Migos member Offset has issued an apology after being called out for his line on YFN Lucci's "Boss Life" where he says, "I cannot vibe with queers." The line was widely interpreted as homophobic, and Offset responded on Instagram, explaining himself and sharing a picture of the dictionary's definition of the word "queer."
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 SORRY. I APOLOGIZE. I’m offended I offended anybody.
Many have spoken out, but hit songwriter Starrah's might be the most concisely eloquent. Starrah is openly gay and has written songs for artists like Rihanna, Kevin Gates, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, and Travis Scott. She didn't address Offset directly, but her comments come right on time.