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Cardi B Just Defended Her Fiancé Offset Over Backlash Against Homophobic Lyrics

“I cannot vibe with queers,” said Offset in his featured verse on YFN Lucci’s song “Boss Life.” 

But Offset later apologized, saying he did not intend to use "queer" as a slur.  

His fiancé, artist Cardi B, quickly came for to his defense, saying live on Periscope: “I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not, and I’m saying this because I seen him around these...around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care.”

However, the rest of us aren't quite satisfied with this defense.

“It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary,” Cardi B said of the word "queer."

 “Now, that’s a word that you guys say that it’s a bad word for gays—I never even heard that word in the first place—why don’t y’all educate people about it?" 

Is this a satisfactory defense?  The word "queer" has been used as a homosexual slur as early as the 1960s.  

In fact, a simple Google search of "dictionary definition queer" yields the following result:

Google Search

Two of the above definitions, both marked with the word "offensive," refer to homosexuals or homosexuality.

Twitter is calling Cardi B on this poor argument.

And Offset's argument in his own defense is no more solid.

In a time where the rights of LGBT people are threatened under an increasingly more dangerous administration, the "queer" community is not laying down and accepting excuses.

So Cardi, consider yourself educated.

H/T: Pitchfork, Twitter