Earlier today we brought you a story on how hip-hop is more queer-friendly than ever, although we certainly have a long way to go. Case in point: Migos‘ Offset is now under fire for a particularly homophobic lyric on YFN Lucci’s recent single, “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.
Following backlash, Offset has uploaded the below post on Instagram.
For more on Offset’s controversial lyric, and how people are responding, follow on to Independent.
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- Source: Independent
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