The artist, who is married to Cardi B, filmed himself being pulled over by officers on Saturday afternoon (24 October).
In the footage, which was posted in an Instagram Live video, the rapper can be seen refusing to leave his car. One of the officers questioning Offset then tells him there had been reports that people in his vehicle were “waving guns”.
Offset then says: “You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag.”
The rapper refuses to open his car door, saying: “I'm gonna sue the s*** out of you. Y'all know who I am?”
Officers then open the car door and handcuff Offset, who was later released.
In a statement, the Beverly Hills Police Department told DailyMail.com that Cardi B's cousin, Marcelo Almanzar, was arrested.
“Shortly after 5pm, Beverly Hills Police received information from a passerby of a subject who pointed a weapon from a vehicle at him. The passerby provided a license plate to the vehicle, and the vehicle was stopped by patrol units a short distance away. After the on scene investigation, the passenger in the vehicle was arrested.”
Almanzar has now been charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public. He is being held on a $35,000 bond.