Offset is a rapper and a businessman who became famous as part of the three-man music group, Migos. However, his marriage to rap star Cardi B has further thrown him into the spotlights, thanks to their numerous scandals.
Just two years after Cardi B plunged into the spotlights and stole the hearts of hip-hop fans around the world, Offset successfully captured her heart, making her his beloved bride.
But what else is known about this lucky genius from Lawrenceville who recognized Cardi’s potential early in her career and managed to clinch himself a queen?
Who Is Offset?
Cardi B’s husband Offset is an American rapper, and one-third of the hip hop trio Migos which he founded alongside Quavo, and Takeoff. The star was born on December 14, 1991, in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
While the rapper’s numerous fans and the rest of the world know him by his stage name, Offset, the icon was given Kiari Kendrell Cephus at birth.
He spent his early years growing up in the middle-class surroundings of Gwinett County, Georgia, near Atlanta along with his future bandmates.
In fact, Quavo, who is Offset’s cousin and Takeoff, Quavo’s uncle once explained how they came about their band name, noting that they always “ran together on the North side as Migos,” when they were boys.
The friendship and familial ties soon morphed into a career venture that would reshape the rest of their lives. What better way to keep things original than adopting a moniker that had some symbolism to their childhood.
Offset Attained Stardom As Part Of The Migos
The trio formed their hip hop group in 2008 and went on to record and release several tracks. After years of sailing the deep waters of the music industry, they eventually made their big break with the 2013 single “Versace.”
The song garnered critical and commercial recognition. After basking in their initial fame for two years, they eventually dropped their debut studio album, “Yung Rich Nation.”
Before long, Offset found himself at the center of his team’s fame, after their 2017 single “Bad And Boujee” became an internet sensation. Many believed the icon commanded the track, especially as some of his lyrics became the subject of several internet memes.
“Bad And Boujee” soon hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. That same year, Migos released a second studio album, “Culture,” which also became a hit, debuting at no.1 on US Billboard 200 chart.
Branching Into Solo Music
Aside from his works with Migos, Offset has released solo songs and worked with other music artists. Notably, he snagged his first known part in music production in 2003, serving as a backup dancer in Whitney Houston’s “Watchulookinat.” He was eleven at the time.
Years later, he would go on to become a music sensation himself. The hip hop icon featured on Metro Boomin’s single “No Complaints,” in 2017 and on the song, “Willy Wonka” alongside Macklemore.
That same year, he collaborated with 21 Savage to release the studio album, “Without Warning.” The album informed his debut solo platinum single “Ric Flair Drip,” which became an instant hit.
Offset also has a solo album, “Father Of Four,” released in 2019. The album’s cover featured appearances from his four baby mamas, including rapper Cardi B, who featured in one of the tracks, “Clout.”
His Ventures Outside Music
As part of the Migos, Offset starred in an episode of “Atlanta” in 2016. He has also appeared on Sean Evan’s YouTube series “Hot Ones,” making his debut in 2019.
In August 2019, the star invested in the Esports organization FaZe Clan, which he attributed to his love for gaming. Additionally, Offset has shown support for the fashion industry, having starred in fashion campaigns for notable names such as Lavati.
The icon’s numerous ventures have earned him a net worth of about $26 million as of January 2022 according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Offset’s Personal Life And Relationships
The 30-year-old rapper has five children from four different women. He welcomed his first child, Jordan Cephus, when he was only seventeen.
Notably, the hip-hop star and Jordan’s mom Justine Watson got into a legal battle in 2017 when his baby mama sued him for child support. In response, the rapper requested joint legal and physical custody of the boy and has been part of his life ever since.
His second child, Kody Cephus came from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Oriel Jamie. While his relationship with Jamie might be strained, the rap star notably has a good relationship with his second son.
Offset is also dad to Kalea Marie Cephus, an adorable little girl he shares with rapstress Shya L’Amour. Reportedly, the hip-hop artist failed to take responsibility for his daughter following her birth. However, things changed after his third baby mama called him out on Instagram.
Offset’s Marriage To Cardi B
The music icon has two additional kids Kulture and her little brother, from his marriage to rapper Cardi B. The duo tied the knot in September 2017, barely eight months after they began dating.
Their union has been filled with many ups and downs, from breakups to cheating scandals. Videos of the icon reportedly cheating on his woman have surfaced on occasions, putting a dent in their relationship.
However, Offset’s wife has forgiven him repeatedly, earning her internet backlash. They came close to divorcing in 2020 following yet another scandal. However, Cardi B dismissed her divorce filing the next month, announcing her pregnancy just months later.
Ultimately, offset and Cardi B welcomed their second child, a son, in September 2021. The boy, whose name was yet to be disclosed, joined his sister, Kulture Cephas, born July 2018.
The father of five has remained devoted to his five kids while making headway in his music and other career ventures with the support of his ever-loving wife.