The rapper Offset, née Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was arrested Saturday while on Instagram Live in Beverly Hills, the police department confirmed.

In the video, Offset can be heard saying he is not going to move his hands from the steering wheel while officers approach and tell him to turn his car off. One officer says, “We were told that you guys were waving guns at people.”

“You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag. What are you talking about?” Offset responds.

Later, an officer tells him not to move and reaches into the rapper’s vehicle.

“That’s not legal, you can’t just open my door,” Offset repeats while he is arrested.

Beverly Hills was also the site of a weekly pro-Trump rally Saturday, but police have not confirmed if his arrest is related to any disruption at that event.

Police have not confirmed why Offset was arrested or what charges, if any, would be brought against him. 

Offset is one-third of the Grammy-nominated group Migos, along with relatives Takeoff and Quavo. He is also married to Cardi B.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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