The rapper had his white Porsche impounded following the arrest and spent a couple of days in jail, before he made bail. His rep is telling the media that he was targeted because he’s black, rich, successful and drives a flashy car, which should somehow diminish the severity of the charges.
Offset has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon during a crime. Both are felonies and both could weigh heavily in the balance, considering that Offset is a felon. As such, he is not allowed to own firearms. He had 3 of them in his car at the time of his arrest.
He was also charged with misdemeanors: possession of marijuana and improper lane change. Cops also retrieved $107,000 from the Porsche, but carrying that much cash around is not a crime.
The rapper has been released from jail on a $17,000 bond and is back home with rapper Cardi B and their newborn daughter.
Just last month, Offset made headlines after crashing his Dodge Challenger in Atlanta and offering the guy who took him out of the wreck and to the hospital a new car. Without him, he would have been dead, Offset said at the time. The rapper’s Good Samaritan was on foot when he noticed the crash, so the star bought him a 2014 Nissan Altima so he would get to work faster in the future, as a sign of gratitude.