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People Are Conflicted About A Member Of Migos Rapping Homophobic Lyrics

The Migos member used an Instagram post with a screenshot of the definition of "queer" to apologize Thursday.

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A music video for the rap song "Boss Life" released this week has ignited backlash over homophobic lyrics by the rapper Offset, a member of Migos.

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In the song, which was released in December, Offset raps, "40k spent on a private Lear / 60k solitaire / I cannot vibe with queers."

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The rapper took to Instagram to apologize for the lyrics, including a screenshot of the definition of "queer."

In the caption, he wrote, "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."

He closed with "I M S O R R Y I A P O L O G I Z E I’m offended I offended anybody." It appears that he disabled comments for the post.

He also wrote a statement on his Instagram story:

Offset addresses the rumours that he’s homophobic

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He wrote:

I apologize to anybody I offended by the word "queer" I was not referring to sexuality I was referring to my reality of not hanging around that wanna post me and stalk me sorry it was taken as the wrong content only God can judge I don't.

A lot of people on Twitter weren't pleased with the lyrics or the apology, but many also blasted what they said was an overreaction on social media.

After Offset's recent comments, my kids will have to find a new role model !

All Offset had to say was “I cannot vibe with squares” and all this could’ve been avoided.

All of God's green hills to die on and Some of you are choosing Offset's

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I find it amazing that the same black people who were angry at H&M for that hoodie are now defending Offset by sayi… https://t.co/n42SasdlC3

Offset ain’t really sorry 😂

Anybody here who was thinking #Offset was gonna come up with a cognizant apology has never listened to a #migos song

The musician MNEK weighed in.

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Offset saying he doesn’t vibe with queers while constantly wearing and PARADING clothes by gay designers is the REAL gag.

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… https://t.co/pwnD43615u

Some people tried to defend Offset or explain away his remarks.

Y'all know what I ask Offset for? Fire verses. Y'all know what Offset gives me? Fire verses. The rest of that sound like y'all business.

Leave Offset alone bruh. Swear y’all just be reaching for shit to be “outraged” about. If a “queer” said they don’t… https://t.co/i78M7tdrKE

The problem with social media is y’all fall in love with celebrities & think they’re supposed to be who u want them… https://t.co/pOE35w78IF

Offset been talking about killing niggas and pushing drugs since 2013 but the moment he said he doesn’t vibe with q… https://t.co/BU8TpviOMG

LGBT twitter: wow straight black men are ashy, dirty, and toxic. They should just disappear 💅🏾 Offset: I don’t re… https://t.co/so0bOb3vsa

This isn't the first time Offset's homophobic remarks have caused outrage.

In a February interview with Rolling Stone, he said that rapper iLoveMakonnen received support for coming out because "the world is fucked up." Fellow Migos member Takeoff also said of support for Makonnen, "That's not right." They later apologized.

Blake Montgomery is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

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