Offset drew the internet’s wrath — or at least the section that is in solidarity with the LGBT community — for his controversial “I can’t vibe with queers” lyrics on YFN Lucci’s new “Boss Life” record, and now he’s issuing an apology.
After fans expressed their distaste over the derogatory line, the Migos member chose to apologize via social media, claiming that he didn’t write the line about gay people, nor does he have an issue with the LGBT community in general. His recent Instagram post shows the literal definition of the word, “queer,” with a caption of Offset apologizing to those who believe he was taking shots at the gay community.
“I didn’t write the line about gay people,” he writes. “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.”
The rapper also explains his side of the story, where he claims that he was trying to find something to rhyme with his previous bars, and saw the definition of queer, which is listed as “strange” and “odd,” rather than being gay.
“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,” he continues. “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.”
Offset, and fellow Migos members have previously come under fire by the gay community over comments about iLoveMakonnen for coming out as gay last year.
Read Offset’s apology for his controversial lyrics in the post below.