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Cardi B Defends Offset's Homophobic Lyric

Cardi B Defends Offset's Homophobic Lyric

Cardi B Defends Offset's Homophobic Lyric
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“Our schools never teach us that these are bad words.”

Rapper Offset, arguably famous for being part of Migos but mostly famous for being Cardi B's boyfriend and maybe fiance (it's unclear if they're still engaged or even together), made headlines this week for a homophobic lyric in his verse in YFN Lucci's song "Boss Life." Although the lyric explicitly stated that Offset "cannot vibe with queers," he quickly backtracked, saying that he meant queer as in "weird" and that the lyric was in no way directed towards the LGBTQ community. The response was skeptical at best, with many reading this as a rather lame spin tactic.

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But Cardi B, who has enjoyed great success with undeniable help from the very queers her man can't vibe with, came to Offset's defense this weekend. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper went live on Periscope and defended Offset, saying, "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, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don't care."

Cardi B went on to say that both she and offset were unaware that queer was a derogatory term for people on the LGBTQ spectrum, and that it's up to queer folks to educate non-queers on harmful language. "[Queer] has a different vocabulary on the dictionary," she said. "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?"

"Our schools never teach us that these are bad words," she added.

Cardi b then went on to compare the use of the word queer to the the use of the word "tranny." "I did not know that that was a bad word 'cause trans people use it," she said. "Let's not front like they don't."

Cardi B has, in the past, been accused of transphobic behavior for saying that she'd have a trans woman sexually assault a man as revenge.

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