Lakeith Stanfield Apologizes For Rap Lyrics Labeled "Homophobic"

The 'Sorry To Bother You' star offended some of his fans.

(AllHipHop News)Atlanta actor Lakeith Stanfield ruffled some feathers with a video he posted on Instagram. The now-deleted clip showed the 26-year-old entertainer spitting his "offensive freestyle" that included the words "gay sh-t," "fag," and "all these gay n-ggas mad cause they hate this."

Stanfield uploaded a message on Twitter addressing the backlash for his lyrics. The post opened with him claiming he assumes characters in his videos that have "different viewpoints" that are not necessarily aligned with his real point of view.

The Sorry To Bother You star also said, "I've never been homophobic. Have never agreed with homophobic thought or hatred toward anyone for that matter. I’m a person that moves in love and I want to promote and continue to push that."

"I apologize if it hurt anybody, sincerely," added Stanfield. "That wasn’t my intention to be somebody that was out here just slinging arrows and hurting people, so I want them to know that I apologize that they had to feel sadness from that. So my sincerest apologies.”

The California native is known for trolling online. In 2017, Stanfield repeatedly altered the caption of an Instagram post about the premiere date for season 2 of Atlanta which confused his followers about when the Grammy-winning show was actually returning.