Rapper Offset livestreamed being detained by police on Instagram Live


Offset, rapper and member of group Migos as well as husband of musician Cardi B, was detained today (25 October) in Beverly Hills but was later released without charge.


The musician, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, can be seen in the stream being instructed to take his hands off the steering wheel and get out of the vehicle, which he refuses to do, citing the fact that the police had weapons pointed at him.




He later points out that there are more than 25,000 people tuned into the livestream of the detainment and says the police are about to get sued.


Officers then reach into the car and unlock the door from the inside, which Offset repeatedly protests and says is illegal for them to do, and then pull Offset from the vehicle.


In the video, the officers claim that someone inside Offsets vehicle was waving a weapon at passersby. One of the officers appears to be wearing a blue mask emblazoned with a version of the US flag, which is associated with the Blue Lives Matter campaign launched in response to the US Black Lives Matter movement.


TMZ reports that Offset was handcuffed by police but was not arrested.Police confirmed that Marcelo Almanzar, the 20-year-old cousin of Cardi B, was arrested for carrying a concealed, loaded weapon, with bail set at $35,000.


Offset was detained near a Beverly Hills Trump rally, where the LA Times reports that one man was arrested.


Representatives for Offset have said the rapper was detained following an attack by aggressive Trump supporters. A statement released by his team thanked his fans for their support and urged them to go out and vote in the 2020 Presidential election because nothing changes if nothing changes.


A companion video uploaded by Cardi B appears to show Trump supporters carrying US flags walking around Beverly Hills.