Georgia is typically viewed as a red state where Republican presidential candidates easily secure 16 Electoral College votes. A Democrat running for president has not won the state since 1992. According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, the Peach State is currently a toss-up between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the 2020 race.
The Biden-Harris ticket hopes to pull off a win in Georgia on November 3. To help switch the state from red to blue, the Democrats enlisted Migos rapper Kiari “Offset” Cephus for a performance at a drive-in rally in his hometown of Atlanta. Chicago emcee Common was also in attendance at the event.
“With all the negativity I experienced the other day, today was full of positivity. I want to thank the [Biden-Harris] team for inviting me to be a part of their rally and be a part of changing my community for the better. It was great being a part of a peaceful rally with everybody having a good time and enjoying music by me and my guy @common,” posted Offset on Instagram. The “negativity” comment referred to Beverly Hills police officers detaining him over the weekend after he was apparently harassed by Trump supporters.
Throughout the year, Offset has been very outspoken about what he believes is the importance of casting a ballot in the 2020 election. The 28-year-old southerner revealed he voted for the first time during the Georgia primaries in June. Set was also named a State Ambassador for Amazon Studios’ #AllInForVoting program.
Cardi B recently defended her husband’s political activity after he faced some criticism for his take on the Birkin bag debate that had consumed parts of social media over the last several days. She uploaded numerous posts from Offset’s Instagram account where he pushed for his 17 million followers to take part in the voting process.
“This man has posted ten plus times about voting but the one time he talks about a bag it’s what makes ya go into a frenzy and In deep conversations. I spoke too many times about voting and ya call me ‘dumb’ or [say] ‘shut up and stay out politics.’ When we go on live and talk about society you will see the views go down real fast,” Cardi wrote on her IG page.
The “WAP” hitmaker continued, “I don’t understand why people be fronting like ya be interested in something and want [to] see ‘more celebrities’ invested on social issues but what YAAA MAKE TREND is drama and what buying what and who is getting what? So who is at fault the celebs or the public?”