American rapper, Offset was detained and released by Beverly Hills Police on Saturday night after driving through a rally in support of President Donald Trump, according to the police.
In a statement, Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed the arrest of a 20-year-old man, Marcelo Almanzar, on two charges of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public.
The bail for Almanzar, Cardi B’s cousin, according to TMZ was set for $35,000.
“There have been media reports that entertainer, Offset, was arrested. Those reports are inaccurate,” the statement read.
According to the police department, a passerby saw that Almanzar “pointed a weapon from a vehicle at him.” However, they did not press charges.
Offset was detained while recording the altercation with law enforcement on Instagram Live. The video which has been shared widely on social media shows Offset arguing with several police officers and being pulled out of his car after he refused to exit his vehicle when asked by police.
“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,” a representative for Offset said in a statement.
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