Rapper Yung Miami of the group City Girls doesn’t think saying she would get violent with her son for being gay is homophobic.
In 2013, the rapper sparked controversy for tweeting she would beat her son if he was gay. Yung Miami apologized for the tweet in August in an Instagram post.
“I understand how it can be seen as offensive to the LGBTQ community. I also realize how insensitive my comments were to my fans and followers … my deepest apologies and heart goes out to those who have seen that tweet and were offended,” she wrote.
Speaking on Power 105.1’s “Breakfast Club” on Tuesday, Yung Miami defended her tweet saying she has nothing against gay people.
“I didn’t tweet nothing about [the LGBTQ community]. I was just talking about my son. I just said that if I saw anything gay in my son, that I would beat him,” she says. “But that’s just like when your mama tells you, ‘If you break my table I’m gonna beat the shit out of you.’ That don’t mean she’s gonna beat the shit out of you, she’s just saying it.”
“I have absolutely nothing against gay people, but I wouldn’t want my son to be gay. I’m around a lot of gay people all of the time; my stylist is gay, my cousin is gay,” she continued.