Twitter Piles on Offset for 'I Don't Vibe With Queers' Line and Subsequent Apology
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"I didn’t write the line about gay people," Offset says in apology.

Offset faced backlash on Thursday for lyrics critics are considering homophobic, and his apology didn't appear to have done much damage control.

"I cannot vibe with queers," he raps in his verse on YFN Lucci's track "Boss life."

"I don’t care whether Offset vibes with me, but what he WONT do is put a target on a community's back and try and downplay us," one offended individual tweeted as Offset was a top trending topic on Twitter. "WE create what he wears, the labels these rappers love, and we keep these secrets of these rappers who are IN THE CLOSET," one person tweeted.

Offset took to Instagram to explain that his usage of "queer" doesn't translate to "gay," but rather "lame people who film you, post it and stalk you."

"I didn’t write the line about gay people," he began his apology. "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," he continued. "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."

And that didn't really good over well, either. However, plenty of people are taking to Twitter to defend Offset as well, arguing he makes a good point and the word "queer" doesn't strictly apply to gay people.

This isn't the first time the rapper has been put in the hot seat for homophobic remarks, either. During an interview with Rolling Stone last February, the rapper questioned another rapper named iLoveMakonnen's street cred after coming out as gay. Offset and his group Migos later apologized saying they "love all people, gay or straight" and wish the rapper didn't have to feel like he had to hide who he truly is.

See what Twitter is saying about the controversial lyric below.

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 S O R R Y I A P O L O G I Z E I’m offended I offended anybody

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