Offset is facing backlash from fans after including a homophobic lyric in his latest feature.
The rapper, who’s best known as a member of Atlanta hip hop trio Migos, caused controversy during his guest spot on YFN Lucci’s new track Boss Life, where he remarks: “I cannot vibe with queers.”
You can hear the lyric at 00:24 in the video below.
Unsurprisingly, people aren’t happy with the anti-gay statement, and many have taken to social media to air their displeasure.
“Why do rappers continue to bash the LGBTQ community? Y’all know what you’re asking for when you write those lyrics in the studio. You don’t sound cool or masculine,” wrote one Twitter user.
Why do rappers continue to bash the LGBTQ community? Y’all know what you’re asking for when you write those lyrics in the studio. You don’t sound cool or masculine—you sound a like bitch. If you’re “straight” why would you be worried about a man taking another man to his bedroom? pic.twitter.com/SFORduMJxa
— trapcry.com (@trapcry) January 18, 2018
Another blasted the lyric as “fucked up” and said they were “no longer a fan”.
— Dallas West (@txdallass) January 18, 2018
Meanwhile, British singer-songwriter MNEK also took to social media to slam Offset’s careless rap lyrics, pointing out the hypocrisy of him being homophobic when most of his designer clothes are made by gay men.
“Offset saying he doesn’t vibe with queers while constantly wearing and PARADING clothes by gay designers is the REAL gag,” he wrote. “All I’m saying is if you’re a homophobe say it with your chest.
“So Offset, no more Versace, Tom Ford. YSL? Don’t know what that is. Marc Jacobs? Who’s that? Your new attire shall be Sports Directs’ finest – seeing as you don’t vibe with the designers above!”
It’s certainly not the first time Migos have faced accusations of homophobia – in February last year, the trio reacted badly when asked about fellow Atlanta rapper iLoveMakonnen, who had recently come out as gay to his fans.
“They supported him?” asked Quavo in the Rolling Stone interview. “That’s because the world is fucked up,” added Offset. Third member Takeoff said: “This world is not right.”