Migos member Offset reportedly cursed out a judge after being denied bail for charges stemming from the rap trio’s April 18th arrest at Georgia Southern University. According to the Statesboro Herald, the rapper born Kiari Cephus became enraged after Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner agreed with Assistant District Attorney Barclay Black that Offset’s prior convictions and alleged gang activity were grounds to keep the rapper behind bars. Offset than yelled profanities at the judge as he was escorted out of the courtroom by guards.
Quavo and Offset of the hip-hop trio were initially arrested mid-concert at their Georgia Southern University show on April 18th for felony possession of cocaine, Oxycontin and codeine along with charges of carrying a loaded weapon in a school zone; the Statesboro Herald reports that third Migos member Takeoff was also apprehended in the incident. While Quavo and Takeoff were released on $10,000 bail, Offset remained remanded since the rapper had a prior felony conviction as Cephus was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convict following his arrest.
Sixteen people in total were apprehended following the GSU show, nine of whom – including Quavo and Takeoff – posted bond soon after. The other seven remained behind bars until Friday’s hearing. However, while being held at Bulloch County Jail awaiting his hearing, Offset allegedly assaulted another inmate, which sparked an outbreak of fighting. Because of the May 2nd incident, the rapper was given two additional charges, battery and causing a riot in a penal institution.
In court, the details of that fight were revealed. According to the jail records, Cephus became upset after overhearing a conversation between Bradley Collin Weathers and another inmate. When Weathers went to lie down, Cephus followed him and started kicking him in the head and face. Weathers had visible injuries following the attack.
In his argument to keep the rapper behind bars, Assistant District Attorney Black also cited “social media reports” that Offset was “the CEO” of the Black Migos gang. Offset’s attorney Drew Findling countered that “Migos” was just another word for “Amigos,” the Spanish word for “friends.” Findling also argued that the police unfairly targeted the rap trio prior to their April 18th arrest and that prosecutors lacked evidence proving who exactly belonged to the drugs and firearms gathered in the arrest.
With Offset in prison for the foreseeable future, Migos postponed the remainder of their May tour in support of their upcoming album YRN Tha Album. “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are postponing this tour until July,” the Atlanta rap trio said in a statement. “We want to be at our best and make sure that we give 100 percent during the Yung Rich Nation tour. We would also like to say ‘Thank you’ to all our fans for their love and support.” While the tour was postponed, Migos still plan on releasing their debut LP on June 16th.