The Internet Is At War Over This Offset Lyric About 'Queers'

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - DECEMBER 16:  Rapper Offset of the group Migos performs onstage at the Rolling Loud Festival at NOS Events Center on December 16, 2017 in San Bernardino, California.  (Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

The Internet Is At War Over This Offset Lyric About 'Queers'

And some folks aren't buying his apology.

Published January 18, 2018

One-third of Atlanta’s Migos clique, Offset, dipped into the internet’s 100-degree hot water on Wednesday (January 17) for his bars on a new track titled “Boss Life.”

Joining rap forces with fellow ATL-ien YFN Lucci, Offset hopped on the newly-released single’s second verse with bars that have the LGBTQ community waiting on him at the front door.

“Pinky ring crystal clear, 40K spent on a private Lear,” he spits. “60K solitaire/I cannot vibe with queers.”

In addition to the lyric, some fans are even more discontent about this being the second time the Atlanta rap star has landed in LGBTQ controversy as well. Back in February 2017, Offset and his other two Migos set-reppers, Quavo and Takeoff, penned an apology for offending fans with their commentary on openly gay former OVO artist iLoveMakonnen. Fast-forward nearly a year later, and Offset has expressed another apology in a similar tune, defending his acceptance for people of all creeds and explaining his use of the word "queer."

Now, the internet has quite a few arguments in defense, and some in disgrace, of the Culture rap star.

  1. Offset wrote an explanation and apology to fans via Snapchat, explaining his alternative use of the word 'queer'

    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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  2. And while some fans are still coming at his neck for the 'Boss Life' bars...
  3. ...Others are calling his critics out for fake outrage and even faker hypocrisy

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)


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