Cardi B defended her fiancé, Offset, after the latter irked some people over his alleged homophobic slur on YFN Lucci's song "Boss Life." The "Finesse" rapper stood by her man and said that Offset does not have a problem with gay people.
Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, voiced her thoughts in a live blog on Periscope on Saturday, Jan. 20, and defended the Migos rapper. She clarified that Offset is not homophobic, contrary to what people say about 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," Cardi B said, adding that her fiancé never acts uncomfortable around gays and that he gives them the same respect he does to everyone.
Cardi B revealed that Offset denied having known that "queer" was an offensive word when she talked to him after the whole thing blew up on social media. On her end, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper admitted that she too did not know that queer was an offensive word.
"It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary. 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," Cardi B says in the video below.
The 25-year-old New York native suggested that instead of spreading hate, people should educate each other because not everyone knows that these words can also be used as homophobic slurs. There are schools that did not teach its students that "queer" is a homophobic slur. She admitted that she does not even know the word "tranny" is offensive because transgender people use it.
"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?" Cardi B adds.
Aside from her video message on Periscope, Cardi B also checked a Twitter user who suggested that she needed a better man.
#TweetAndDelete: After all of the backlash #Offset received for his "queer" song lyric, #CardiB responded to a fan who suggested she deserved better than him. She ain't here for the negativity tho! #Swipe
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Offset recently grabbed headlines for rapping, "I cannot vibe with queers" in his verse on "Boss Life." The Migos rapper has since apologized in a lengthy post on his Instagram, saying that he did not write the line for gay people. Offset expressed his great respect and love for gay people and clarified that he has nothing against the LGBTQ community.
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 A post shared by OFFSET (@offsetyrn) on Jan 18, 2018 at 7:14am PST