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Offset Receives Backlash For Saying 'I Cannot Vibe With Queers'

By Daryl Nelson

Offset is featured on YFN Lucci's song "Boss Life," and the Migos member is receiving backlash for one of his lyrics. The cut was actually released last month, but the controversy didn't start until the video dropped a few days ago. 

"Pinky ring crystal clear / 40k spent on a private Lear / 60k solitaire / I cannot vibe with queers," he rhymes.

This isn't the first time a Migos member has angered the LGBTQ community. In February of last year, the group caused a stir when they questioned why people would still support ILoveMakonnen after he came out as gay.  

Eventually, Migos clarified their statements, which is something Offset just did for the"Boss Life" lyric by posting the definition of queer. Apparently, he didn't use the word to describe a gay person.

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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Do you think Offset should apologize or should an artist be able to say whatever he wants no matter who it offends? You can see some of the social media reactions below.



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