On Dec. 4, Migos' Offset was released from jail after more than half-a-year. The time he was locked up was particularly tough for him given his recent success in rap, he said.
"It was worse than any other time,” Offset told WSBTV, "Because I was doing something right with myself before I went in."
Offset was the only Migos member locked up without bond after an April arrest at Georgia Southern University, where police searched two vehicles that reportedly carried Migos and their entourage. During the search, officials found weed (less than an ounce of it), lean (one bottle of it) and guns (several of them). Sixteen people were arrested.
Time in jail helped Offset in some ways, he said.
“It was like a slap in the face and I didn’t understand where it came from or why I had to do it. [It was] something I had to go through with me and God, though,” he explained. “I had to sit down to see my opportunity so I can take advantage of it to the most that I can.
"Maybe my eyes weren’t open to the bigger picture,” he added. "This opened my eyes. I went to talking to God to see what answers he would give me. Probably needed a little make-up work done on my character. Maybe God just wanted to protect me from being hurt or injured during the time I was locked up.”
All three Migos members faced several charges because of the April incident, but a plea deal helped them all avoid jail time. Offset accepted five years’ probation and a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to riot in a penal institution, though he doesn’t admit to causing said riot. He was also banished from several Georgia counties.
Takeoff, who also faced drug charges, now has 12 months probation after pleading guilty to possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. Meanwhile, Quavo paid a fine to have his 12 month sentence suspended after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor weed charge.
Despite the legal woes this year, Migos also managed to release their new album, Yung Rich Nation, which you can listen to below.
Today, the group also announced their upcoming Young Rich N---as 2 mixtape and their "Dab Tour," according to Complex. Dates are below.
Feb. 17 San Francisco, Calif. – The Regency
Feb. 19 Santa Ana, Calif. – The Observatory
Feb. 21 Los Angeles, Calif. – Air & Style
Feb. 22 Seattle, Wash. – Showbox
Feb. 23 Portland, Ore. – Wonder Ballroom
Feb. 27 Milwaukee, Wis. – The Rave
Feb. 28 Chicago, Ill. – House of Blues
Feb. 29 Detroit, Mich. – Majestic Theatre
Mar. 02 Boston, Mass. – Middle East Downstairs
Mar. 03 Philadelphia, Pa. – Theatre of Living Arts
Mar. 04 New York, N.Y. – Irving Plaza
Mar. 06 Silver Spring, Md. – The Fillmore
Mar. 08 Raleigh, N.C. – The Ritz
Mar. 11 Atlanta, Ga. – Center Stage
Mar. 15 Charlotte, N.C. – The Fillmore