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.
Offset’s “apology” pic.twitter.com/kgLUlmDhB4— PRE-KARDASHIAN KANYE (@CushKobain) January 18, 2018
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
When you minding your own lil lgbtq business & hear Offset say “I do not fuck with queers!” pic.twitter.com/W5yzsgodpj— Nereyda (@TwittaHoney) January 18, 2018
Quavo from Migos after saying Makonen can't make trap music and be gay: " We're not homophobic we got a song with Frank Ocean"— YungLonelyBoi (@Joesenbergg) January 18, 2018
Offset on this very song: " I cannot vibe with queers" https://t.co/w3EIarOvq1
Offset saying he doesn’t vibe with queers while constantly wearing and PARADING clothes by gay designers is the REAL gag.— MNEK (@MNEK) January 18, 2018
he’s clowning himself???? was gianni versace not gay ? this one you’re screaming versace versace versace, are you not vibing ? lololol— MNEK (@MNEK) January 18, 2018
all i’m saying is if you’re a homophobe say it with your chest.— MNEK (@MNEK) January 18, 2018
so Offset, no more Versace, Tom Ford. YSL? don’t know what that is. Marc Jacobs? who’s that? your new attire shall be Sports Directs’ finest - seeing as you don’t vibe with the designers above!
What’s disappointing about Offset & Migos is they keep pushing their homophobia. Him saying “he cannot vibe with queers” had nothing at all to do with the song. Plus Offset looks like a roach so I think it’s more like the “queers” would never vibe with him 🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/1zuH5feMz0— Ndiaye ⭐️ (@graythegriot) January 18, 2018
That new jam was all good and fine 'til Offset jumped on the homophobia bandwagon again pic.twitter.com/ZnrH9lMKl2— Ndeye Diarra (@MonsieurNdeye) January 18, 2018
Black ppl don’t even use the word “queer” in real life. Offset just used it bc it rhymed. I hate new America— Canary 🎈 (@zeeexotica) January 18, 2018
He really gonna day “I don’t vibe with queers” and continue to flex his designer clothes WHO WERE MADE BY QUEER PEOPLE. Offset shut the fuck up you and Migos are trash and all y’all s songs sound the fucking same with that same damn fucking flow BYE. https://t.co/qvRxj16s6a— goth shawty (@Ghoulria) January 17, 2018
Offset: "I do not vibe with queers!"— ✨Issa Damn Artist ✨ (@LoneArtistW) January 18, 2018
Offset: *wears a bunch of designer brands made by queer people*
Me: You were canceled for being problematic before, you were cancelled when you went around cheating and your canceled now. SIT DOWN! pic.twitter.com/Moucw2S330
Rappers can degrade women, glorify drugs, and even teach us the Ten Commandments in which to sell crack. But offset use the word “queer” and now it’s the end of the world. LOL— Dre Wonders (@dre_wonders) January 18, 2018
Offset is not cultured enough, to be using queer as a synonym for weird.— TONY (@TonyBeGoode) January 18, 2018
Lol everyone needs to calm down with this offset queer thing. I doubt he was being serious. This is nothing what about the shitty treatment Black women get in Hollywood. People pahhleasseee. 🤷🤦🙍 #Offset #Migos https://t.co/LpTXXJeqt7— MissLightCocoa1 (@MissLightCocoa1) January 18, 2018
Straight up this man raps about raping his mom and they mad at offset for sayin queer— 🌊 (@wavertt) January 18, 2018
Who knows what #offset really meant anyways?, the definition of queer in the dictionary isint even gay. I just feel like the reaching these days are getting out of hand. It’s rap music, it’s consistently provocative and not meant to coddle your feelings.— UvQueenArt (@iamcristleJ) January 18, 2018
If black ppl cared about homophobia and transphobia like racism, offset wouldn't have a job— Juliette (@springbummer) January 18, 2018
The fake ass Offset outrage is so annoying. Rappers talk about killing people, fucking people’s mom and disrespecting women. But now y’all mad about a queer comment. GTFOH— Unaek. (@DimplesBePlayin) January 18, 2018
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