Cardi B is defending her fiancé Offset’s use of the word “queer” in a lyric that some felt was used in a homophobic context.
Offset came under fire for rapping the lyric “I cannot vibe with queers” on the song “Boss Life” by YFN Lucci. He apologized claiming that he did not know the word “queer” was associated with gay people.
Cardi B addressed the issue on a Periscope live stream saying that Offset isn’t homophobic but just uneducated about LGBT vocabulary.
“I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not,” Cardi B says. “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.”
She also cited the definition of “queer” in the dictionary, the same argument Offset presented when he apologized for offending people with the lyric.
“It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary,” Cardi B says. “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?”
Cardi B also spoke on the backlash she has received for using the word “tranny” in reference to the transgender community. She claims she used the word because she “did not know that that was a bad word ’cause trans people use it.”