Offset is one of the most popular and successful rappers in the world, as part of the hip hop group Migos and as a solo artist. But who is Offset related to, and how did his family influence his rap career? In this article, we will explore the truth about Offset’s family and rap career, and reveal some surprising facts about his personal life.
Offset’s Early Life and Family
Offset was born as Kiari Kendrell Cephus on December 14, 1991, in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is the son of Michael Cephus and Latabia Woodward, who divorced when he was young. He has three siblings: two brothers and a sister. Offset’s father was a mechanic and his mother was a hairdresser. Offset grew up in a low-income neighborhood and faced many challenges and hardships. He was involved in gang activities and was arrested several times for various offenses, such as theft, burglary, and possession of firearms.
Offset developed a passion for music at an early age, and was influenced by rappers such as Tupac Shakur, Outkast, and Scarface. He also had a talent for dancing, and was a backup dancer in the music video for Whitney Houston’s 2002 single “Whatchulookinat” when he was 11 years old, according to Wikipedia. Offset attended Berkmar High School, where he met his future rap partners Quavo and Takeoff.
Offset’s Rap Career and Migos
Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff formed Migos in 2008, originally under the name Polo Club. They started making music together and released their first mixtape, Juug Season, in 2011. They gained recognition after releasing their 2013 single “Versace”, which was remixed by Drake and became a viral hit. They followed up with their debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation, in 2015, which featured guest appearances from Chris Brown, Young Thug, and Lil Wayne.
Migos rose to fame with their second studio album, Culture, in 2017, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and spawned the number one single “Bad and Boujee”, featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The album received critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards. Migos released two more albums, Culture II and Culture III, in 2018 and 2021, respectively, which also topped the charts and produced several hit singles, such as “MotorSport”, “Stir Fry”, and “Straightenin”.
Offset’s Solo Career and Collaborations
In addition to Migos, Offset has also pursued a solo career and collaborated with numerous artists. In 2017, he released a joint album with record producer Metro Boomin and rapper 21 Savage, titled Without Warning, which reached the top ten on the Billboard 200 and spawned the top 20 single “Ric Flair Drip”, according to Wikipedia. He also collaborated with Drake on Metro Boomin’s single “No Complaints”, according to Wikipedia.
In 2018, he featured on the hit single “Taste” by Tyga, which marked his first top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 as a soloist, according to Wikipedia. He also collaborated with Travis Scott on Kodak Black’s single “Zeze”, which peaked at number two on the Hot 100, according to Wikipedia. Offset released his debut solo studio album, Father of 4, in February 2019, which became his second to reach the top ten on the Billboard 200 and spawned the single “Clout”, featuring his wife Cardi B, according to Wikipedia. The song earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Performance, according to Wikipedia.
In 2023, Offset and Cardi B released their “follow-up” single “Jealousy”, which peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and served as the lead single for his second studio album, Set It Off, released in October of that year, according to People.
Offset’s Family and Personal Life
Offset is not biologically related to Quavo and Takeoff, but they have considered each other cousins since childhood, according to Variety. Offset is the father of five children by four different women, the first four appear in the cover art for his album Father of 4 (2019), according to Hollywood Life. His oldest child is his son Jordan, 12, who he had with a woman named Justine Watson. His second child is his daughter Kalea, 7, who he had with rapper Shya L’Amour. His third child is his son Kody, 6, who he had with model Oriel Jamie. His fourth child is his daughter Kulture, 4, who he had with rapper Cardi B. His fifth child is his son Wave, 1, who he also had with Cardi B.
Offset and Cardi B have had a tumultuous relationship since they started dating in 2017. They secretly married in September 2017, but announced their split in December 2018, amid rumors of Offset’s infidelity. They reconciled in 2019, but Cardi B filed for divorce in September 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. They later called off the divorce and renewed their vows in October 2020. However, their relationship has been rocky ever since, with Offset accusing Cardi B of cheating on him in November 2020, which he later admitted was false. They are currently living separately and co-parenting their children.
Offset has also faced legal troubles throughout his career. He has been arrested several times for charges such as possession of drugs and weapons, battery, and reckless driving. He has also been sued for unpaid child support, breach of contract, and defamation. He has served time in jail and probation for some of his offenses.
Offset is a rap star who has achieved fame and fortune with his group Migos and his solo projects. He is also a family man who has five children with four different women, including his wife Cardi B. However, he has also faced many challenges and controversies in his personal and professional life. He is not related to Quavo and Takeoff, but they are his close friends and rap partners. Offset is one of the most influential and successful rappers in the world, but he is also a complex and controversial figure.