Migos rhymer Offset fered a detailed response to the criticism he’s gotten after rapping about his inability to “vibe with queers” on YFN Lucci’s “Boss Life.”
On the track, which came out in December but whose video dropped on Tuesday (January 16), Offset raps: “I cannot vibe with queers/ I got the heart a bear/ Bustin’ them down by the pair/ Patek Philippe, it’s rare.”
After backlash on the internet over the line, Offset hit social media to say that people are making him out to be homophobic when really he has nothing against anyone’s choices in life.
“tryna make me out to b a homophobic ima whole Gangsta i don’t even speak on sexuality… the difinition ain’t even that tryna make it about gays I work with them all the time at events dealing with fashion, tv shows…I’m not against nobody your choice in life I have fans that love my music I don’t descriminate,” Offset wrote.
Later in his response, Offset fered a direct apology to anyone who was fended by his language on the track. He explained that his use the word wasn’t in reference to anyone’s sexuality.
“I apologize to anybody I fended by the word ‘queer’ I was not referring to sexuality,” the Atlanta rapper wrote.
Offset and his fellow Migos members faced similar backlash after an interview with Rolling Stone when they questioned the positive response to iLoveMakonnen’s decision to come out as a gay man. They later clarified their comments, explaining, “We have no problem with anyone’s sexual preference. We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we fended anyone.”