Migos’ Offset Attempts to Shake Gang Reputation to Get Out of Jail
While Migos continue on their grind, group member Offset is still trying to get out of a Georgia jail. At a court hearing on Friday (Oct. 9), the “Bando” rapper made another plea to the judge to let him out on bond.
According to TMZ, Offset told the judge that he believes prosecutors are painting him to be a dangerous gang member and that’s not the case. Apparently, prosecutors feel that the rapper’s tattoos show that he’s affiliated with the Black Migos Gang. However, Offset says his tats represent his record label not a gang.
Offset, who is being held in the Bulloch County Jail in Georgia on drugs, guns and other charges, has been trying to get out jail since his arrest in April. In fact, the rapper’s mother testified during a hearing in July with the hopes that a judge would reconsider her son's denial of bond. It didn’t work.
The rhymer, whose real name is Kiari Kendall Cephus, was arrested on April 18 and charged with marijuana possession, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, carrying a weapon in a school safety zone (felony) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime after cops stopped him and the other Migos members before their performance at Georgia Southern University.
The "Versace" rapper racked up additional charges on May 2 when he reportedly attacked another inmate and allegedly caused a riot at the jail.
Attorneys for Offset had no comment on the matter.
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