The next day – after significant backlash on the social media site for the perceived “racist” and “sexist” statement – French posted another tweet offering a mea culpa to anyone that may have been offended.
“My mother is african queen and I was married to a beautiful black queen,” wrote French. “All I did was defend myself if I affended [sic] anybody I apologize.”
In addition, The Breakfast Club spoke to French by phone to talk about the controversy.
“I never said nothing to black ladies,” insisted French.
He added, “I’m not from the era where anybody can say something to you and you don’t say nothing back.”
Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God pointed out that women likely took issue with French using the word “nappy” to describe the young woman’s hair.
“I said that to her,” French replied. “I love my queens. But I can’t take it when somebody tries to come at me.”
The Moroccan-born Coke Boys leader then stated, “I don’t know why it turned into like a racist thing. It’s other things to worry about that’s really racist in this country.”
While the social media dispute played out throughout Thursday, French began promoting his new songs “No Pressure” featuring Future and “Unforgettable” featuring Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd.