Distraught Cardi B begs Beverly Hills police to release OffsetOctober 25, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: ‘My husband is not armed’: Distraught Cardi B begs Beverly Hills police officers to release Offset and has to be held back by a friend after he was detained while driving through a Trump rally
- Cardi B confronted Beverly Hills police on Saturday after her husband, rapper Offset, was detained
- The 28-year-old singer pleaded with officers to release Offset, who was stopped on suspicion of waving a gun
- Offset, also 28, had been pulled over as he drove through a MAGA rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday
- His Instagram Live shows him ordered out of his vehicle by officers and accused of ‘waving guns at people’
- Offset was released without charge and the passenger, Cardi B’s cousin Marcelo Almanzar, was arrested
- Almanzar has now been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public
- Offset and Cardi B married in 2017: but they have split and reconciled multiple times in the three years since
Cardi B had to be physically restrained on Saturday as she pleaded with police in Beverly Hills to release her rapper husband Offset, who had been detained on suspicion of waving a gun at Trump supporters.
‘That’s my husband! Why are you pointing a gun at him?’ she yelled, as she was held back by a friend.
The rapper appeared on the scene in her new black Rolls Royce and looked on as Offset argued with officers next to his orange Jeep.
Offset, 28, is heard telling the officers who ask him to step away from the car: ‘I’m not going nowhere.’
His wife then shouts: ‘Let me record this.’
Cardi B, 28, arrived on the scene in Beverly Hills to remonstrate with officers as her husband was detained on Saturday
The Bronx-born singer, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, remonstrated with the officers
Meanwhile Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was refusing to step away from his orange Jeep
As Offset is led away, she yells loudly: ‘No! This is crazy! My husband is not armed. My husband is not armed.’
He is then pictured being questioned by officers, away from his car.
Offset was later released without charge, and Cardi B’s cousin, Marcelo Almanzar, 20, was arrested and charged with gun offenses.
Almanzar was later released several hours later, on bail.
Offset eventually agreed to step away from his car, and speak to officers at a distance
The Georgia-born rapper had his hands cuffed behind him, but looked relaxed as he leant against the wall
Marcelo Almanzar, Cardi B’s cousin, was charged and released on a $35,000 bail
Almanzar, 20, was released several hours later from custody in Beverly Hills
The 20-year-old got in to a white Mercedes that arrived to collect him
Almanzar then drove away into the Los Angeles night, without commenting on his arrest
The saga began when Offset was pulled over by officers in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon, and filmed the incident.
In a video shared to his Instagram Live, the rapper refused to step out of his car while being questioned by cops – one of whom had a weapon drawn.
That officer told Offset there had been a report that he was ‘waving guns at people’ as he drove through the area. He replied that Trump supporters had hit his car with a flag.
In a statement, the Beverly Hills Police Department told DailyMail.com that it was actually Almanzar who was arrested for the alleged offense.
‘Shortly after 5pm, Beverly Hills Police received information from a passerby of a subject who pointed a weapon from a vehicle at him. The passerby provided a license plate to the vehicle, and the vehicle was stopped by patrol units a short distance away.
‘After the on-scene investigation, the passenger in the vehicle [Almanzar] was arrested.’
Almanzar has now been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public. He was released on Saturday night on a $35,000 bond.
It’s unclear whether he was trying to intimidate or antagonize members of the pro-Trump rally. Cardi B is a prominent Joe Biden supporter.
Rapper Offset was detained for ‘waving guns at people’ while driving through a Trump rally in Los Angeles
Video later posted by an onlooker showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters stood looking on
Offset is pictured speaking with police after being taken out of his car
He spoke with multiple officers and was eventually released without charge
The area was taped off, and a crowd formed, apparently eager to catch a glimpse of the famous rapper
Cardi B’s cousin Marcelo Almanzar was held in custody by the Beverly Hills Police
During Offset’s livestreamed video he could be heard telling officers: ‘I’m a f**king celebrity, do you know who I am? I’m Offset from [hip-hop trio] Migos.’
He continued: ‘You told me to put my hands up, I’m not doing that. There’s 25,000 people [watching] on my livestream. You’re gonna get sued publicly.’
Another of the cops subsequently attempted to reach into Offset’s car and open the door from the inside.
‘You can’t do that! It’s not legal!’ the star snapped.
‘I’m gonna sue the s**t outta you. Ya’ll know who I am?’ he asked the officers.
The stream ended after the officer opened the door and Offset stepped out.
Separate video showed him being placed into handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters looked on.
Hundred of Trump supporters turned out in Beverly Hills to show their support for the president ahead of the election
Police have not confirmed whether anyone waved a gun at the supporters as Offset drove by in his luxury vehicle
The Trump rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon is pictured
Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrenceville, Georgia, has a lengthy rap sheet.
In 2013, he was briefly held in custody for violating probation that he had received due to prior convictions for burglary and theft.
In 2015, he was arrested for marijuana possession and firearm possession. He was denied bond due to his earlier 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.
Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is the on-off husband of Cardi B
Shortly before her husband Offset’s detainment, Cardi B uploaded two photos posing next to her brand new Rolls Royce
Cardi is seen getting back into her black Rolls Royce after arriving at the scene of her husband’s detainment
Offset is the husband of Cardi B.
The couple – who tied the knot in 2017 – recently reconciled following a short split.
Cardi also took to Instagram on Saturday evening, sharing video which showed her sitting in the backseat of a Rolls Royce as it drove through Beverly Hills.
The vehicle then passed the Trump rally as she stated: ‘I don’t like this!’
Together they share two-year-old daughter, Kulture.
Cardi filmed herself sitting in the back of her vehicle as it drove past the Trump rally. She was yet unaware that her husband had been pulled over in a separate car
In a video posted to her own Instagram, Cardi and her vehicle appeared to be parked on a side street as she remarked on how many alleged Trump supporters were ‘walking around’
Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards
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