Offset Apologizes for ‘I Cannot Vibe With Queers’ Rap Lyric, Pulls Out Dictionary in His Defense

Rapper says he was referring to people who are “strange or odd”

Migos member Offset has apologized for rapping that he cannot “vibe with queers” in a recent guest verse.

“I didn’t write the line about gay people. I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people,” the rapper wrote in an Instagram post featuring a screenshot of a dictionary entry defining the word as “strange; odd.”

The rapper was criticized for his verse on YFN Lucci’s 2017 track “Boss Life,” in which he rapped the line: “Pinky ring crystal clear, 40k spent on a private Lear/60k solitaire/I cannot vibe with queer.”

“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,” he wrote, referencing the example sentence provided. “To me that ‘queer’ I don’t mean someone who’s gay. I mean lame people who film you, post it and stalk you.”

This is not the first time a Migos member has been called out for homophobic comments. In an interview with Rolling Stone early last year, Quavo said the rapper iLoveMakonnen’s decision to come out as gay “undermines his credibility.”

The group later issued a statement of apology saying, “We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we offended anyone.”

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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