Last month, "Tuesday" rapper iLoveMakonnen publicly came out as gay on Twitter, announcing "it's time I've come out." The response online was overwhelmingly positive, which reportedly didn't sit well with "Bad and Boujee" hip-hop trio Migos (Quavo, Offset and Takeoff).
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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Migos discussed Makonnen's recent news, arguing that people only supported the gay artist "because the world is fucked up." Quavo continued, saying "We ain't saying it's nothing wrong with the gays," before suggesting Makonnen's open sexuality undermines his rap credibility. "That's wack, bro," Quavo said, frowning. Read the excerpt, below.
And so I'm surprised by Migos' reaction when I mention iLoveMakonnen, the local MC who just came out as gay on Twitter. "Damn, Makonnen!" Quavo bellows after an awkward interlude. I mention support I saw online for Makonnen's decision. "They supported him?" Quavo asks, raising an eyebrow. "That's because the world is fucked up," says Offset. "This world is not right," Takeoff says. "We ain't saying it's nothing wrong with the gays," says Quavo. But he suggests that Makonnen's sexuality undermines his credibility, given the fact that "he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that." He frowns. "That's wack, bro."
Since their Rolling Stone interview was published earlier this week, Migos has publicly apologized for their comments. "We are all fans of Makonnen's music and we wish he didn't feel like he ever had to hide himself," they wrote. "We love all people, gay or straight, and we apologize if we offended anyone."
— MIGOS™ (@Migos) February 8, 2017