Rapper Offset’s homophobic lyric in new song sparks outrage

The Migos star raps, "I cannot vibe with queers"

Rapper Offset found himself in the middle of controversy over his homophobic lyrics in a new song.

In “Boss Life” the fiancé of Cardi B raps the troubling line, “I cannot vibe with queers,” sending off a shockwave of outrage from the LGBTQ community and beyond.

Critics quickly took to social media to not only blast the Migos star for his homophobia, but point out the irony that despite not wanting to “vibe” with queers, he made an entire song about his love for high fashion brand Versace, created by gay designer Gianni Versace.

‘I’m offended I offended anybody’

In an Instagram post, Offset somewhat apologized, claiming that the use of the word “queer” was not intended to mean gay people. The message was accompanied by a screenshot definition of the word.

“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,” he wrote.

“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.”

He further explained that rather than a gay person, he used the word to signify “lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd.

“I’m offended I offended anybody.”

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