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Migos’ Offset responds to backlash over “homophobic” lyrics

Rapper says he's "offended I offended anybody"

Migos member Offset has denied that he’s homophobic following a controversy over recent lyrics.

This week saw Offset team up with fellow Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci for ‘Boss Life’. The track sees Offset rap the lyrics: “60K solitaire / I do not vibe with queers / I got the heart of a bear / I bust ‘em down by the pair”.

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Among those to criticise Offset was MNEK, who tweeted: “Offset saying he doesn’t vibe with queers while constantly wearing and PARADING clothes by gay designers is the REAL gag”.

https://twitter.com/MNEK/status/953898189811322880

https://twitter.com/MNEK/status/953899821554954240

Following the backlash over the lyric, Offset has taken to Instagram to claim that he wasn’t using the term “queer” in a derogative way.

“I didn’t write the line about gay people,” he wrote. “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.”

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Offset then apologised and said that he was “offended I offended anybody”. See his post below.

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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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Last year, Offset’s bandmate Quavo was accused of homophobia following comments he made about fellow rapper iLoveMakonnen coming out as gay.

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Quavo later said that he couldn’t be homophobic because “I got a record with Frank Ocean. That closes my case”.

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