Migos Issues Apology Following Makonnen Gay Commentary

Migos attends Birthday Bash ATL The Heavyweights of HIP HOP Live in Concert at Philips Arena on June 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Migos Issues Apology Following Makonnen Gay Commentary

They clear up why they think the world is "f**ked up."

Published February 8, 2017

UPDATE (2/9/17, 10:00 a.m.):

After Migos shared their commentary on fellow Atlanta rapper iLoveMakonnen and his choice to reveal that he is gay, the trio have officially released a statement in response to the swift backlash.

Released via the group's official Twitter and Instagram accounts, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset collectively issued an apology for fans and other individuals who took offense. Paying their respects to Makonnen, they expressed in the letter that they had always been fans of his music and didn't feel good about knowing that he had to hide his sexuality. However, they also feel as though their statement was simply a matter of misunderstanding.

"We feel the world is f**ked up that people feel like they have to hide and we're asked to comment on someone's sexuality," they wrote. "We have no problem with anyone's sexual preference."

Read the full statement and the original comments from the "Bad and Boujee" rappers below.

Original story:

Migos is currently celebrating the release of their highly anticipated album Culture, a project that undoubtedly signifies that the group's price has since gone all the way up and has elevated their career to impressive new heights.

During their press run promoting their latest work, a conversation with Rolling Stone appeared to take a left turn when the reporter brought up iLoveMakonnen, a fellow Atlanta rapper who recently came out of the closet by announcing to his fans on Twitter that he's gay.

While discussing their hometown of Atlanta, Migos touched on the rap mecca's cultural diversity, a topic that they share is one of their favorite aspects about the city.

During the conversationRolling Stone's Jonah Weiner then brought up Makonnen, referencing his recent decision to come out to his fans, a move that was met with support.

"They supported him?" Quavo said, while Offset stepped in.

"That's because the world is f**ked up," Offset offered.

"This world is not right," Takeoff added.

"We ain't saying it's nothing wrong with the gays," Quavo said, hinting at how Makonnen's sexual orientation may take away from his credibility as a trap artist. "He first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that... That's wack, bro."

The interview has since been circulating online, with representatives from both Migos and Makonnen declining to comment and fans taking to Twitter to dissect the commentary for themselves in the meantime.

Take a look at Rolling Stone's in-depth feature on Migos here.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photos: Prince Williams/Getty Images)


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