Offset Apologizes For 'Queers' Lyrics, Explains Why He Said Them

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Offset has apologized for his "queers" lyrics in YFN Lucci's "Boss Life" after catching heat for them. 

The single was released last month. But, the music video just dropped. So, this made some lyrics that the Migos artist rapped on it step back into the spotlight. On "Boss Life," Offset spits, “Pinky ring crystal clear, 40k spent on a private Lear/60k solitaire/I cannot vibe with queers.” Once people heard the queers reference, many immediately began slamming the artist for being homophobic. However, the rapper is affirming that he's not. 

Since catching all of this criticism for his choice of words, Offset decided to apologize and explain why he said the "queers" lyrics, in the first place. First, The Shade Room caught his response on his IG story. Take a look at that below.  

#Offset issues out an apology to the #LGBTQ community who were offended by his "I can't vibe with queers" lyric in his "Boss Life" feature with #YFNLucci.

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Then, Offset posted a dictionary definition of the word "queer" that says it means "strange; odd." This screenshot was captioned: "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."

He went on: "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... I'm sorry." See that note below. 

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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