Offset was questioned by police while on Instagram Live on Saturday.
The Migos rapper was filming while driving through a Trump rally and had an interaction with cops.
Offset first refused to exit his vehicle “because you got guns out.”
“We got reports you were waving a gun in the window,” one of the police officers responded.
“You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag. What are you talking about?” the rapper replied. “You told me to put my hands up, I’m not doing that. There’s 25,000 people on my live. You’re going to get sued publicly.”
Whoa Offset was just arrested on IG live, like just now pic.twitter.com/PTp4sEtAA5
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 25, 2020
The male officer tried to open Offset’s car door while he kept telling them “that’s not legal.”
“Why you grabbing my wrists so f**king hard,” he added as they removed him from his vehicle.
The stream ended there.
Offset’s wife Cardi B was also spotted on the scene in a separate car.
— London (@London_xo95) October 25, 2020
Later Offset could be seen walking up to Cardi’s vehicle after speaking with police.
A statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department clarified that Cardi’s cousin Marcelo Almanzar, who was the passenger in Offset’s car, was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public, with bail set at $35,000.
BHPD Statement on 10/24/2020 Arrest: pic.twitter.com/MQS7B6Rvav
— Beverly Hills Police (@BeverlyHillsPD) October 25, 2020
The person who reported that Almanzar had a gun “did not desire to press charges for the pointing of the weapon.”
Offset later thanked his fans in a statement to ET.
“Artist and philanthropist Offset was detained by the Beverly Hills Police Department following an attack by aggressive Trump supporters. He was released shortly thereafter,” his rep said in a statement on Sunday. “Offset thanks his fans for their support and wishes everyone peace and safety during these trying times. He encourages everyone to get out and vote because nothing changes if nothing changes.”