Migos star Offset is feeling the heat after homophobic lyrics he rapped on a feature went viral.
Crystal clear for all to hear, the 26-year-old spat:
“I cannot vibe with queers”
Interestingly, though remorseful, he seems to think his words were…taken out of context.
See what we mean below…
Taking to Instagram stories, in a set of entries which have now been deleted, Offset wrote the following. The appalling spelling and grammar are all his:
“tryna make me out to b a homophobic… ima whole gangsta….I don’t even speak on sexuality…
the difinition ain’t even that…tryna make it about gays…I work with them all the time at events dealing with fashion, tv shows.
I wasn’t gone speak on it but i see too many dumb ass MF on here talking about shit they don’t kno..I’m not against nobody…your choice in life.
I have fans that love my music..I don’t descriminate & don’t speak on politics or sexuality. the actual meaning ima post it from google
I do not judge people..I been in front the real judge and they judged me and sentenced me. I’m here to bring people together with fun music. Culture 2 OTW.”
All of a sudden the shockingly poor spelling and grammar take a more professional turn and tone, leaving us wondering whether someone else intervened. It read:
“I apologise to anybody I offended by the world “queer”..
I was not referring to sexuality. I was referring to my reality of not hanging
around people that wanna post me and stalk me..sorry it was taken as the wrong content. only God can judge. I don’t.
I love all of my fans no matter race sexuality”
UPDATE: He added this…
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
The fact he attempts the age-old practice of trying to make this about how “out of context” people took his words makes the whole episode worse. And ultimately null and voids any such apology from the jump.
While his writing casts doubt over his intellect, we highly doubt he’s that mentally divorced from reality to not know how his words would be taken.
From where we’re sitting, he got taken to task for an offensive lyric on the cusp of an album release and is executing poor damage control.