Offset’s lawyer say Georgia law enforcements racially targeted his client.
One day after the Migos rapper was arrested outside Atlanta, his lawyer, Drew Findling, openly expressed that he’s skeptical about the legitimacy of the entire ordeal. The legal advisor, who also represents the likes of Gucci Mane, Katt Williams, and Trippie Redd—said he’s persuaded police focused on Offset for a few reasons: since he’s rich, Black, and a rapper.
“It’s a common theme. We’re talking about a young, African-American man driving a shiny, beautiful luxury car and clad in designer clothes and watches and jewelry,” Findling told TMZ. “Unfortunately people in his genre become a target for law enforcement who think that lifestyle is connected to some illegal activity … and that is a sad statement.”
Officers captured the “Rick Flair Drip” rapper Friday, following an activity stop in Jonesboro, Georgia. It was at first detailed that police pulled Offset over because of excessively tinted windows; in any case, outlets later affirmed it was because of an unlawful path change.
As indicated by USA Today, officers purportedly recognized a scent of pot while moving toward the auto, inciting them to start a hunt. They supposedly discovered three handguns, $107,000 in real money, and in addition a little measure of weed (not as much as an ounce). Offset was then captured and accused of wrongful lane change, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon by an convicted felon, and ownership of a weapon amid the commission of a wrongdoing.
Findling claims the guns had a place with Offset’s assistant, an authorized weapon owner who was traveling with the rapper at the time of the traffic stop. His attorney said the associate was carrying the firearms in the vehicle for security reasons.
Introductory reports expressed that the arrest was an infringement of Offset’s probation, coming from 2015 drugs and weapons charges; in any case, Findling disclosed to AJC that his client’s probation was terminated prematurely.
Offset was discharged after posting $17,000 bail. His wife, Cardi B, shared an Instagram story confirming he was back home.