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Watch: Cardi B Defends Fiance Rapper Offset Over Anti-Gay Lyrics

Monday Jan 22, 2018
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Breakout rapper Cardi B defended her fiancè, rapper Offset of the popular Atlanta rap group Migos after he came under fire for rapping a lyric deemed anti-gay.

"I cannot vibe with queers," Offset says in his verse on YFN Lucci's song "Boss Life."

After getting flack on social media, Offset, who has been accused of making homophobic remarks along with the rest of the Migos members in a Rolling Stone interview from 2017, took to Instagram to defend himself and apologize. In his post, Offset said he wasn't using "queer" as a gay slur and that he "didn't write the line about gay people." His photo to go along with his statement is a screenshot of Google's definition of the word "queer."

Offset's fiancè Cardi B, who found fame in 2017 when her song "Bodak Yellow" went to no. 1 on Billboard, also defend the rapper. (It should be noted a recent Page Six report claims the two may not be engaged anymore.) On Saturday night, she took to the live-streaming video app Periscope to explain her thoughts to her fans, according to reports from both Billboard and Pitchfork.

"I'm not going to let somebody call him 'homophobic' when I know that he's not," she said on Periscope. "And I'm saying this because I seen him around these ... around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don't care."

The "Motorsport" rapper went on to say she asked Offset about the lyric in question after people called him out online. Cardi B says Offset didn't know that the word had a homophobic context.

"It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary," she said. "Now, that's a word that you guys say that it's a bad word for gays -- I never even heard that word in the first place. Why don't y'all educate people about it? A lot of people are not aware about what's wrong or right in the LGBT community. Why don't we do things to educate instead of bashing and trying to label something that they not?"

Billboard notes Cardi B came under fire last year for using the transphobic slur "tranny," which she now acknowledges as offensive.

"I did not know that that word was a bad word 'cause trans people use it," she said in her Periscope video. "Let's not front like they don't."

Watch the clip of Cardi B's comments below.



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