(AllHipHop News) Cardi B has jumped to defend her fiance Offset after he was nailed for his homophobic lyrics on YFN Lucci’s new track “Boss Life.”
The Migos star has apologized for offending fans by rapping the line: “I cannot vibe with q#####,” insisting he wasn’t using the derogatory word as a slur, and now his girlfriend is backing him.
Cardi B took to Periscope over the weekend, to share her thoughts about the controversy.
“I’m not going to let somebody call him homophobic when I know that he’s not,” she said. “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 revealed she quizzed her man on the lyrics and he confessed he had no idea the word had homophobic implications.
“It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary,” the “Bodak Yellow” star explained. “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?”
Last year, Cardi B apologized for using the slur “tranny” stating, “I did not know that that word was a bad word ’cause trans people use it.”
In a lengthy apology issued earlier this month, Offset said, “I have said 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.”
Offset went on to reveal he was simply looking for another word to fit in with the rhyme, and was inspired by reading an Internet example for using “queer” in a sentence, which stated, “she had a queer feeling that they were being watched”.
He continued, “When I wrote that I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others (here, lear, solitaire, bear) and I saw this definition… 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.”