Offset lent his talents to The Lincoln Project to help get out the vote in Atlanta
Rapper Offset joined up with The Lincoln Project to provide further incentives to Georgia voters to vote. The rapper was scheduled to use his celebrity to support voters on long lines to vote in Georgia providing moral support and vegan food from Atlanta’s famed Slutty Vegan restaurant as well as Big Dave’s Cheesteak for those with more carnivorous leanings.
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The Lincoln Project is a group of conservatives and Republicans who have united over their desire to propel Trump out of office. They’ve released some of the ads most critical to the 45th president during the election run-up, including powerful words from a press conference this year from former L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers.
But somewhere things went awry with Offset as The Lincoln Project tweeted that the Migos rapper was threatened by officials from Gwinnett county. Offset was scheduled to make appearances at Fickett Elementary and William Walker Rec Center, both in Atlanta.
We’ve been working in Georgia with @OffsetYRN, to feed Gwinnett’s voters in those unnecessarily long lines, but instead of a welcome, he was threatened by @gwinnettgov.
This is what voter intimidation and discrimination looks like.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 3, 2020
For anyone outside of Atlanta, Gwinnett county covers a suburban swatch of the city, including areas like Dunwoody, Norcross and Peachtree Corners. Further details of any incident were not provided but it appears that something happened that Gwinnett county officials had issues with.
As Offset said that he did vote today, perhaps he was threatened for some reason while voting in his own swanky neighborhood. It is not, as several commenters on social media said today, illegal to provide food and refreshments to voters waiting on line. It is only a problem if you try to sway voters vote for one candidate or another.
The good news is, he voted.
I’m a voter in Gwinnett county, Georgia. I voted early, hoping for a big blue wave, and I’m sorry your gift was not received well. We’re the same county that sent kids and teachers back to school too early. Not running on a full government tank here. But @ossoff will be a win 🤞🏼.
— Sherry Jo Ward (@SherryJoWard) November 3, 2020
There was no sign of Offset’s on-and-off-wife, Cardi B. at the voting booth with her husband, though that certainly just means that they didn’t vote together, at least as far as we know. The couple recently reconciled after Cardi filed for divorce, but she has now officially withdrawn the petition. As theGrio reported, Cardi said that she wanted the public to know her relationship was just as dysfunctional as anyone else’s while adding in her no-BS way that she missed ‘intimacy’ with her husband. But of course, she didn’t say intimacy.
Offset, born Kiari Kentrell Cephus, is an Atlanta native. He and Cardi, born Belcalis Almanzár in New York City are parents to daughter Kulture, 2. Cardi has used her platform to support Democratic and progressive causes, doing an interview with Joe Biden for Elle magazine in August.
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