Last February, Migos drew the ire of an increasingly LGBTQ-friendly hip-hop community when they suggested that ILoveMakonnen’s then newly announced status as a gay man undermined his street credibility. Now, months after that incident seemingly blew over, Offset, a member of the Atlanta trio, has once again brought that negative bit of attention in his group’s direction.
Appearing on a new YFN Lucci song called “Boss Life,”—the track’s visual dropped earlier this week—Offset lets loose a few inarguably homophobic lyrics. “Pinky ring crystal clear, 40k spent on a private Lear/60k solitaire/I cannot vibe with queers,” he spits on the track.
“Boss Life” had been out since mid-December, but it was only when the video dropped this week that Offset’s questionable lyrics caught the attention of fans, especially on Twitter. Thus far, not too many have defended the rapper’s words.
“‘I do not vibe with Queers’ is such an ugly and unnecessary line. He won’t be here for too long, his bars are elementary and he ugly. And I’m going to catch heat for this but the fact that Cardi B is marrying this man shows where she stands too. Idc,” wrote one angry Twitter user who was clearly not around for that sort of line.
In another tweet, one Twitter user pointed out the irony of Offset saying he doesn’t “vibe with queers” when many of the designer brands the rappers likes to sport were created by gay men.
“did he just say… he doesn’t vibe with queers? then continue to talk about the designer clothes he wears… that are designed by… queers…?” wrote another Twitter user.
In another interesting tweet, a rap fan pointed out the fact that Hennessy Carolina, who is the sister of Offset’s superstar fiancée Cardi B, is in fact, a lesbian.
Offset has yet to respond to the backlash he’s receiving for his lyrics. Last March, following the “Damn, Makonnen” comment by Quavo regarding iLoveMakonnen coming out, Quavo used the Migos’ collaboration with Frank Ocean as a reason why he couldn’t be deemed homophobic. Offset’s latest set of bars makes more than a few people doubt the Georgia clique’s feelings stray too far from their sentiments when they discussed ILoveMakonnen last year.
What do you all think? Do Offset’s lyrics deserve backlash? Or are people over reacting?