Cardi B’s husband, rapper Offset, was briefly detained in Beverly Hills on Saturday night after driving through a rally in support of President Trump, People reported. Cardi’s cousin was also arrested during the incident on a gun charge.
As Cardi, Offset and the other man were driving through town, they apparently came upon a caravan of vehicles bearing Trump flags and other regalia. In a video made available via TMZ, Cardi claimed that she was “scared” when she saw the group of Trump supporters, saying she was afraid they were going to get “jumped.”
At one point in her video, she filmed two people wearing face masks and carrying what appeared to be water guns; one appeared to lift the object slightly.
At some point, Beverly Hills Police Department officers turned up at the vehicle, claiming that they were told that people in the SUV had been waving guns.
Offset livestreamed his encounter with the police on Instagram live.
When asked to step out of the vehicle, Offset refused, at first asking the officers if they knew who he was before adding that he was Offset from Migos and that was being followed. He also said that he would not remove his hands from his steering wheel, saying that the police had their guns drawn.
He also claimed that someone beat his car with a flag.
Eventually, an officer removed Offset from the vehicle and placed him in handcuffs.
The BHPD would later confirm that the rapper was detained, but not arrested. Several social media users posted videos showing him being released and subsequently returning to his SUV.
A statement from Offset’s representative also clarified that he was briefly detained, but was not taken into custody.
“Artist and Philanthropist Offset was detained by the Beverly Hills Police Department following an attack by aggressive Trump supporters. He was released shortly thereafter. 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,” the statement said.
However, one person was arrested in connection with the incident. Marcelo Almanzar, 20, who was identified as Cardi’s cousin, was taken into custody and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public. His bail was set at $35,000.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Cardi B and Offset have had a tumultuous marriage, but have recently patched things up.