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Offset responds to backlash over controversial "queers" lyric

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 // Jan 18, 2018

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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.

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"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

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