Migos rapper Offset charged with causing a prison riot

Performer arrested at gig last month

Having been arrested for felony drug and gun possession during an April 19 gig, Migos member Offset is now facing charges of battery and causing a prison riot after he was involved in a fight with a fellow inmate at the Bulloch County Jail in Georgia last weekend (May 2), The Statesboro Herald reports.

All three Migos, as well as several members of their entourage, were picked up by police while in the middle of a performance at Georgia Southern University’s Spring Bling concert last month for felony possession of a number of narcotics, including cocaine, Oxycontin and codeine. They were also arrested for carrying a loaded gun on school property and misdemeanour marijuana possession.

But while members Quavo and Takeoff were released on bonds of $10,000 each, Offset – real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus – was denied bail due to prior convictions, including burglary and theft by receiving stolen property.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Inv. Walter Deal said in reports that the fight occurred at around 3pm. Surveillance video captured the incident and the victim, who hasn’t been identified, suffered a “visible injury to the right side of the head”.

According to The Statesboro Herald, Offset has since been denied bond again. At this latest hearing, which took place on Friday (May 8), Cephus was said to visibly angry after Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner refused to set bail based on his lengthy rap sheet and the fact he attacked another inmate. Reports state that Offset “shouted profanities” as he was led out of the courtroom.

Migos, who hail from Georgia, are currently preparing to release their debut LP ‘Y.R.N.: Tha Album’, which is due out on June 16.