One of Dok2's claims in the current case is that the jewelry that was provided for him was not a purchase, but a sponsorship, adding that he does not have to pay for the jewelry because it was used for promoting the jeweler's company.
However, in a conversation from September 26, 2018, that does not seem to be the case. He is allegedly seen asking 'A' to break down the details, with 'A' telling Dok2 that they will send him the invoice, sending a photo of it through the chat. Dok2 thanks them and asks them to let him know when more cool timepieces are released.
According to the invoice, he purchased a rose gold ring, necklace, bracelet set, and all-diamond watch, costing $106,500 USD in total. Dok2 had put down a deposit of $4,000 USD with a remaining balance of $102,500.
Another claim that Dok2 previously made is that there was no discussion at all regarding prices, purchasing, or any receipts, adding that he had never seen a bill from them. However, in another conversation, Dok2 and 'A' have transaction-style conversations regarding the purchase of a timepiece and trading in a previously owned watch so that he could apply the money from the trade to that purchase.
The conversation ends with Dok2 telling 'A' that he will pay the difference ($18,000 USD) when he is able to receive U.S. dollars when he arrives to the country for his tour.
Another screen capture shows Dok2 and 'A' discussing delinquent payments.
A: "The payment is taking a long time, so it's been hard to wait."
Dok2: "I'm not going anywhere. Please trust me. Haha, I will buy a lot."
Dok2: "I'm the style where if I buy from someone once, I will buy a lot from them, haha."
However, on November 4, he then apologizes for being unable to pay 'A' the money at the moment, stating, "I tried my best to find the money, but the tour company said they are unable to give any right away because it is the weekend." He also apologizes for taking the necklace without being able to pay for it at the moment.
On November 4, Dok2 is allegedly robbed of five jewelry pieces in Los Angeles parking lot. According to his account of the incident, he was eating at a restaurant in Koreatown when someone broke the glass to his car and stole everything, including the jewelry pieces.
In a conversation that begins on November 4, the same day that Dok2 received his timepiece and necklace from 'A', the two discuss what to do regarding the situation. 'A' offers to go to the restaurant where the rapper had eaten to investigate further, and when Dok2 says he has a shoot the next day, 'A' offers to lend him some jewelry as a sponsored item he can wear for the event. Dok2 says he fortunately was wearing the necklace and watch 'A' had given him the day before at the time of the robbery, so he still has them.
Another conversation, which is dated from September 26, 2018, shows the day after Dok2 first made a deal regarding jewelry purchase with 'A'.
According to a statement the rapper made through Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo, he had only intended on paying for the 'sponsorship' jewelry because of the guilt he felt from the car robbery.
However, in this conversation, which took place roughly two months before the robbery, it shows that Dok2 and 'A' had a mutual understanding that he was making a purchase, with him even asking which method of payment would be most convenient for them.
On November 28, he sends 'A' only $20,000 USD, stating that he is only going to be able to pay what is due off in $20,000 installments due to a tax issue. On December 7, he sends another $20,000.
On January 7, 2019, 'A' sends a message to Dok2 requesting the $20,000 USD payment for that month.
A: "At first you said you were going to send me the money right away through your concert contract money. You have not been able to keep your promises, so I have had no choice but to contact you."
Dok2: "I let you know back then that I will be sending it in $20,000 installments because of a tax problem."
Dok2: "If you're in a hurry, I will just return my necklace and watch."
Dok: "You won't have to worry about it because I won't have to pay you."
Starting with the absence of the January payment, 'A' does not receive any money from Dok2 for four months, with Dok2 continuing to make a number of excuses.
Dok2: [on January 31] "I've been so busy with my tour meeting. I'll start working quickly and pay you back."
Dok2: [March 5] "I will be able to send it in early April. Let me know what the balance as of now is."
Dok2: [April 3] "The tax problem has become very complicated. Please understand."
Meanwhile, according to a representative from Dok2's label Illionaire Records, over the past year and two months, Dok2 has paid 'A' $171,260 USD, with the amount of money owed being $34,740. 'A' has filed a lawsuit demanding for a payment of goods. They are also considering a lawsuit for defamation of character against Dok2's claims.