Offset Hit With Felony Gun Charges After Georgia Arrest, Lawyer Says Guns Found Weren’t His

Offset was arrested last Friday (Jul. 20) after being pulled over in Jonesboro, Goergia outside Atlanta. Multiple outlets reported that the Migos rapper, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was pulled over for an improper lane change (and not tinted windows as previously reported). According to People, citing a police report, officers allegedly smelled marijuana, which gave them probable cause to search his vehicle.

Police found three handguns and less than an ounce of marijuana in Offset’s car. According to TMZ, cops also found $107,000 in cash. He was subsequently hit with four separate charges, including two felony charges: possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon during a crime. Offset was also charged with possession of marijuana (an ounce or less) and an improper lane change. He was taken at Clayton County Jail before posting a $17,000 bond early Saturday (Jul. 21).

This is not Offset’s first time behind bars. The 26-year-old rapper was arrested long before Migos became a household name and actually spent some time in Georgia’s Dekalb County jail when Migos first rose to prominence in 2013 for violating his probation, which he received due to prior felony convictions for burglary and theft.

He and his Migos group members Quavo and Takeoff were also jailed in April 2015 after being arrested during a concert at Georgia Southern University. Police searched the two vehicles they arrived to the concert in after detecting a “very potent smell” of marijuana, and they found multiple guns, marijuana, codeine, cocaine, Oxycontin, and, of course, marijuana. They were jailed for drug possession, possession of firearms in a school safety zone, and possession of firearms during the commission of a crime.

His most recent brush with the law came three years later in April 2018 when Migos’ tour bus was pulled over, and police found marijuana, codeine and Xanax on the bus. None of the group members were arrested, but some members in their entourage were.

Offset and Cardi B welcomed their daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, their first child together, and Offset’s fourth alone (he has three children—two sons and a daughter) from previous relationships). The two secretly married last September.

While multiple outlets have reported that Offset was in violation of his probation at the time of his latest arrest, his wife Cardi B posted an Instagram story after he came home that read, “For the record Offset is NOT ON PROBATION,” which is good news because otherwise he would probably be facing some serious jail time.

Offset’s lawyer Drew Findling told TMZ that his client didn’t break any laws and was targeted because he’s a successful, wealthy, black rapper. Findling said police used the improper lane change as a “thinly veiled excuse to try and take the rapper down,” according to TMZ.

Findling, who also reps other celebs, including Gucci Mane, Katt Williams and rap newcomer Trippie Redd, said, “It’s a common theme. We’re talking about a young, African-American man driving a shiny, beautiful luxury car and clad in designer clothes and watches and jewelry. Unfortunately people in his genre become a target for law enforcement who think that lifestyle is connected to some illegal activity … and that is a sad statement.”

Findling also said that Offset was NOT in possession of any firearm. The passengers in his vehicle, his assistant, is a licensed gun holder and had guns in the car for security. Findling said Offset needs protection due to the large amounts of cash he usually carries and the expensive jewelry he wears. A good reason, considering rapper XXXTentacion was killed over $50,000 last month, and Tekashi 6ix9ine was allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed for nearly $800,000 in cash and jewelry this past weekend.

Cardi B also called BS on Offset’s arrest, reiterating Findling’s claims that he was targeted because he’s a famous rapper and the gun they found didn’t belong to him because he doesn’t even own any guns. Proving that she’s a ride-or-die chick, she’s also reportedly telling her friends she would stay with Offset even if he were to be sentenced to prison.

Because Offset has been charged with two felony gun charges as well as some misdemeanors, there is a possibility that he could do some time, but we’re sure his lawyers are going to do their best to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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Offset Arrested in Georgia for Felony Gun Possession

Offset was arrested in Georgia today after cops allegedly discovered at least one gun on him while searching his vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to TMZ, the Migos rapper was traveling near Atlanta Friday (Jul. 20) when the vehicle he was in was pulled over for tinted windows. Police searched the vehicle and discovered at least one gun. This is far from good news for Offset, who is a convicted felon currently on probation.

It isn’t clear what exactly Offset was charged with and whether the car he was driving was his, but being found with a gun as a convicted felon usually doesn’t end well for most people. TMZ reported that neither Offset’s wife Cardi or their newborn daughter Kulture were in the SUV at the time of his arrest.

This arrest couldn’t come at a worse timing for Offset, whose tour with Migos and Drake is set to kick off next Thursday (Jul. 26) in Salt Lake City, UT.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates…

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Cardi B & Offset Welcome Baby Girl Kulture Kiari Cephus

Baby Bardi is here! Cardi B is officially a new mom after giving birth to a baby girl.

Cardi and her husband Offset welcomed their daughter Tuesday night (Jun. 10) at a hospital in Atlanta, and Cardi officially announced the birth of Kulture Kiari Cephus via Instagram Wednesday. Kiari, the baby’s middle name, is Offset’s real first name.

In her announcement photo, Cardi can be seen posing nude surrounded by a bed of flowers. Cardi tags her husband in the caption on the photo, which also reads the name of their baby girl her birthday: 07/10/18.

This has been a long journey for Cardi, who was rumored to be pregnant back in February after Super Bowl weekend. When fans questioned her via Twitter, she denied the pregnancy rumors, saying that she was just gaining weight and told them to “let me fat in peace.”

A month later, pregnancy rumors swirled even more when she attended and performed at the iHeart Radio Music Awards wearing outfits that were clearly covering her belly, and also reports at the time suggested she would be a VERY pregnant woman by the time her Coachella performance came around.

By April, Cardi decided she was going to reveal the news herself, and confirmed her pregnancy by debuting her baby bump during her SNL performance the week before Coachella. She confirmed she was having a girl in May, and continued to work throughout her pregnancy, releasing videos and performing shows here and there, and even making a surprise appearance at the birthday bash in Atlanta in June.

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Offset Bought a Car For the Man Who Helped Him After His Accident: “He Saved My Life”

Offset almost lost his life in a pretty serious car crash last month, and now the Migos rapper is paying it forward by helping out the Good Samaritan who he says saved his life.

According to TMZ, the rap superstar (born: Kiari Kendrell Cephus) totaled his green Dodge Challenger in Atlanta the night of May 16th after reportedly swerving to avoid hitting a “crackhead” in the road.

A number of photos Offset posted showing the damage to the car and his injuries revealed the severity of the crash. The rapper had multiple injuries to his hand, arms, and face.

Offset says a Good Samaritan by the name of Jamar Coleman had been walking to work when he saw the rapper climbing out of the wrecked vehicle and helped get him to safety. So, to express his gratitude to Jamar, Offset purchased a car for the man, who Offset says is a father.

In a video clip that went viral on social media, Offset repeatedly thanks Jamar as he hands him the keys to a Nissan Altima. “THANK YOU JAMAR FOR HELPING SAVE MY LIFE. GOD IS GOOD,” he wrote on Twitter.

“My boy Jamar saved my life, I got him a new whip. He was walking to work when he saved my life. I got my boy a nice car man,” Offset says in the video. “Take care of your kids with that brother,” he can be heard telling Jamar, who seemed very thankful for the gift.

“He saved my life when I had that accident. He’s the only one that seen me, helped me get out the car, helped me walk [and] get to where I had to get to, so I bought my boy a car… God is good all the time,” Offset added.

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Quavo Says Offset Is “Doing Fine” and “Should Be Back Working Real Soon,” Talks Upcoming Solo Migos Projects

Quavo was the only Migos member who attended the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night (May 20) in Las Vegas.

Before the show’s festivities kicked off, the rapper was asked about the condition of his cousin and groupmate Offset, who was banged up pretty bad last week after getting into a car accident.

“My boy Offset got into a bad car accident, but he doing fine, he up and running, he up and walking, ready to work,” Quavo told Billboard. “He should be back working real, real soon. It’s a blessing that he’s still here. God is good.”

God really is good, because Offset released a bunch of photos from the crash showing off his injuries and how badly the car was wrecked, and it’s a miracle he made it out not only alive, but with what’s considered pretty minor injuries.

Quavo also talked to Billboard about new music and revealed that Migos are working on some new projects right now, including some solo tracks, but he didn’t want to reveal too much.

“We got a lot of projects coming this summer,” he teased. “This July, we got DJ Durel. He gonna be releasing a lot of our solo songs on his album, so we do got solo singles that’s coming this summer.”

The rapper Migos frontman also opened up about lending some backing vocals to Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” which he called “amazing” and “a blessing.”

“It’s overwhelming,” he continued. “Me and Donald got a good history, you know, he shouted us out at the awards and we’ve been on Atlanta, and him going back and forth… our communication and our connection is real strong, so whenever he calls me and says, ‘Let’s do some music,’ we’ll just pull up and just work.”

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Offset Confirms He Crashed His Car After Swerving to Avoid Hitting a Crackhead

Cardi B was right! Offset has confirmed that his car crash was the result of him swerving to avoid hitting a crackhead.

Last week, the Migos rapper was admitted to the hospital after he was involved in a pretty serious car crash, and based on a number of photos Offset shared from the accident showing the damage to his car and to himself, he’s lucky to be alive.

Offset Shares Bloody Car Crash Photos: “I Could Have Been Dead From This Accident

In a since-deleted tweet, Cardi B revealed that Offset’s car crash happened because the “Ric Flair Drip” rapper swerved in the road to avoid hitting an allegedly suicidal crackhead.

“Crazy how Set had to swerve and hit a tree cause a crackhead was in the middle of the road trying to get hit or kill himself,” she said, “but God do unexplainable things! Luckily a man was walking by, walked him home and just vanished. The Lord is real.”

While out in Beverly Hills last Thursday (May 17), Offset was approached by TMZ and was asked about the accident. Though the rapper isn’t known for speaking to the paparazzi, he was a lot more open this time. When the cameraman asked him if his accident was caused by him swerving so that he wouldn’t hit a crackhead, Offset simply said “facts.”

Offset also gave credit to God, saying that he was the “Good Samaritan” who took him to the hospital.

Earlier today, TMZ reported that Offset would not be facing any criminal charges in relation to the accident because police have decided against pursuing the case. According to TMZ, the incident will be considered an “abandoned/recovered vehicle case, with only a tree being hit and nobody else other than Offset being hurt or injured.”

In the words of Offset, “God is real, God is good.”

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