According to a police report, 25-year-old rapper Rich Homie Quan, who is best known for his radio hit “Type of Way,” wanted to get into LIV at the Fontainebleau, early Monday morning. He and his entourage tried to enter the club through a back VIP door, but were informed by a security guard that the club had reached capacity. That security guard, Christian Cajigas, then denied them entrance.
The security guard’s lawyer, Joshua Hertz, said the rapper wanted celebrity treatment. “The club was at capacity and he told him he had to go around the front and wait like everybody else and that’s when this rapper who thought that he was above the law, that he’s not the average person and he could get in anyway he wanted to,” Hertz said.
According to a police report, Rich Homie Quan responded by name-dropping a Florida music artist, Flo Rida. The rapper then reportedly threatened to rush through the VIP entrance. “I’m Rich Homie Quan and I’m a rich millionaire, (expletive). I’m coming through these doors. I’m with Flo Rida,” Rich Homie Quan said, according to the report.
Cajigas told police that Rich Homie Quan landed at least two punches to his face. Photos show Cajigas with a busted nose and bloodied lip. According to Cajigas, some of Rich Homie Quan’s entourage also joined the scuffle. Hertz clarified that he believes Rich Homie Quan initiated the fight. “The rapper was the first person to throw a punch. He’s the one that him right there in the nose. Square in the nose,” Hertz said.
Police said Rich Homie Quan and his group then ran across Collins Avenue to an awaiting boat. The speedboat was docked, but quickly sailed away. Cajigas was left at LIV with his injuries. “My client’s injuries are to the nose. He’s not sure, but he may have a broken nose. He has cuts and bruises to his face, back of his head and he has chips from his front teeth,” Hertz said.
The rapper posted a photo to Instagram Sunday evening, but has not been seen in public since the incident. Miami Beach Police are investigating and said they want to speak to him on a possible battery charge.