Migos Rapper Offset Blames Vice Documentary for Arrest

Migos Rapper Offset Blames Vice Documentary for Arrest

Footage from the Noisey: Atlanta series allegedly helped prosecutors build a case against the group.

Published May 21, 2015

The remaining locked up member of Migos gave his first interview since the group was arrested last month. Offset called in to the Dirty Boyz radio show recently with an update on what he describes as a “racist” arrest on “false charges.” He also believes a documentary had something to do with the bust. 

According to Offset, his reputation is being bashed in the media, due in part to a Noisey: Atlanta video series that prosecutors used against him. “They tricked me,” he said of the documentary. 

The rap trio appeared in a special episode, titled “Meet the Migos,” where they brandish guns like prized possessions. In one scene, group member Quavo stands with an AR-15 assault riffle strapped to his chest as if it’s no big deal.

What turned out to be incriminating footage was packaged into a 9-minute video that has been viewed more than 1.5 million times since January. Georgia police arrested Migos on drug and gun charges in April.

Offset maintains that the weapons police found belonged to their security guards. “They just tryna put it all on us,” he said. “They charged everybody with the same thing.”

The 23-year-old added a battery charge to the list for fighting in jail last weekend, and has been denied bail twice. His next hearing is in three weeks. 

 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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