A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie might be riding high right now after his latest project HOODIE SZN debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but the New York rapper and his camp could be in some hot water as well—if a sneaker reseller is to be believed. 19-year old Alex Boro has accused A Boogie of scamming him for over 50 pairs of sneakers.
Boro, who claims to have made around $300,000 from his reselling business in 2018 alone, boasts an impressive clientele for such a young age. Other customers he has dealt with in the past include Offset, Lil Uzi Vert, Murda Beatz, French Montana, Quavo, and more. On Jan. 28, he took to Twitter to recount the events that had taken place over the past couple of months between Boro and the A Boogie's assistant, Sal.
"In February 2018, almost exactly a year ago, I got a call from Sal, claiming to be A Boogie's assistant," one tweet reads. "Sal Facetimed me with A Boogie expressing his interest doing business with me, promising shout outs and other benefits if I can hook him up with some shoes for a good price. He gave me a list of sneakers to get for him, A Boogie, and for A Boogie's mother."
The reseller claims he has dealt with plenty of A Boogie's friends before, so he agreed to the deal that would include around $10,000 worth of sneakers. According to Boro, pairs included Off-White x Air Max 97s, Pharrell x Adidas NMD Human Races for his mother, Yeezy 350 V2s in the "Frozen Yellow" and "Beluga" colorways for his friends, and a variety of Air Jordan 11s.
After agreeing on the pairs, Boro says that he drove to the 24-year old rapper's New Jersey home to drop them off. He would leave the car full of sneakers at the home, but meet up with Sal and company at the artist's studio roughly 40 minutes away, where he was allegedly supposed to be paid. He was told by Sal that he did not have cash on him to pay him at that time, but he would wire him the money the following day. Months went by and Boro has lost contact with Sal. Eventually, he saw A Boogie and Sal flaunting the pairs that still had not been paid for on Instagram.
Earlier this month, still having allegedly receiving no payment, Boro was contacted by A Boogie apologizing and saying he was unaware of the situation. Sal has echoed that the rapper was unaware of the sneaker situation. According to Boro, Sal blocked his number following his conversation with A Boogie and he has still not been paid $10,000 or been returned the sneakers. Sal has denied all claims being made against him, but wished to not be quoted for this story.
Today, the Bronx rapper addressed the situation via his Instagram story stating, "Sneaky business went down behind my back with an assistant that was just fired because of the situation. Sorry to the sneaker kid [Boro], who is blaming it on me. I was going to help him, but he exposed information about me, which made me change my mind." He continued by saying he would give Boro the money he is owed when he returns to New York next week. "I'll take care of the mistake$ he made, but I want him to clarify that I never did business with him at all. It was all bad sidework from a person I had working for me."
This is apparently not the first time that transactions with rappers have gone awry for Boro. Back in September 2018, he called out Lil Uzi Vert's manager for scamming him out of Yeezy Boost 700s and multiple pairs from the orignal Off-White x Nike "The Ten" collection.
"Fame makes these artists feel invincible. The artists see me as a kid that they can take advantage of for free shoes and they think nothing will happen to them because they are too famous, or because I look like a little kid that I will not do anything," Boro told Complex. "I was taught to stand up for myself. Stealing is not right, no matter who the person is. If I see foul business being conducted, I will call it out."
A Boogie's representative have not responded to Complex's request for comment at this time.