Cardi B Defends Offset Over “Queer" Lyric: “Our Schools Never Teach Us That These Are Bad Words”
22 January 2018, 13:04 | Updated: 10 April 2018, 14:58
The rapper has been accused of homophobia.
Cardi B continues to defend her fiancé Offset after he was accused of rapping a homophobic lyric.
The Migos member faced criticism following the release of his FN Lucci collaboration ‘Boss Life’, where he can be heard rapping the line: "I do not vibe with queers".
Offset issued an apology hours after the song premiered, claiming that the word 'queer' was not intended to be used as a homophobic slur.
In response, the 'Bartier Cardi' rapper originally took to Twitter to defend her partner after someone suggested that she deserved someone better than Offset.
Following this, Cardi took to live-streaming app Periscope on Saturday night to address the backlash and attempt to clarify the situation.
"I'm not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not,” the Grammy-nominated rapstress said.
"I’m saying this because I seen him around these... around gays. He treats them with the same respect he treats everybody."
She continued: "He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care."
The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper went on to suggest that people should choose to educate others and enlighten them on the issue as opposed to "bashing" them online.
"It 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.