Cardi B's husband and one third of rap group Migos, Offset, live streamed himself being detained by police at a Trump rally in Beverley Hills on Saturday. The footage, which was shared on Instagram Live, shows officers approaching Offset's car and asking him to stop the engine running – a request he declined, citing the fact that officers were holding guns as the reason why.
Following that, police then reached inside the car window, unlocked the driver’s side door and pulled the 'Ric Flair Drip (& Metro Boomin)' hitmaker from the vehicle. In the video, he can be heard saying, "You can’t just open my door like that, it’s illegal. I’m going to sue the sh*t outta y’all" and later, "What is you grabbing my f*cking wrist for? [It’s] aggressive, bro!"
Although Offset was released after questioning from officers, Cardi B's cousin, Marcelo Almanzar, who was also travelling with him in the car, was arrested.
It was later reported by The LA Times, that the Beverly Hills police department released a statement saying that officers conducted the stop after receiving a report that someone had pointed a gun from a vehicle near Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Drive at around 5pm. They add that Offset's license plate matched the one given by a witness.
The Beverly Hills PD tweeted that Almanzar was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public, and had a $35,000 bail to his name. Their statement says that Offset was not arrested and reports stating so are false.
Offset's publicist also released a public comment on the incident, saying the rapper was detained following an attack by aggressive Trump supporters, adding that he was not the aggressor and that he complied despite having guns pointed at him by officers.
The statement added: "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.
"Offset’s current focus is encouraging younger voters to get to the polls in order to keep incidents like this from continuously happening."
Cardi B, who recently filed for divorce from Offset but has seemingly rekindled their relationship of late, also posted on social media about her experience of Trump rallies. On her Instagram Stories she shared a series of videos in which she could be seen driving through one and appeared on edge. "Nah, we gonna get jumped. I really feel like we gonna get jumped. Oh my God," she told her followers. "Trump supporters are everywhere, I’m scared, I don’t like it with these big a*s trucks."
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