Earlier today we brought you a story on how hip-hop is “Boss Life.” “I cannot vibe with queers,” the rapper notes.
The UK’s Independent points out this isn’t the first time that Migos have made headlines for such remarks. Last year during an interview with Rolling Stone, the rap collective seemingly made negative comments surrounding ILoveMakonnen’s coming out.
In response to the article, Migos then took to Twitter, stating, “We have always been about being original and staying true. Staying true to yourself goes a long way. We are all fans of Makonnen’s music and we wish he didn’t feel like ever had to hide himself.”
“We feel the world is f*cked up that people feel like they have to hide and we’re asked to comment on someone’s sexuality. We have no problem with anyone’s sexual preference. We love all people, gay or straight, and we apologise if we offended anyone.”
Regardless, fans are not taking kindly to Offset’s recent homophobic statement, as they have let their social media accounts express displeasure.
so migos had their Makonnen situation
issued an apology
Quavo says "I got a record with Frank Ocean. That closes my case.”
but also Migos: I do not vibe with queers.
— Mikelle Street (@MikelleStreet) January 17, 2018
offset really got the nerve to say he doesn't vibe with the gay community while dressed like a bdsm genie
— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) January 18, 2018
Offset really did say "I cannot vibe with queers"……. I… anyone who had to do with the production of the song is a fucking idiot. it's 2018 and mainstream rappers really felt the need to include an offensive statement towards a discriminated minority.
— Belmondo//Belladonna (@BelladonnaDrag) January 17, 2018
"I cannot vibe with queers" …
Rappers stay openly homophobic and then pay $100,000 for clothing designed by gay billionaires lmfaoo who keeps signing these idiots https://t.co/tMPKZSZ4RF
— jackson martin (@ITZJACKMARTIN) January 17, 2018
did he just say… he doesn’t vibe with queers? then continue to talk about the designer clothes he wears… that are designed by… queers…? https://t.co/RyprncBVz2
— myai (@myyughh) January 17, 2018
Offset saying he doesn’t vibe with queers while constantly wearing and PARADING clothes by gay designers is the REAL gag.
— MNEK (@MNEK) January 18, 2018
all i’m saying is if you’re a homophobe say it with your chest.
so Offset, no more Versace, Tom Ford. YSL? don’t know what that is. Marc Jacobs? who’s that? your new attire shall be Sports Directs’ finest – seeing as you don’t vibe with the designers above!
— MNEK (@MNEK) January 18, 2018
— IT factor (@durrellyrell) January 18, 2018
Cardi B needs to turn Offset off.
— xXxMETALPUSSY (@YUNGSADISTlC) January 18, 2018
Offset has proven to be homophobic and y’all have given him a chance to prosper in music but Azealia Banks has apologized for all her wrongs and y’all don’t want to give her a chance. No one should ever tell me black women are treated equally as men
— c (@chuuzus) January 17, 2018
offset is homophobic and cardi is transphobic what a cute couple
— ً (@cuntydoll) January 17, 2018
Following backlash, Offset has uploaded the below post on Instagram.
I didn’t write the line about gay people. I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people. My passion for fashion has lead me to a lot of gay people around me who I have mad respect for and we are very cool so I’m not in a place where I’m hating like that. When I wrote that I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others (here, lear, solitaire, bear) and I saw this definition about her having a queer feeling she was being watched and it fit what I was thinking about a stalker creepy paparazzi situation. To me that “queer” I don’t mean someone who’s gay. I mean lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd. I M S O R R Y I A P O L O G I Z E I’m offended I offended anybody
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For more on Offset’s controversial lyric, and how people are responding, follow on to Independent.
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