Offset caused a stir on social media this week after listeners caught wind of his verse on YFN Lucci's "Boss Life." The song originally arrived last month, but a music video hit online this week. In his verse, Offset raps, "Pinky ring crystal clear, 40k spent on a private Lear/60k solitaire/I cannot vibe with queers." Due to the line, the rapper found himself in hot water and on Thursday (January 18), he issued apology.
"I didn't write the line about gay people," Offset shares in a statement posted on Instagram. The Atlanta hitmaker clarified that he didn't use "queers" as a homophobic slur. In his post, the rapper included a dictionary definition of the term and offered an apology. "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."
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