Despite chaos and confusion at Georgia polling stations, Offset managed to vote for the first time in his home state, telling his followers on Instagram that he felt proud to participate in Georgia’s down-ballot primary. The rapper noted he had previously been unable to vote due to his prior convictions, but overcame this obstacle and cast his vote on Tuesday.
“I just voted, my first time, 28 years old. I got past my record and my past history, and I’m able to vote. I feel good, I feel proud.”
Offset encourages his fans to follow his lead and come hit the polls up. “Everybody been going through the same pain,” he said. “We can face it and make a change.” Fellow Atlanta rappers T.I. and Jeezy also hit the polls on Tuesday, and the peach sticker made another appearance on Jeezy’s Instagram. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can,” he wrote.
Back in 2018, one of the rappers fans brought his negative energy to his vote post reminding Offset that “You can’t even post bro..” Offset’s response to the Instagrammer is one that needed to be heard still to this day. “But I can send the message” he replied. “Why be negative with such an important subject? This is for my community. If I could I would go vote. Got to be with society.”
Say it louder for the haters in the back, Set! Congratulations on your first voting experience.