Cardi B comes to to Offset’s defense for using the word “queer” in one of his new raps.

Cardi B comes to to Offset’s defense for using the word “queer” in one of his new raps.

If you’re a Cardi B fan, you’ve been following this story for a minute. I actually held off on posting it, because there’s only so much hot Internet garbage I can consume in one sitting, but after watching the rapper’s new video explaining the situation… I felt inclined to share. She makes some reasonable points.

OK, what’s going on? Cardi is engaged to rapper Offset from Migos. He’s featured in YFN Lucci’s new song “Boss Life,” and on it, Offset raps the lyric:

“I cannot vibe with queers”

The lyric the Internet ablaze, namely because this is not his first infraction for such type language.

Offset took to Instagram to apologize and admit he didn’t actually know the word “queer” had a negative connotation towards gay people. That doesn’t excuse him, however, but here’s what he had to say:

“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 offended I offended anybody”

As you can imagine, the Internet was dissatisfied with that answer. Rightly so! How can such a stupid line get the green light from his producers, co-writers, label etc? Wake up, people.

This is when Cardi steps in. She filmed a video via Periscope coming to Offset’s defense.

“I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not,” tshe explained. “I’m saying this because I seen him around these … around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care.”

Elsewhere, Cardi added: “It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary,” she said. “Now, that’s a word that you guys say that it’s a bad word for gays — I never even heard that word in the first place. Why don’t y’all educate people about it? A lot of people are not aware about what’s wrong or right in the LGBT community. Why don’t we do things to educate instead of bashing and trying to label something that they not?”

Part of me is screaming WHO CARES???? But a bigger part of me knows issues like these need attention, because it’s 2018 and the world is in disarray and equality is needed now more than ever.

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4 Responses

  1. It’s hard for me to believe that any rapper is not aware of the meaning of “queer” in the gay community. Even if you were a “macho man”, you know the meaning, just because you’re supposedly the exact opposite of that stereotype and so you’re reminded of it by your peers everyday. Offset should not play dumb. Besides, what’s more important here is the line itself: “I CANNOT VIBE with queers”….. That is such a homophobic thing to say. It’s not like he’s rapping “that’s queer, he’s queer”, whatever, no… I.CANNOT.VIBE.WITH.QUEERS.
    And once again the debate is not really about the meaning or the use or the word but about WHO is using it, because most gay guys use it among themselves everyday, so basically this whole thing is stupid. You people in the US get crrraaaaaaazy when you hear one silly word out of context, like “*****” for example. But listen to reggaeton’s lyrics in Spanish and oh my….. Those male singers are so freaking mysoginist you would really freak out (Maluma, that **** muthafaka, is one of the worst… You’ve been warned.)

  2. Cardi is not as dumb as she portrays to be! Every time a camera turns on this personality that she thinks the public wants to see switches on. Case in point love and Hip-hop. My household which consist of two gay males and a trans women(myself) will no longer support both of them!

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