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Migos’ Offset Raps “I Cannot Vibe With Queers,” Says Line Not About Gays in Apology

Atlanta rapper Offset, part of the rap trio Migos, has some explaining to do.

Offset landed in hot water on Wednesday when the music video for “Boss Life,” a song by YFN Lucci that Offset featured on, hit the internet.

In the song, Migos raps, “Pinky ring crystal clear/ 40k spent on a private Lear/ 60k solitaire/ I cannot vibe with queers.”

The lyric led to swift criticism online.

In an apology on Thursday morning on his Instagram, Offset “apologized” for the line and clarified that it was not about gay people.

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

He continued, “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.”

He ended with an apology and said, “I’m offended I offended anybody.”

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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With the apology, he posted a screenshot of the definition of the word “queer.”

This is not the first time Offset has been accused of homophobia. The rap group has been accused of homophobia several times, including barbs against Frank Ocean and iLoveMakonnen. Singer Katy Perry received flack for collaborating with Migos on the song “Bon Appetit” and reports surfaced that the rap group kept their distance from the drag performers accompanying Perry during her Saturday Night Live performance of the song.

Offset is currently engagedto budding queer icon Cardi B. In the midst of all this drama, ironically, Offset appeared on Tinashe’s new single “No Drama,” which premiered on Wednesday night.

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