Offset Thinks Kim Kardashian Deserves to Be President
Kim Kardashian's flirtation with political activism has Offset's support. In an interview today (Sept. 6) with TMZ, the Migos member praised the reality television star's advocacy for criminal justice reform.
"Hell yeah, I fuck with that shit. I've been through that shit," Offset said in response to a question about Kardashian's work. "To be able to have a second chance? That's one hunnid."
The rapper, currently touring on Drake's Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour, faces charges in Georgia for an improper lane change, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon after being pulled over in a traffic stop that his attorney has called "racially motivated."
He continued to TMZ, "Kim for president, man ... She deserve to be president. Ain't no other president doin' that shit ... And she helpin' Black folks, so I fuck with that ten thousand times hard."
TMZ's inquiry seems to be inspired by Kardashian's recent meetings with Donald Trump, whom she's now lobbied to free two people in prison, including Alice Marie Johnson, whose sentence for cocaine distribution and money laundering was commuted by the president in June after the 63-year-old woman spent 23 years in federal prison.
Kardashian reportedly returned to the White House yesterday (Sept. 5) to seek a pardon for Chris Young, whose 2010 arrest for marijuana and cocaine possession led to a life sentence in maximum-security prison. Young is one of around 3,800 individuals currently serving life sentences in the United States for drug offenses, according to the Buried Alive Project.
"He’s had to have a few surgeries and he’s been in a medical facility for a few years, and he goes back into the maximum-security prison where lifers have to go. And he’s had a perfect record," Kardashian told Jason Flom’s Wrongful Conviction podcast.
Prisoners in at least ten states, according to the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, are currently engaged in hunger and labor strikes protesting the disenfranchisement of current and formerly incarcerated individuals and the less-than-minimum wages paid to incarcerated workers, among other demands. The strike is scheduled to end on Sept. 9.
Watch Offset's comments on Kim Kardashian's prison reform efforts below.
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