Cardi B Defends Offset After 'Queers' Lyrics Controversy

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Last week, Offset got a lot of people angry when he used the word "queers" in his YFN Lucci's "Boss Life" verse. Now, his fiancée, Cardi B, is defending him. 

In a Periscope video, Cardi said: “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.”

That's when she admitted that when she first heard his lyrics, Cardi called Offset and asked him why he would use the word "queers" in his verse, in the first place. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper said that her fiance had no idea that the word had a gay meaning. “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."

Cardi added: "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?" See video of the "Bartier Cardi" rapper speaking about this below. 

After getting slammed for his lyrics, Offset later apologized. He said on IG: "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... I'm sorry."

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