Offset is the stage name of American rapper, songwriter and singer Kiari Kendrell Cephus while Migos is a three-man rap group co-founded by Offset alongside his relatives Quavo and Takeoff. The group is known for their chart-topping hits Versace and Bad and Boujee. After its release, Versace quickly went viral and peaked at No 99 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Offset has released two studio albums with Migos: Yung Rich Nation and 2017’s Culture which debuted at No 1 on the US Billboard 200. Culture also topped the Candian Albums Chart and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.
Offset has been in the news since his highly public engagement to Newyork rap sensation Cardi B. Both rappers began dating in early 2017 and on October 27 of the same year, he proposed to Cardi at a sold-out concert.
Offset recently came under fire for his verse on YFN Lucci’s single Boss Life. The verse has the line “cannot vibe with queers” which many perceived as homophobic. This earned him so much backlash on social media. The rapper responded via Instagram with an apology stating that he wasn’t referring to gay people with that line.
Offset was born Kiari Kendrell Cephus on December 14, 1991. He grew up alongside Quavo and Takeoff in the suburban town of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Offset and Takeoff’s dads left when the boys were young and so all three boys were raised by Quavo’s mother who was a hair stylist.
The trio grew up in a tough neighbourhood known to be a key distribution hub for Mexican drug cartels. Growing up Offset played football, however, he stopped playing due to a severe injury to the foot bone. He attended Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia and he graduated in 2009.
The group had released a lengthy mixtape in 2011, named Juug season, but it did not receive much attention. They released another mixtape in 2012. Migos was initially signed to 300 Entertainment. They moved on to Quality Control Music after leaving 300 Entertainment in 2015.
Offset had a major run-in with the law in 2015 when he alongside Quavo and Takeoff were arrested and charged with possession of drugs and weapons for which he spent four months in custody. He is currently out on a 5year probation as well as a banishment from 4 countries.
Offset launched a $500 000 cancer fundraising campaign in memory of his grandmother Sallie Ann Smith who died of cancer.
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Offset’s Relationship With Cardi B – Girlfriend
Offset is currently engaged to Bodak Yellow rapper Cardi B. The two met by chance in New York in February 2017. They were later spotted leaving together after the 2017 Super Bowl. The relationship was confirmed when Cardi shared a video of them together on Valentine’s day. After that, Offset and Cardi remained an on-and-off couple for several months.
Cardi has always been vocal about her desire to have a family and few days before 2017 Halloween, Offset made her dream come true. The proposal was nothing short of what was expected from two hip-hop powerhouses. It was as grand and as public as a proposal could get!
Offset got on one knee in front of a sold-out concert in Philadelphia and popped the big question. The Bodak Yellow rapper accepted the raindrop-shaped diamond engagement ring from her man Offset and gave him a hug. Soon after the very public engagement, a handful of TV networks began making offers for exclusive rights to televise their wedding.
Even after the big engagement, the relationship between this couple has continued to have its fair share of ups and downs; series of cheating rumours fueled by explicit images and videos which were leaked when Offset’s phone got hacked. It was even alleged that he had got another woman pregnant! Cardi B, however, remained undaunted by the allegations and refused to call off the engagement as expected by many. The relationship continued to wax strong as Offset went ahead to get a neck tattoo of Cardi’s name.
Before his relationship with Cardi B, Offset was rumoured to have dated former Atlanta stripper and model Alexis Skyy. He also reportedly had a fling with Amber Rose.
Kids and Height
The 26-year old MC is a father of three children from previous relationships: sons Jordan and Kody, and daughter Kalea Marie. His son Jordan remained a secret until late 2017 when Jordan’s mother Justine Watson slammed Offset with a lawsuit, seeking more child support for their son.
An Instagram model Celina Powell had also come up with claims that Offset is the father of her unborn child whose sonogram she posted. The rapper has denied the allegations even though a DNA test has not been performed.
Offset is 5ft 9″ in height and he weighs 172 lbs. His chest circumference is 41 inches, biceps are 14 inches and his waist size is 33 inches.
The net worth of the rapper is currently estimated at $2 million. However, the joint net worth of Migos is estimated around $9 million. Apart from music sale, Migos have made some extra bucks from television appearances and concerts.
Facts About Offset Migos
- All members of the group are directly related
Offset is Quavo’s cousin and Quavo is Takeoff’s uncle. The trio grew up together in Gwinnett County. It’s a family affair!
- Migos was initially known as ‘Polo Club’
‘Polo Club’ was the initial moniker of the group. The group was renamed after a year of its formation.
- Offset was earning money while in jail
When Offset got locked up, a third of Migos earnings was set aside for him even though he wasn’t performing with them. That can only happen when you do business with family!
- Migos carry their cash around
Migos loves to keep their money close. The trio does not believe in banking and so they carry stacks of money in their leather backpacks.
- Drake is a big fan of Migos
The group once met the Candian rapper at a radio station and he began name-dropping some of their songs. Little wonder Drake did a remix of their breakout single ‘Versace’.
- Offset is crazy about tattoos
He got a tattoo of the Eiffel Tower in memory of his late friend whose name was ‘Paris’.