Last week, Lil Baby was trending online, after showing off what was a $400,000 40th anniversary Patek Philippe watch. Soon, a fake watch busters Instagram feed, exposed Baby, for having a replica. Soon, the Atlanta rapper called out Rafaello and Co., for selling the fake watch to him.
“Now @rafaelloandco y’all Kno better then to sell ME of all people a FAKE Or anything that could be called a FAKE! I stand on my name the same way y’all should! Ain’t no such thing as a mistake when that money involved!! Don’t Fuccin Play Wit me Cause when I’m on that I’m on that #ansameforyoupussyassn*ggas #dontplaywitbaby.”
Many believed that Rafaello and Co. would lose a huge amount of their clientele after this incident and now, are issuing an apology, in a statement, to XXL. They even went to the point of refunding Baby, and giving him four iced out rings for free.
“We do stand on our name just like he does that’s why today he got those four rings for free and his money back because we didn’t do our homework on the watch and we take full responsibility for that. But it didn’t happen intentionally and he knows that for a fact. Everyone that knows me knows that I don’t play games when it comes to my brand and especially my client’s brands.
I personally want to apologize to @lilbaby for not doing my due diligence when selling him the Patek watch. I should have inspected the watch after purchasing it from the dealer. I take full responsibility for not doing my job properly. I personally would NEVER knowingly sell him or anyone else anything that is not 100% authentic. I have known @libaby for a while and there is nothing fake about him – especially his jewelry and watches. I want to personally apologize to Lil Baby for what has transpired. Rafaello & Co. took immediate action to rectify this. We worked directly with Lil Baby to refunded him in full and have gifted him rings as a token of our sincere apologies.
We pride ourselves in being an honest business and will take great care to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. To all of our customers thank you for your business over the years and we look forward to continuing to provide the best jewelry and watches in the industry.”
Time will only tell if Baby will actually be interested in continuing to work with Rafaello and Co., after this horrible transaction. Dropping $400k on a replica watch is definitely a serious situation.