Offset was briefly detained by Beverly Hills police officers Saturday evening after a confrontation at a pro-Trump rally.
Offset, real name Kiari Kendrell Cepus, was in the vehicle with wife Cardi B’s cousin when the incident happened just after 5:30 p.m. The Migos rapper live-streamed himself on Instagram as officers surrounded the car.
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Police approached the vehicle after reports that someone inside allegedly pointed a gun at protesters during a weekly Trump rally.
In the video he posted on Instagram, Offset is shown refusing orders to take his hands off the steering wheel and turn off the engine. He tells officers he won’t put up his hands “because you got guns out. I am not gonna move my hands from the steering wheel.”
A female officer can be heard saying, “We were told that you guys were waving guns.” Offset responded, “You just watched someone beat my car up with a flag.”
Offset tells the officers, “I’m a fu–ing celebrity, Offset from the Migos.” But the officers seem unfazed. They open the car door, which Offset claims is illegal. The rapper shouts, “I’m gonna sue the sh-t out of y’all. Y’all know who I am?” The video ends as officers pull him out of the car.
Offset was released. But Marcelo Almanzar, 20, was arrested on suspicion of pointing a gun at a person near South Santa Monica Boulevard and North Beverly Drive, police told People.
“There have been media reports that entertainer Offset was arrested,” police said to the outlet. “Those reports are inaccurate.”
Almanzar was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public, with bail set at $35,000. The person he allegedly pointed the gun at declined to press charges, according to police.
Complex reported that Almanzar is a cousin of Cardi B. The female rapper’s birth name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar.