Cardi B has defended her fiance, Offset, after the Migos star was accused of homophobia.
Offset drew heat over lyrics in his YFN Lucci collaboration "Boss Life." These included: “60K solitaire / I do not vibe with queers / I got the heart of a bear / I bust ‘em down by the pair." Following a backlash, Offset apologized on Instagram, saying he was not using "queer" as a pejorative. “I didn’t write the line about gay people,” he wrote. “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.”
Offset's apology drew further scorn from some quarters, but now Cardi B has come to his defense, addressing the issue in a Periscope video.
“I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not, and I’m saying this because I seen him… around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody,” Cardi said. “He never acts uncomfortable and he just doesn’t care.”
“Now, that’s a word that you guys say that it’s a bad word for gays – I never even heard that word in the first place – why don’t y’all educate people about it?”, the "Bodak Yellow" star continued. “A lot of people are not aware about what’s wrong or right in the LGBT community. Why don’t we do things to educate instead of bashing and trying to label something that they not? Our schools never teach us that these are bad words.”
Watch the full video below.