Rapper Offset was arrested as he walked through a Trump rally in Los Angeles.
The 28-year-old checked in with police in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon.
In a video shared on his Instagram Live, the rapper refused to get out of his car as he was questioned by cops – one of whom had a gun in his hand.
This officer told Offset that there had been a report that he was “wielding guns at people” as he passed through the area. He responded that Trump supporters hit his car with a flag.
The rapper’s wife, Cardi B, was also spotted at the scene in videos captured by onlookers.
In a statement, the Beverly Hills Police Department told DailyMail.com that it was actually Cardi B’s cousin, Marcelo Almanzar, who was arrested for the alleged offense.
“Shortly after 5 pm, Beverly Hills Police received information from a passer-by of a subject who had pointed a weapon from a vehicle at him. The passer-by provided the vehicle with a license plate and the vehicle was stopped by patrol officers a short distance away. After the investigation at the scene, the passenger of the vehicle [Almanzar] has been arrested.’
Almanzar has now been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public. He is being held on $ 35,000 bail.
Rapper Offset arrested for ‘waving guns at people’ as he walked through Trump rally in Los Angeles
It is not known if Almanzar was traveling in the same vehicle as Offset.
During the live video of Offset, he could be heard saying to the officers, “I’m a celebrity, do you know who I am? I am shifted from [hip-hop trio] Migos’.
He continued, “You told me to put my hands up, I’m not doing that. There are 25,000 people [watching] on my livestream. You are going to be publicly prosecuted.
Another police officer then attempted to get into Offset’s car and open the door from the inside.
“You can not do this! It is not legal! the star clicked.
I’m gonna chase the shit out of you. Will you know who I am? he asked the officers.
The flow ended after the officer opened the door and offset exited.
A separate video showed him handcuffed as a crowd of Trump supporters watched.
Video later posted by a spectator showed the musician handcuffed as a crowd of Trump supporters watched
Hundreds of Trump supporters flock to Beverly Hills to show support for president ahead of election
Police did not confirm whether Offset waved a gun at supporters as he drove by in his luxury vehicle
Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, has a long rap sheet.
In 2013, he was briefly detained for violating probation he received due to previous convictions for burglary and theft.
In 2015, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of firearms. He was denied bail because of his previous criminal convictions.
While being held in a Georgia correctional facility, Offset was charged with battery and inciting a riot after attacking another inmate. He spent the next eight months behind bars.
In 2016, Offset was charged with driving with a suspended license. He was arrested again for possession of weapons and drugs in 2018.
Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, is the husband of Cardi B
Offset is the husband of Cardi B.
The couple – who married in 2017 – recently reconciled after a short separation.
Cardi also took to Instagram on Saturday night, sharing a video that showed her sitting in the back of a Rolls Royce as she drove through Beverly Hills.
The vehicle then passed the Trump rally stating, “I don’t like it! “
It is currently unclear whether the couple were traveling in separate vehicles at the time of Offset’s arrest.
Together, they share two-year-old daughter, Kulture.
Cardi B and Offset pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards