Last week Offseet caught a lot of heat over one of his lyrics on YFN Lucci’s ‘Boss Life.’ in the song, Offset rapped the following lyrics and things went completely left: “I cannot vibe with queers.”
Not long after the song was released, Offset posted an apology to his fans, insisting that the lyrics were taken out of context.
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
Now his not-so-shy fiancee Cardi B. is speaking out. She took to Periscope to defend her man:
“I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not, and I’m saying this because I seen him… around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care.
Now, that’s a word that you guys say that it’s a bad word for gays – I never even heard that word in the first place – why don’t y’all educate people about it? A lot of people are not aware about what’s wrong or right in the LGBT community. Why don’t we do things to educate instead of bashing and trying to label something that they not? Our schools never teach us that these are bad words.”
What do you think? Did listeners take this the wrong way? Catch Cardi’s response below.