Celebrity Drama- Offset Says “I Am Sorry” After Big Social Media Storm
by Ms. Black Hollywood,
You may not be here for the drama, but some celebs just can’t avoid it…
The song may be called “Boss Life” but twitter showed rapper Offset who really is the boss. In YFN Lucci’s new single, Offset rhymes “Pinky ring crystal clear, 40k spent on a private Lear/60k solitaire/I cannot vibe with queers.” According to Billboard, fans immediately let him know they couldn’t vibe with him saying, “Fans on Twitter weren’t pleased and quickly lambasted the 26-year-old rapper for his foul choice of lyrics. “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…?,” Billboard says another fan tweeted, “’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.”
The haters were hitting the rapper so fast and furious that he had no choice but to issue an apology on Instagram. First he posted the dictionary definition of “queer” coupled with a long post explaining his use of the term and his intentions saying “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.” Offset continued, “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.” Offset ended his long post with “I M S O R R Y, I A P O L O G I Z E
I’m offended I offended anybody.”
Offset isn’t the first hip-hop rapper to get a lot of backlash over lyrics or comments labeled homophobic. J. Cole Travis Scott and overs similar lyrics and comments. The idea that the Black community…especially Black men…are not accepting of gays persists even though hip hop artists like Frank Ocean have come out as gay. As music genres goes, hip hop is still in its youth and will evolve over time like its much older siblings R&B and Rock n Roll. Until that happens, fans and twitter will make sure to keep the conversation open…and rappers like Offset in check.