Migos member Offset has once again found himself embroiled in drama with the LGBTQ community and its supporters after the being featured as a guest on YFN Lucci new single "Boss life" in which Offset raps the line "I can not vibe with queers." This makes for the fourth instance where the rapper has been linked to homophobia since he and his group became mainstream artists in 2017. First there were the comments refusing to perform at a gay club, then came disparaging comments during an interview regarding fellow rapper Makonnen coming out, before finally being accused of not wanting to work with drag queens during a performance on Saturday Night Live.
For the interview the group collectively apologized and issued a statement that their words were misconstrued. While they denied altogether any drama unfolding with the SNL appearance. As skeptical as one was left feeling towards the group, it could not be denied that there was a level of growth attempting to be reached so we forgave and forgot.
Now that there has been collective backlash against Offset's latest lyrics he finds himself once again having to apologize. Taking to Instagram the rapper wrote:
His apology is hard to accept especially given that over the years the term queer has evolved into a slur against those who fall into the LGBTQ community. In fact if there was no ill intent behind the lyric there wouldn't be a need for an apology or explanation of usage. If it colloquially was still a synonym for weird then there would be no backlash at all.
Whatever the case, as a man engaged to a bisexual woman whose sister is a lesbian and fans are predominantly gay men, here's hoping that Offset has finally learned his lesson when dealing (not dealing) with the LGBTQ community. Maybe then the groups stylist will finally stop taking out his/her anger on their wardrobes.