Offset’s father has come to his defense in the wake of his breakup with Cardi B.
Following his son’s public apology onstage during Cardi B’s set at Rolling Loud over the weekend, Tony Cephus took to Facebook to weigh in on the drama that’s torn his family apart.
“Right now, my family is going through a tumultuous time,” he wrote. “What you see in the media is only the tip of the iceberg. Social media is a powerful tool, but certainly no place for family situations; however, our youth, specifically my son’s wife doesn’t understand that. She seems to want to take everything to social media without regard to the devastation it has on others, past present and future or specifically what it does to the other children.”
Tony admitted that his son is not perfect (“He has done his share of dirt”), but does feel “the whole scenario is a tic for tack, mudslinging situation fueled by jealousy, envy, insecurities, psychological issues, drugs, etc, etc, etc.”
Despite Offset’s imperfections, Tony said it’s his duty as a father to protect him. “While he ain’t perfect, he is mine and as a parent I have a duty to protect him,” he said. “Right now, I cannot do that.”
He continued, “We are talking about a 25-year-old with an unlimited supply of money, women chasing him, people at his disposal, etc.”
He also pointed blame at Cardi. “Couple that with a hot headed female that thrives off of social media attention and is on the same financial level as/above him and it’s a recipe for disaster.”
He said the situation has only been exacerbated by “psychological issues, depression and drugs.”
His life has been turned upside down since his son became famous. “His legal troubles over flow into my house,” said Tony. “You all don’t know that my door was kicked in this summer by the feds and every inch of my home was ransacked for a case they are trying to build against him.”
Since news of their split, he hasn’t been able to get any work done “as the phone calls, texts, DM’s, etc were non stop.”
He also claimed Cardi released the first photo of Kulture on Instagram “out of spite.” “It was supposed to come out in his album. She basically screwed my whole family over that vowed not to release pictures to social media.”
He decided to go public so that people can “get a glimpse” of his life. “My whole family is in an uproar right now and I can’t fix it,” he said. “I would not wish this on anyone. I would give anything to go back to simply being a school teacher and coach.”