Offset detained by Police at LA Shopping Center

Offset was detained by police on Wednesday at The Grove, a popular open-air shopping complex in Los Angeles.

The rapper — whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus — was detained by Los Angeles police officers after receiving a report of a person with a gun in the shopping center’s multi-story parking structure, TMZ reports.

Police confirmed to the outlet that they’d received the call around 8 p.m. It’s reportedly believed the individual who was believed to be in possession of a firearm fled the scene.

As seen in a cellphone video shot by an onlooker, Offset — who can be seen wearing a yellow pullover — was pushed against a wall and detained by an officer while demanding to know why he was being handcuffed.

Another man, believed to be a member of Offset’s entourage, was also detained. It’s unclear at this time if the Migos rapper or the other man were affiliated with the suspect who reportedly had a gun. 

ET has reached out to reps from the artist and to the LAPD for comment.

Offset’s most recent run-in with the law came in May 2019, when an arrest warrant was issued for the rapper in Sandy Springs, Georgia, after he was allegedly set off by a person filming him on a cellphone camera, which he is accused of subsequently breaking.