Paternity Leave? Offset Arrested For Felony Gun Possession Just Weeks After Welcoming Daughter With Cardi B
Any new mother knows those first few weeks with an infant can leave you shell-shocked and questioning your sanity, and having a support is often a necessity as opposed to a luxury. In addition to sleep deprivation, breast pain and getting to know her new daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, rapper Cardi B may have yet another stressful situation on her hands. Barely over a week after becoming a father for the fourth time, rapper Offset (whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus) has found himself in a bit of legal trouble.
ABC News reports the rapper, who is also member of the rap group Migos, was arrested Friday afternoon on gun and drug charges after his Porsche was pulled over for making an illegal lane change. The incident occurred in Jonesboro, Georgia where Clayton County police searched his 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera and found a gun and less than one ounce of marijuana as well as $107,000 in cash. The 26-year-old who married superstar rapper Cardi B last September, has been charged with making an improper lane change, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a weapon during a crime and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, according to jail records. His bodyguard, Senay Gezahgn, who was accompanying him at the time was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of a weapon during a crime. Both men are currently being held in Clayton County Jail.
This wouldn’t be the first time the “Walk It Like I Talk it” rapper has gotten up close and personal with law enforcement. Rolling Stone reported he spent time in jail in 2013 and 2015 after previous felony drug and weapons charges. Cephus spent eight months in jail in 2015, and is currently serving five years of probation. He was also arrested for driving with a suspended license in 2016.
Just a few days ago, the couple shared a picture of the two of them elbows deep in life with a newborn as they attended their daughter’s first doctor’s appointment. We hope that Cephus can get a handle on these charges and furthermore his lifestyle so he can devote more of that energy towards his wife and child. The only bars Offset should be looking through right now are the ones on his newborn daughter’s crib.