Pipe. It. Up.
Offset, one-third of Atlanta powerhouse trap trio Migos, has been released from prison after being held without bond since April. Originally brought in on felony drugs and weapons charges stemming from an April 18 incident at Georgia Southern University, Offset's stay was lengthened after prosecutors pinned him as the catalyst in an apparent "riot" that broke out over the summer.
This news comes just one day after it was reported that another incarcerated hip-hop artist, Bobby Shmurda, was once again denied bail.
The rapper born Kiari Cephus is now able to join fellow Migos members Quavo and Takeoff - both of whom were originally taken into custody alongside Offset, but were released on bond just days later - as a free man. Appearing before a judge for his fourth time in an attempt at release, TMZ reports that Offset's defense maintained that "there's no evidence to even support a trial, much less hold him without bail for 233 days." While we're certainly in no place to presume innocence or guilt, fans will undoubtedly be pleased with the news of his release.
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Quavo and Takeoff have carried the Migos torch admirably since the incident, but let's face it, Migos is a trio. Fans and rap peers took to social media over the past seven months with cries hashtags of #FreeOffset, while the rapper himself sat in prison unable to enjoy the (surprisingly lukewarm) release of his group's debut album Yung Rich Nation.
With Offset now free to head Back To The Bando(conveniently also the title of the stronger Migos project to be released in the last few months), it's time to cue the dabs because there's a good chance that new Migos heat is on its way in the coming weeks (or more likely, days).
In the meantime, enjoy this video posted by longtime Migos collaborator Rich The Kid of Offset post-release, even though it has no sound, oddly enough.
In other news, #FreeGuwop and #FreeShmurda.