Offset, following in the footsteps of his estranged wife, Cardi B, is dipping his toe into the political pool, just as we approach the month mark since the longest government shutdown in American history began. To refresh your memory, the Grammy-nominated femcee took to Instagram, fuming over the relentless shutdown. She got a co-sign from Diddy, snatched the attention of a few senators and riled up conservatives, including the utterly exasperating Tomi Lahren, who Bardi said she’d “dog-walk.” One-third of the trap trio Migos spoke out in a recent interview with Esquire.
The “Walk It Talk It” emcee seldomly gets political, mostly keeping to himself while doing his best to fix his marriage. However, on the cusp of the release of his solo album, Offset felt compelled to weigh in on the shutdown. He admitted that this current subdued political climate calls for a more “vulnerable” project, opposite of the standard fans have grown accustomed to.
Offset continued that it isn't just Black people who are affected. "Black people aren’t working, white folks aren’t working. It's everybody," he states. Just after his stint as a model during Men's Fashion Week in Paris, he reflected on how other countries romanticize America. “This ain't supposed to be going down. Not in America. We got our chest out, we got the money, we got the cars, we got the celebrities, we got the stars, everybody wants to be like us. All these other countries when I go there, they're inspired by us.”
According to CNN, Democrats and Republicans have yet to find a common ground, thus there is no foreseeable end to the shutdown. Thankfully, many with an influential voice, including Offset, have voiced the evident concerns, and hopefully things will be resolved sooner rather than later.
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