Offset Takes Aim at Government Shutdown in 'Esquire' Interview: 'That's Some Slave Sh--'

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Offset of Migos celebrates New Year's Eve 2019 At E11EVEN MIAMI on Dec. 31, 2018 in Miami.

After Cardi B spoke out against the government showdown last week, her estranged husband Offset followed suit, blasting the situation in Washington, D.C., in a new interview with Esquire.

On day 31 of the longest federal shutdown in American history, the Migos member sat down with Lakin Starling to share his feelings on the subject and the status of the country. The premise of the conversation was about Offset’s upcoming album, but politics took over.

“This ain’t supposed to be going down,” the 27-year-old told Esquire. “Not in America. … All these other countries when I go there, they’re inspired by us. Seeing people talk about how they can’t pay their bills but they have to work. That’s some slave shit.”

Offset goes on to note that he usually prefers to keep his political viewpoints to himself and laments “black mothers” who had jobs but have suddenly seen their jobs taken away during the current shutdown.

On Jan. 16, Cardi B posted an Instagram video of herself ranting against the government shutdown. In part, she said, “It’s been a little bit over three weeks. Trump is now ordering, as in summonsing, federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid. ... This shit is crazy. Like, our country is in a hellhole right now, all for a fucking wall. And we need to really take this serious — I feel like we need to take some action. I don’t know what type of action, bitch, because this is not what I do. But bitch, I’m scared. This is crazy. And I really feel bad for these people that gotta go to fucking work to not get motherfucking paid.”

To read the full story, visit Esquire here.


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