Offset, a member of the Georgia-based hip hop trio Migos, is receiving huge amounts of negative press for a lyric on YFN Lucci's song Boss Life. Making a guest appearance for a verse, Offset rapped that "I cannot vibe with queers."
Twitter was furious.
Disappointed to read that @OffsetYRN from the @Migos feels embolden to say “I don’t vibe w/ queers” in his latest verse. Lesson: Hip Hop culture is deeply influned by Queer producers, writers & stylist. So understand Queers made your career! #Homophobia will not be tolerated! pic.twitter.com/MtRahOirS2— Karamo Brown (@KaramoBrown) January 18, 2018
Offset releasing a song that says “I do not vibe with queers” as one of the lyrics......— meghan currie (@meghancurrrie) January 18, 2018
in this day and age??? in this ECONOMY????
Migos was in a similar situation not so long ago, when, in an interview with Rolling Stone, the group made homophobic comments about rapper iLoveMakonnen.
One Twitter user put Offset on blast:
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!
Offset's apology fell a little short of satisfying.
Perhaps people in the world of hip hop will be able to use this incident to begin a dialogue. Hopefully, we'll be able to avoid comments like this in the future.
@iamcardib its not fair that people have tried to blame U for ur fiancé @OffsetYRN homophobic lyric. But I’d love to connect U w/ Queer groups who can join u in the Hip Hop spaces u have access to... to start a dialogue that encourages education around the impact of homophobia. pic.twitter.com/ScvwXawk0o— Karamo Brown (@KaramoBrown) January 18, 2018