Offset Charged by the Police Due to his Race and Wealth

Published July 22nd, 2018 - 01:39 GMT
Cardi B's husband Offset was targeted by police due to his race and wealth (Source: offsetyrn / Instagram )
Cardi B's husband Offset was targeted by police due to his race and wealth (Source: offsetyrn / Instagram )

Cardi B's husband Offset was targeted by police due to his race and wealth, his lawyer said Saturday.

'We're talking about a young, African-American man driving a shiny, beautiful luxury car and clad in designer clothes and watches and jewelry,' the lawyer, Drew Findling told TMZ, calling it a 'common theme' in crime and punishment in the wake of the rapper's arrest earlier this week.

'Unfortunately people in his genre become a target for law enforcement who think that lifestyle is connected to some illegal activity ... and that is a sad statement,' Findling said.

The 26-year-old Migos rapper on Friday was charged in Atlanta, Georgia with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon during a crime - both felonies - and possession of marijuana (one ounce or less) and an improper lane change.

Findling said that Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was pulled over for the lane change in a bid to pin more severe charges on him.

Offset's assistant, the passenger in his car, had a license to carry guns and had firearms in the car for security purposes, the lawyer said. 

Legal woes: The Migos rapper was arrested and charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors on Friday in his native Atlanta

Meanwhile, the situation has left Offset distressed over Cardi B, 25, and their child Kulture, who was born July 10, after the legal incident, said his lawyer.

Findling told People that Offset 'is concerned, very concerned, about [Cardi B],' as 'his new baby is his top priority as well as his other children.'

Earlier this month, an insider told E! News that 'Offset has been very helpful because he's been through this before and knows the ropes' and that 'Cardi loves him even more after seeing him hold their baby girl.'

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