Did This Migos Rapper Really Say 'I Don't Vibe With Queers' And Think We Wouldn't Notice?

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Taylor Henderson

In what should've been another mediocre feature, hip-hop artist Offset has gotten himself - and his rap trio Migos - in trouble with LGBT community once again.

On YFN Lucci’s new track 'Boss Life,' 24 seconds into the clip below Offset can be heard saying "I don't vibe with queers" before bragging about the (queer) designers he wears.

This promptly pissed off LGBT fans, critics, and celebrities.

It's not the first time Offset - or Migos - have been accused of homophobia. When rapper iLoveMakonnen came out as gay early last year, the three men of Migos told Rolling Stone "That's wack, bro."

"That’s because the world is fucked up," said Offset about fans supporting the rapper's coming out.

"This world is not right," chimed in fellow member Takeoff.

"We ain’t saying it’s nothing wrong with the gays," said Quavo, before questioning Makonnen's credibility as a gay rapper, as "he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that." 

And on a Saturday Night Live performance last May, the group came under fire for their performance with Katy Perry after several drag queens anonymously claimed that the group felt physically uncomfortable around them and refused to perform with them or entertain them at the after party. Representatives for Perry and Migos dismissed the claims as false, and the original post was deleted.

Unfortunately, Migos' recurrent homophobia isn't only hurting their careers, but the artists they work with, which is oftentimes imposed by record labels. One could argue Perry's image and album sales was hurt by the group's homophobic reputation, and with rising star Tinashe dropping a comeback song with Offset just last night (ironically titled 'No Drama'), it's unclear how it will go over with fans who calling for an end to the rapper's career. 

Offset attempted to clear the air earlier this morning by posting the definition of queer on Instagram.

 

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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"I didn’t write the line about gay people," wrote Offset. "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."

What do you think? Do you accept Offset's apology?

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