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
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.
“I do not vibe with Queers” is such an ugly and unnecessary line. He won’t be here for too long, his bars are elementary and he ugly. And I’m going to catch heat for this but the fact that Cardi B is marrying this man shows where she stands too. Idc. https://t.co/nlAFR56EQq— Shahem . (@pettyblackboy) January 17, 2018
did he just say... he doesn’t vibe with queers? then continue to talk about the designer clothes he wears... that are designed by... queers...? https://t.co/RyprncBVz2— myai (@myyughh) January 17, 2018
offset really got the nerve to say he doesn't vibe with the gay community while dressed like a bdsm genie— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) January 18, 2018
Offset releasing a song that says “I do not vibe with queers” as one of the lyrics......— meghan currie (@meghancurrrie) January 18, 2018
in this day and age??? in this ECONOMY????
The problem with social media is y’all fall in love with celebrities & think they’re supposed to be who u want them to be. Offset from the hood, which hood nigga you know gives af about the lgbt community?— AG (@T0RONTO) January 18, 2018
this man offset rap about killing, robbing, and selling drugs idk why y’all surprised he said something homophobic— pinkyxxx fan account (@wb__larry) January 18, 2018
The fake ass Offset outrage is so annoying. Rappers talk about killing people, fucking people’s mom and disrespecting women. But now y’all mad about a queer comment. GTFOH— Unaek. (@DimplesBePlayin) January 18, 2018
Offset has proven to be homophobic and y’all have given him a chance to prosper in music but Azealia Banks has apologized for all her wrongs and y’all don’t want to give her a chance. No one should ever tell me black women are treated equally as men— c (@chuuzus) January 17, 2018
“i dont vibe with queers” @OffsetYRN pic.twitter.com/94dzlA2lJ4— IT factor (@durrellyrell) January 18, 2018