Cardi B's fiancé Offset was facing some serious scrutiny last week after his feature on the song "Boss Life" by YFN Lucci included the lyric, "Pinky ring crystal clear, 40k spent on a private Lear/60k solitaire/I cannot vibe with queers." Many were accusing the rapper of being homophobic for saying that he could not "vibe with queers," which landed him in hot water on Twitter.
The Migos rapper spoke out on Instagram, saying that he wasn't talking about gay people when he used the term "queer." Alongside the definition, the rapper said that he was using the word because it fit into the rhyme scheme and also because it describes, "...lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd."
And now his wife-to-be is speaking up for her man. She went onto Periscope to explain why Offset isn't homophobic at all. Here's a video of the live stream:
She says that, even though she and her fiancé aren't on the greatest terms because of "personal problems," she still isn't going to let people come for him. "I’m not going to let somebody call him 'homophobic' when I know that he’s not. And 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."
Cardi apparently even called Offset to confront him about the lyric, asking him why in the world he would choose that word. She was shocked to find out that he didn't know the lyric was derogatory. She thinks that the solution isn't bashing people on the Internet, but educating one another.
"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?” She says that the lack of education in schools and within families is to blame here, not Offset's use of the word.
She closes it off saying, "Let's educate each other so that we can no [sic] what's right and what's wrong."
Reactions were honestly a mixed bag.
Some claimed that it wasn't the LGBT community's job to educate her:
And that her defense of Offset is problematic:
Others said that she was totally right:
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