Offset expressed his thanks to all his fans who offered him support after he was detained by Beverly Hills Police on the night of October 24th.
He and Cardi B’s cousin, Marcelo Almanzar, were driving through a rally in support of President Donald Trump. BHPD confirmed that Almanzar was arrested for concealing a weapon and for carrying with him a loaded firearm while in public.
Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, recorded the altercation with the police via Instagram Live wherein he was shown arguing with police officers and then pulled out of his car after refusing to go out.
A statement released by his representative, Derrian Perry, reads “Artist and philanthropist Offset was detained by the Beverly Hills Police Department following an attack by aggressive Trump supporters. He was released shortly thereafter. Offset thanks his fans for their support and wishes everyone peace and safety during these trying times. He encourages everyone to get out and vote because nothing changes if nothing changes.”
Perry mentioned that Offset was given different directions by the officers but he complied. He added that the rapper is focused on encouraging people to vote. Based on a clip shared on the internet last weekend, an officer was heard asking him to exit his car but the rapper said, “I’m not doing that, I’m not doing that. Because you’ve got guns out.” To this, the officer replied, “That’s my choice.”
Offset’s video showed his encounter with the police officers while another person filmed him outside his car while being held by the police. A crowd was also present with some of them holding Trump flags.
Meanwhile, BHPD released a statement later on to clear that they didn’t arrest Offset. He was detained for a while and was released.
Before her husband’s arrest, Cardi B posted a video of herself while inside her car. In the background, Trump supporters were rallying and waving their flags. The “WAP” rapper said she was concerned when two men walked by her car, their faces were fully covered.
She took to her Instagram Story to post, “I really feel like we’re going to get jumped. I don’t like this sh*t. Look how they are walking around, with fake guns and covering their faces.”