Offset issues apology over ‘queer’ slur claiming he ‘didn’t write the line about gay people.’ The Migos member, who is engaged to Cardi B, offended with his latest rap in which he says: ‘I cannot vibe with queers’. The rapper’s guest spot on YFN Lucci’s track Boss Life hear’s him make the damning comment, and he is now facing swift and fierce backlash for the bizarre lyric.
Now in a statement issued on Instagram, with a screen grab of the dictionary definition of the word ‘queer, the 26-year-old said: ‘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 also added: ‘I’m offended I offended anybody’ The Bad and Boujee hitmaker also tried to explain that he needed to use the word for rhyming purposes.
Offset’s full apology:
‘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’
His apology comes after fans blasted him online making the inflammatory statement at the 23 second mark in this clip: