On Jan. 18, Migos rapper Offset received backlash on allegedly inappropriate lyrics in a music video.
The songwriter appeared in YFN Lucci's new video for his song called "Boss Life." The track was released in December 2017, and the music video dropped earlier this month.
"Pinky ring crystal clear, 40K spent on a private Lear/60K solitaire/ I cannot vibe with queers," he raps.
The lyric caused fans to point out the irony of his statement when many rappers wear designer brands that have been created by gay men.
"Offset Isn't Homophobic"
Well, just like any woman would for their man, his fianceé, rapper Cardi B, stepped in to defend him and share her thoughts on the situation.
"I'm not going to let somebody call him homophobic when I know he's not," she said.
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper claimed that she has seen Offset never to act uncomfortable around gay men and that he's always treated them with the same respect that he would anyone else.
Cardi also stated that she asked Offset about the lyric after people called him out on social media and he said that he didn't know the word had homophobic implications.
The recording artist went on to defend Offset by stating that the word has a different meaning in the dictionary. She also mentioned that she has never heard the word before and that the LGBT community should educate people about it, instead of making assumptions and bashing those that don't know.
Fans of the Grammy-nominated artist probably remember that she also received backlash last year when she used the slur "tranny," which later led social media users to call her transphobic.
In the Periscope video, Cardi used her incident as an example and explained that she didn't know that the word was a bad word. Now she recognizes it as offensive. She stated that all it takes is for someone to say you are not supposed to use that word because it is derogatory.
As previously reported, Offset has apologized for offending anyone with the lyric. He took to Instagram to share the definition of the word queer and expressed his apology.
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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