The hip-hop newcomer, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was pulled over by cops in his native Atlanta on Thursday (17Mar16) for having illegal tinted windows on his car.

However, when officials ran his name through the system, they discovered he had failed to pay a $316 (£197) fine for a traffic ticket - leading to his license subsequently being suspended.

He spent the night behind bars before posting his $1,900 (£1,312) bail on Friday morning (18Mar16), but hours later, his lawyer, Drew Findling, appeared in Atlanta Municipal Court and argued the outstanding traffic fine had been settled following his release from jail for a previous incident in December (15). That claim proved to be true and authorities have since admitted Thursday's arrest should never have taken place.

As a result, Offset will be refunded his bond fee, although he still received a ticket for his tinted windows, reports TMZ.com.

Offset and his Migos bandmates Quavo and Takeoff previously faced legal trouble in April, 2015, following a police raid during their show at Georgia Southern University. They were all booked for drug possession, marijuana possession, possession of firearms in a school safety zone and possession of firearms during the commission of a crime, but Quavo and Takeoff were subsequently released on bail.

Offset was held behind bars due to a prior felony conviction, but he was finally allowed to walk free in December (15) after striking a plea deal to settle his drugs and weapons case. He was given credit for time served and placed on probation for five years.