After footage of the then-couple tussling inside an elevator of a North Hollywood apartment building made headlines earlier this week, LAPD has opened an investigation to determine what exactly led to and happened during the 2020 incident, according to TMZ.
Law enforcement was reportedly made aware of the video and wants to speak with both parties involved, separately. Detectives said they're determined to find out what happened before and after the surveillance footage was captured, adding that the situation could be considered an instance of domestic violence, with both people at fault.
As Radar previously reported, the minute-and-a-half video in question – which was obtained Monday – begins with the two musicians standing outside the open elevator, clearly already angry with one another. While Saweetie attempts to swing at Quavo, she hurls a large orange case – that appears to be his – inside the empty elevator. As she leans in to grab the piece of luggage, he lunges back at her, pulls her into the elevator and shoves her to the ground. After the two struggle for the case, Quavo ends up with it in hand, while Saweetie remains on the floor.
Quavo composes himself and begins to press buttons, as Saweetie remains relatively out of the picture but still seemingly on the ground. Quavo looks around, at one point even seeming to make eye contact with the camera. Because the video has no audio, it's unclear if or how the two are communicating.
At one point, the door opens, and a man is standing outside the elevator. Quavo moves some of his belongings, likely thinking the man would get in, but he does not. The elevator door closes once again, and Quavo pushes another button, staring down at Saweetie, who is still on the ground.
Once the former couple reaches another floor, Quavo picks up his things and places the orange case along the elevator door, preventing it from closing. Placing his hand in the way of the door as well, Quavo seemingly speaks to Saweetie, though it's unclear what was said. After a few seconds, Saweetie gathers herself, reaches for the railing and slowly pulls herself up. She grabs one of the bags – likely hers – and limps away. The video ends with Quavo stepping back into the elevator with his orange case.
Saweetie publicly dumped the rapper March 19, claiming she was officially "single" because she had "endured too much hurt and betrayal behind the scenes." She also alluded to her then-boyfriend having been intimate with other women. Quavo denied the infidelity.