Cardi B’s husband and her cousin had an encounter with police over the weekend. While in Beverly Hills on October 24, 2020, Cardi’s husband, rapper Offset of the Migos, and her cousin Marcelo Almanzar were stopped by police, E! Online reported. As the “WAP” rapper shopped in the Hermes store, police approached the two men after receiving a report that Almanzar pointed a firearm at someone from the vehicle. Almanzar was later arrested.
The Beverly Hills Police Department posted a statement on Twitter that confirmed that “the passenger in the vehicle was arrested” and that “the victim of the crime did not desire to press charges for the pointing of the weapon.”
Even though the unidentified individual didn’t press any charges against Almanzar, he was still charged with carrying a loaded firearm in public and carrying a concealed weapon. His bail was set at $35,000, and Daily Mail reported he was released around 9:35 p.m. that night.
BHPD Statement on 10/24/2020 Arrest: pic.twitter.com/MQS7B6Rvav
— Beverly Hills Police (@BeverlyHillsPD) October 25, 2020
Offset Broadcasts on Instagram Live While Being Stopped By Police
Offset was on Instagram Live while being pulled over by Beverly Hills police. In the video, the “Stir Fry” rapper refused to exit his vehicle and take his hands off the steering wheel. When asked why, he replied, “Because you’ve got guns out.”
Another officer then explains to Offset that the police “were told that you guys were waving guns.” Offset then said:
“There have been media reports that entertainer Offset was arrested,” Sergeant Audra Alatorre told E! News. “Those reports are inaccurate.”
A representative for the Atlanta rapper said that he was detained while a Trump rally was happening.
“Artist and Philanthropist Offset was detained by the Beverly Hills Police Department following an attack by aggressive Trump supporters,” spokesman Derrian Perry said in a statement to People. “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.”
Cardi B Pleads For Offset to Not Be Detained
As police were putting handcuffs on Offset, Cardi B was seen on video approaching the scene questioning what was happening and pleading for him to be let go.
“That’s my husband! Why are you pointing a gun at him?” she can be heard saying in an Instagram video.
She became upset that her husband was being detained.
“No! This is crazy! My husband is not armed. My husband is not armed,” she shouted.