Cardi B’s Husband Offset Charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm Stemming from His 2018 Arrest: Offset is reportedly facing a felony charge for firearms possession by a convicted felon, along with two misdemeanor charges.
Cardi B’s husband Offset has reportedly been charged following his July 2018 arrest for gun and drug possession.
Prosecutors in Georgia’s Clayton County filed three charges against the 27-year-old Migos rapper in February, according to TMZ. The outlet reports that he is facing a felony charge of firearms possession by a convicted felon, along with two misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and an improper lane change.
The Clayton Country District Attorney’s Office could not be immediately reached by PEOPLE for comment.
In July, Offset (né Kiari Kendrell Cephus) — who has a prior felony conviction — had been pulled over for his tinted windows when Georgia police officers allegedly discovered a gun inside of his vehicle, according to TMZ.
The arrest came just 10 days after Offset and Cardi welcomed their first child together, daughter Kulture Kiari. Offset also has three children from previous relationships: sons Jordan and Kody and daughter Kalea Marie.
This is not Offset’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested in 2016 on a driving with a suspended license charge, and in 2015 on drug and gun charges during a concert at Georgia Southern University, Billboard reported. Prosecutors dropped the drug and gun charges as part of a plea deal, according to WSB-TV.
Most recently, Offset was seen celebrating Easter on Sunday with Cardi, 26, and their 9-month-old daughter.
Alongside a sweet Instagram of the family celebrating in their Easter best, Cardi wrote, “Happy Easter from mines to yours ❤️.”
Days after collaborating with Cardi during his set at Coachella’s #REVOLVEFestival on April 14, Offset dropped a new music video featuring his superstar wife last week — and the results are pretty steamy.
The NSFW visuals for “Clout” feature the on-off pair acting very much back on following their brief split late last year. Cardi and Offset get grabby amid a striking yellow background, with the “I Like It” rapper straddling the father of her daughter while donning leather gear decked out in chains.
Cardi shared the video with an enthusiastic all-caps Instagram post Wednesday morning, writing, “CLOUT MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW! TELL ME WHAT YA THINK!”
The song is the first single off of Offset’s solo album, Father of 4.
Music industry plans blackout in solidarity with Black community following George Floyd death
A host of record labels and other music industry figures are planning a social media blackout on Tuesday (June 2) in solidarity with the black community.
Messages shared by Warner, Universal, Dirty Hit and more set out a plan to “disconnect from work and reconnect with out community” for the day, held as “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.”
The decision comes in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after being apprehended by a white police officer. Officer Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
“Due to recent events please join us as we take an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change,” the message begins.
“As gatekeepers of the culture, it’s our responsibility to not only come together to celebrate the wins, but also hold each other up during a loss.
“Join us on Tuesday June 2 as a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community,” the message concludes, adding the hashtag “#THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED.”
Universal Music Group quoted Martin Luther King in their Instagram post supporting the blackout, echoing his sentiments that “there comes a time when silence is betrayal”.
The Caroline label wrote: “Our Black friends are not ok, our Black families are not ok, we are not and should not be ok.”
A number of figures in the music industry have spoken about following Floyd’s death. Taylor Swift this week called out President Donald Trump’s inflammatory tweets about the situation, saying: “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence,” and threatening to “vote [Trump] out in November”.
Billie Eilish also shared her thoughts on the matter, writing: “If I hear one more white person say ‘all lives matter’ one more fucking time I’m gonna lose my fucking mind,” while Run The Jewels rapper Killer Mike sent an emotional message to the residents of his hometown of Atlanta, a city that has sparked into violence since Floyd’s death.
The Streets share new documentary on upcoming mixtape with Tame Impala, IDLES, Slowthai and more
The Streets have shared a new documentary on the making of their upcoming mixtape – watch it in full below.
The 20-minute film features footage of the creation of new collaboration-based tape ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’, which comes out in July.
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‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ comes out on July 10, and is The Streets’ first full-length project since 2011 album ‘Computers And Blues’ and mixtape ‘Cyberspace And Reds’.
Mike Skinner revived his Streets project in 2018, playing a number of Greatest Hits tour dates and sharing a host of new material.
Skinner announced his intentions to release a new Streets mixtape last year, which will arrive alongside a new studio album. The album is set to be paired with a new film that Skinner is currently working on.
Speaking to NME about the upcoming mixtape and the new film, Skinner said: “It’s almost like a follow-on from [2004 album] ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ – that was my life without The Streets.
“That’s what this is; it’s about my life as a DJ but with The Streets removed. I haven’t shot anything yet, but we’ve decided to use real nightclubs. So we’re waiting for real nightclubs to happen again; if it’s not until 2021 then that’s when we’ll do it.
“The film’s just a caper, really; it’s a bit of fairytale, but a fairytale told in the real world.”
Billie Eilish shares impassioned post about George Floyd: “Black lives fucking matter”
The singer, 18, wrote in an Instagram post today (May 30) that she would attempt to explain why black lives matter while imagining opponents as children because it “feels like that’s the only way you [motherfuckers] will understand”.
At various points in the message she addresses people who have called for “all lives matter” after riots erupted this week over the murder of George Floyd, a black man who was involved in an incident with a white police officer.
Eilish went on to outline a number of analogies in which all lives do not matter. “This is not about you”, she said about white people. “You are not in need. You are not in danger”.
She asked: “If your friend gets a cut on their arm are you gonna wait to give all your friends a bandaid first because all arms matter?
“If someone’s house was on fire and someone is stuck in the house, are you gonna make the fire department go to every other house on the block first because all houses matter? No! Because they don’t fucking need it. You are privileged whether you like it or not. Society gives privilege just for being white. You can be poor, you can be struggling. And still your skin colour is giving you more privilege than you even realise.”
She continued: “If all lives matter, why are black people killed for just being black? Why are white people given opportunities that people of other races aren’t?
“Why is it ok for black people to be called thugs for protesting the murder of innocent people? Do you know why???? White. fucking. privilege,” she wrote.
Eilish tagged the message at the end with “#justiceforgeorgefloyd”.
Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after being apprehended by a white police officer. Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
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