Offset Votes For The First Time In Georgia’s Primary Elections
Rapper and 1/3 of The Migos, Offset took to Instagram Tuesday (June 9th) to let everyone know that he was able to vote for the first time. Offset posted a video to Instagram explaining that because of his prior criminal record, he wasn’t able to vote, but now he can. After leaving the polls, Offset told everyone in the video,
“I feel good I feel proud, I’m trying to make a difference so I came out to vote in my state Georgia. Come vote come get these polls up. Everybody’s been going through the same thing and fixing to make a change. I just voted my first time, 28 years old I got past my record and my past issues so I’m out here voting everybody let’s go. Everybody get to them polls in Atlanta right now man, let’s go.”
In the caption of the video, thw rapper wrote,
“My First time ever voting because I wasn’t allowed! I over came this obstacle and decided to make a real difference !!!!
Everybody please go vote today (LAST DAY)!!!”
Earlier in the day (June 9th), Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also urged Atlanta residents to go and vote. She took to Twitter to alert everyone that some of the residents were dealing with issues that could potentially prevent people from voting. Keisha Lance Bottoms shared that the machines at the Ralph Bunche precinct, which happens to be one of the largest precincts in Atlanta, were not working at all.
Keisha Lance Bottoms also said that the Ralph Bunche precinct was not the only area that had faulty voting machines. Though some people were waiting in line for around eight hours, the mayor told residents not to leave the voting polls before they got the chance to vote.
Offset is not the only rapper that will be voting for the first time this year, as Snoop Dogg has revealed that he’s never voted a day in his life. In a recent interview with Big Boy on La’s Real 92.3, Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Broadus) revealed why he’s never voted before and why he will be voting this year,
“I never voted a day in my life but this year I think I’m gonna get out and vote because I can’t stand to see this punk in office one more year.”
The Hip-Hop legend has been vocal throughout the current presidency and holds nothing back when expressing his disdain for President Donald Trump.
The 48-year-old reflected on past assumptions regarding his voter status:
“For many years they had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote ‘cause you had a criminal record. I didn’t know that. Yeah, my record’s been expunged.”
When asked, if 2020 will be the first year that he will vote, Snoop says:
“Definitely ‘cause we got to make a difference I can’t talk about it and not be about it. I can’t tell you to do it and then don’t go do it. Everybody know I’m a front liner. I ain’t gonna tell you to do something I didn’t do. If I tell you to do something I done it already.”
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