The Beverly Hills Police Division acknowledged Saturday (October 24) evening that media stories about officers arresting Migos rapper Offset are “inaccurate.”
Earlier the identical day, followers watched the rapper’s Instagram Reside video of cops pulling him over after the automobile he was in drove previous a pro-Trump rally.
The cops surrounded the automobile. When the rapper declined to close off the engine, an officer ordered him to step out of the automobile.
Within the assertion, which appeared on Twitter, the division mentioned officers have been responding to a grievance from a passerby who alleged that somebody pointed a gun at him from the car.
Officers detained Offset however arrested Marcelo Almanazar, a passenger within the car, and charged him with carrying a hid weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public. His bail was set at $35,000.
“The sufferer of the crime didn’t want to press fees for pointing the weapon,” the assertion mentioned.
Authorities launched Offset after questioning, in accordance with the Los Angeles Times. Almanzer, 20, is reportedly the cousin of Offset’s spouse Cardi B.
Police estimated that greater than 2,500 Trump supporters attended the rally. They’ve been gathering for a number of months on weekends in Beverly Hills to help their presidential candidate.
In response to movies posted to Twitter, simply previous to Offset’s police encounter, he and Cardi B. have been seen making their approach by means of a crowd the place a number of individuals have been waving Trump flags. Offset acknowledged to the cops in his Instagram Reside video that somebody “beat my automobile up with a flag.”
Offset’s representatives despatched this assertion to PEOPLE:
“Artist and Philanthropist Offset was detained by the Beverly Hills Police Division following an assault by aggressive Trump supporters. He was launched shortly thereafter. Offset thanks his followers for his or her help and desires everybody peace and security throughout these attempting occasions. He encourages everybody to get out and vote as a result of nothing adjustments if nothing adjustments.”
Check out the rapper’s encounter with the police.