADER has reached out to Quavo's representatives and attorney for comment.

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