Kiari “Offset” Cephus has been released from police custody after being arrested near a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Beverly Hills, California.
Video of the incident shows Offset being pulled over as officers surround his vehicle. From there, officers ask the Atlanta native to get out of his car, but he declines because officers had their “guns out.” Authorities then reach inside the car to open the door and take Offset into custody.
Joining Offset, his wife’s cousin, Marcelo Almanzar, was also detained. The 20-year-old was arrested for arrested on felony suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public.
Local authorities say that Offset and Almanzar were arrested after they had received a report that someone pointed a firearm from a vehicle near Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Drive. Offset’s license plate allegedly matched the one given to the police.
Whoa Offset was just arrested on IG live, like just now pic.twitter.com/PTp4sEtAA5
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 25, 2020
Offset’s representatives refute this claim. Shortly after the incident, his team issued a statement.
“Offset thanks his fans for their support and wishes everyone peace and safety during these trying times,” his representatives said.
“He encourages everyone to get out and vote because nothing changes if nothing changes.”
The person who allegedly called the police reportedly does not want to press charges. However, Almanzar remains in custody under a $35,000 bail.