Rapper Offset is dragged from his car and handcuffed and wife Cardi B’s cousin is arrested for ‘possessing a loaded gun’ while driving through a Trump rally in Beverly Hills
- Offset, 28, allegedly waved guns at Trump supporters as he drove through a MAGA rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday
- His rapper wife, Cardi B, was also spotted on the scene; it is unclear whether they were travelling in separate cars at the time
- ‘I’m a f**king celebrity, do you know who I am?’ Offset was heard telling police in a livestream he shared on Instagram
- Offset has a lengthy criminal record; he has been convicted of burglary, theft, and firearms possession
- In 2015, he spent eight months in custody after being charged with battery and inciting a riot within a penal facility
Rapper Offset has been detained for allegedly ‘waving guns at people’ while driving through a Trump rally in Los Angeles.
The 28-year-old recorded himself being pulled over by police in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon.
In a video shared to his Instagram Live, the rapper refused to step out of his car while being questioned by cops – one of whom had a weapon drawn.
That officer told Offset there were reports he had been ‘waving guns at people’ as he drove through the area. He replied that Trump supporters had hit his car with a flag.
The Los Angeles Police Department has not responded to a request for comment.
The rapper’s wife, Cardi B, was also spotted on the scene in videos captured by bystanders.
TMZ reports that her cousin, Marcelo Almanzar, was arrested in connection to the incident. He was allegedly in possession of a loaded firearm.
Rapper Offset has been detained for ‘waving guns at people’ while driving through a Trump rally in Los Angeles
During the livestream video, Offset can be heard telling officers: ‘I’m a f**king celebrity, do you know who I am? I’m Offset from [hip-hop trio] Migos’.
He continues: ‘You told me to put my hands up, I’m not doing that. There’s 25,000 people [watching] on my livestream. You’re gonna get sued publicly.’
Another of the cops subsequently attempts to reach into Offset’s car and open the door from the inside.
‘You can’t do that! It’s not legal!’ the star snaps.
I’m gonna sue the s**t outta you. Ya’ll know who I am?’ he asks the officers.
The stream ends after the officer opens the door and Offset steps out.
Separate video showed him being placed into handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters look on.
Video later posted by an onlooker showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters stood looking on
Hundred of Trump supporters turned out in Beverly Hills to show their support for the President ahead of the election
Police have not confirmed whether Offset waved a gun at the supporters as he drove by in his luxury vehicle
Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, has a lengthy rap sheet.
In 2013, he was briefly held in custody for violating probation that he had received due to prior convictions for burglary and theft.
In 2015, he was arrested for marijuana possession and firearm possession. He was denied bond due to his earlier criminal convictions.
While being held in a Georgia correctional facility, Offset was charged with battery and inciting a riot after attacking another inmate. He spent the next eight months behind bars.
In 2016, Offset was charged for driving with a suspended license. He was arrested again for weapons and drug possession in 2018.
Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, is the on-off husband of Cardi B
Offset is the on-off husband of Cardi B.
The couple – who tied the knot in 2017 – recently reconciled following a short split.
Cardi also took to Instagram on Saturday evening, sharing video which showed her sitting in the backseat of a Rolls Royce as it drove through Beverly Hills.
The vehicle then passed the Trump rally as she stated: ‘I don’t like this!’
It’s currently unclear whether the pair were traveling in separate vehicles st the time of Offset’s arrest.
Together they share two-year-old daughter, Kulture.
Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards