Migos’ Offset Is Denied Bond for a Third Time
Back in May, Migos member Offset called in to a radio show and said that he expected to be home in three weeks. Nearly six months later, he remains locked up, having now been denied bond for a third time. According to the Statesboro Herald, the most recent denial comes following an Oct. 9 hearing, in which Offset, born Kiari Cephus, denied any ties to gangs or criminal organizations. Nonetheless, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner has denied Offset bond, and he remains in jail awaiting trial. Offset was arrested in April alongside groupmates Quavo and Takeoff and several members of their entourage following a concert at Georgia Southern University. Quavo and Takeoff were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession, felony possession of a schedule II narcotic and carrying a loaded gun on school property; Offset was also hit gun possession by a convicted felon and was not released when the other two secured bond. He was also serving time when the group struck it big in 2013 with their Yung Rich Niggas mixtape and its breakthrough hit, "Versace."
During his time away, Takeoff and Quavo have persevered, dropping the group's debut album, Yung Rich Nation. That was followed last month by the mixtape Back to the Bando; Migo Thuggin, a collaborative tape with fellow Atlantan Young Thug, is expected out on Halloween. And while Offset hasn't been able to set foot in a booth for half a year now, the famously prolific group is rumored to have completed their second studio album some time ago.