Cardi B has landed herself in hot water yet again. The rapper took to her Instagram to defend her fiance who is in the middle of controversy for using the word “queer” in a song.
In the song “Boss Life” that features YFN Lucci and Offset, the Migos rapper delivers a line that said: “I cannot vibe with queers.”
After receiving backlash for using the word that has been used as a slur against gay people, the 26-year-old issued an apology explaining that he meant it in the definition of being strange or odd.
The apology, in part, reads: “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. 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 sorry.”
Cardi B later went on Periscope, which you can view above, to defend her man stating that: “I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not. 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?”
The 25-year-old was met with criticism from the LGBT community and their advocates. They feel that it’s widely known that the word was offensive and both Migos and Cardi have been at the center of homophobic controversies before.
One user tweeted: “Cardi is defending her cheating husband because she’s homophobic too. Let’s not forget when she said that she would make a ‘tranny’ sleep with her man if he ever cheated.
Another said: “The Migos were very rude about when ILoveMakkonen came out so I’m not surprised that they are still using slurs.”
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