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Offset Raps Homophobic Lyrics on YFN Lucci's Song 'Boss Life,' Issues Apology on Instagram

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Offset of the hip hop trio Migos performs onstage during the "Nobody Safe" tour at The Forum on June 14, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

Last February, Migos was slammed by members of the LGBTQ community for their controversial comments made towards iLoveMakonnen after he announced his status as a gay man. Nearly a year later, a member of the Atlanta trio, Offset, has been sacked by social media for his inflammatory lyrics from YFN Lucci's "Boss Life." 

Though the record was released last December, the video dropped this week and fans have caught wind of Offset's inappropriate lyrics. "Pinky ring crystal clear, 40k spent on a private Lear/ 60k solitaire/ I cannot vibe with queers," he raps. 

Fans on Twitter weren't pleased and quickly lambasted the 26-year-old rapper for his foul choice of lyrics. "Did he just say... he doesn’t vibe with queers? then continue to talk about the designer clothes he wears... that are designed by... queers...?," wrote an enraged Twitter user. “'I do not vibe with Queers'” is such an ugly and unnecessary line," wrote another user. "He won’t be here for too long, his bars are elementary and he ugly. And I’m going to catch heat for this but the fact that Cardi B is marrying this man shows where she stands too. Idc."

To combat the criticism being placed against him, Offset responded with an apology on Instagram. The post features a Google definition of the word "queer." 

"I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people," he begins his caption. "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.

He continues: "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."

Check out Offset's post below.

 

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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