Rapper Offset, a member of the trio Migos and the husband of hip-hop star Cardi B, was arrested on Friday afternoon on gun and drug charges after his Porsche was pulled over for making an illegal lane change. Cephus, 26, was charged with making an improper lane change, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a weapon during a crime and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, according to jail records. His bodyguard, Gezahgn, 27, was also charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of a weapon during a crime, records show. Offset has had numerous run ins with law enforcement over the past few years. He spent time in jail in and after previous felony drug and weapons charges, according to Rolling Stone. He spent eight months in jail in , and is currently serving five years of probation. He was also arrested for driving with a suspended license in Offset married Bronx-born rapper Cardi B in September , and the two had their first child, named Kulture Kiari Cephus, earlier this month.
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Offset was detained at the Grove in January.
Migos rapper Offset has had more than one run-in with law enforcement throughout his career. Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, has been arrested multiple times. In fact, he was even in jail when the rap group started gaining popularity. But how many times has Offset been arrested , and what for? In January , Offset was detained by police in Los Angeles. According to TMZ , law enforcement received a call at around 8 p. When police officers arrived, they detained Offset and "members of his team," but allegedly the person with the weapon had already left the scene.
The rapper was pulled over for an illegal lane change when a weapon was found.
According to TMZ , the official reports released by the police was that they received information that there was black male, dressed in full black, armed with a gun inside the parking garage. Upon arrival, the officers saw someone who matched the description getting out of the vehicle that was label revealed to be carrying Offset and his associates. It was not a good day for the rapper, as a search of the vehicle was carried out, and the police located two loaded handguns.
The Migos rapper was charged with firearms offences not long after his rapper wife gave birth to their daughter Kulture last year. As the felony charged centred on him already having been convicted in the past, despite him not being on probation at the time it could land him with time behind bars. Offset was jailed in for violating probation he received for prior convictions of theft and burglary. And in , he and his Migos bandmates Quavo and Takeoff were all arrested during a concert at Georgia Southern University. Offset was charged with possession of an unspecified schedule II narcotic, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in a school safety zone, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He spent eight months in custody before accepting a plea deal, which involved serving five years of probation. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.