Rapper Offset Receives Backlash For ‘Homophobic’ Lyrics in ‘Boss Life’
On Thursday, social media users took to Twitter to bash the rapper about his inappropriate lyrics in a new music video.
The songwriter appeared in YFN Lucci's video for his song called "Boss Life." While the track was released in December 2017, the music dropped earlier this week.
"Pinky ring crystal clear, 40K spent on a private Lear/ 60k solitaire/ I cannot vibe with queers," he raps.
The lyrics caused fans to point out the irony of his statement when many rappers wear designer brands that have been created by gay men.
Another Twitter user stated that he was disappointed to know that this is the man Cardi B is planning to marry.
His followers also didn't understand how he could make such a statement when Cardi B's sister, Hennessy Carolina, is a lesbian.
Singer and songwriter Tinashe was thrown into the mix as she just released a new single featuring Offset called "No Drama" on Wednesday. Her followers explained that she picked a bad day to release a song with the rapper as his provocative lyrics were noticed on Thursday.
Migos Versus LGBTQ community
Offset's lyrics should come as no surprise as Migos has been slammed for controversial comments before. In February 2017, one of the group's members, Quavo, made it clear that he does not support rapper iLoveMakkonen's homosexuality.
Migos believed that Makkonen's sexuality undermines his credibility, given the fact that he came out while talking about trapping and doing drugs.
While Twitter was outraged by Offset's statement, the rapper issued an apology via Instagram. He posted a photo of the definition for "queer" and stated that he was sorry for offending anyone.
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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