During a recent interview on The Ellen Show, Laverne Cox revealed that Cardi B’s fiance started smoking marijuana while sitting front row at New York Fashion Week.
Laverne Cox came on The Ellen Show to talk about her recent stints as a model for Beyonce’s Ivy Park active wear clothing line, and host of Kim Kardashian West’s Glam Masters. While she was on the show, Ellen brought up the fact that Cox went to Fashion Week this year.
Cox explained that while she had not been able to go for several years due to a hectic schedule, she did manage to attend a few shows this week and sat next to Cardi B. She also explained an interesting incident that occurred with Cardi’s fiance, Offset. She said, “So we were watching the show and in the middle of the show there’s smoke in the air and people start fanning smoke and then I smell marijuana and I’m like ‘What is going on?‘”
She revealed that the smell was coming from Cardi’s fiance, who had started smoking marijuana. Cox said, “And Cardi, she brought her fiance Offset, and he’s lit a blunt during the fashion show. He’s really smoking weed like front row at New York Fashion Week.”
Cox explained that in her opinion, this was Offset’s attempt to have recreational marijuana legalized in New York like it is in Los Angeles. She said, “And here in LA, it’s legal now, but it’s not quite legal in New York yet but maybe that’s his push for legalization.”
Ellen asked the actress if anyone from security stopped the rapper from smoking a clearly illegal substance. Cox said, “Girl. No! I mean, could you imagine someone going up to Offset and being like ‘Could you please put that out, sir?‘”
She further said that the timing of when he lit up the marijuana kept him safe. She said, “And there’s models walking by so security is not going to come up ’cause that would be disruptive to the show.”
Cox also talked about working with Beyonce on her Ivy Park line and with Kim Kardashian West on Glam Masters. When Ellen confused the two and thought Cox was working with Beyonce on Glam Masters as well, Cox very solemnly replied, “Don’t confuse Beyonce and Kim Kardashian.”
Laverne Cox stars in Orange is the New Black, season 6 of which will be up on June 27.
Watch the full interview below: