Cardi B has weighed in on the lyric controversy faced by her fiancé Offset last week, and is defending the Migos rapper after he was accused of using homophobic lyrics.
“I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not,” the 25-year-old rapper said in a video on Periscope over the weekend. “I’m saying this because I seen him around these … around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care.”
She also said in the video that instead of getting angry, those offended by Offset’s use of the word “queer” should “educate people about it.”
“It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary,” Cardi B continued in the video.
“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,” she said. “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?”
Offset came under fire for using “queer” in a guest verse on YFN Lucci’s “Boss Life.” The rapper apologized last week, saying he was offended that he offended anybody.
He used the dictionary definition of the word in his apology, saying that “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 didn’t write the line about gay people. I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people,” he said.
Watch Cardi B’s full video on the subject above.