(AllHipHop News) The Atlanta rap group Migos found themselves behind bars in April after police found marijuana, lean, and firearms in their vehicles. The trio was set to perform at Georgia Southern University, but authorities arrested them and their entourage.
Quavo and Takeoff were released on bond later that month, but Offset was held. He was later hit with battery and inciting a riot charges in May for an incident that took place in jail.
Offset was finally released from custody on December 4. In exchange for all the other charges being dropped, Offset agreed to plead guilty for creating a riot in a penal institution without having to admit he committed the crime. The agreement is known as an Alford plea.
“If I didn’t take the plea, then it wouldn’t be handled and I would be sitting in jail right now,” Offset told WSBTV.
The “Versace” hit maker also spoke about his time in jail. He views the unwanted experience as divine intervention that will hopefully better him as a person.
“It was like a slap in the face and I didn’t understand where it came from or why I had to do it. [It was] something I had to go through with me and God,” he said. “I had to sit down to see my opportunity so I can take advantage of it to the most that I can.”
Offset was sentenced to five years probation, a $1,000 fine plus surcharges. The judge also banished him from the Ogeechee circuit which includes Bulloch, Effingham, Screven, and Jenkins counties.
“That’s something like if a terrorist come over here or something,” stated Offset about being banned from certain Georgia locations. “We went there to do a show.”
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Watch WSBTV’s report on Offset in the video below.