Cardi B defends Offset amidst accusations of homophobia

“I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not.”

January 21, 2018
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Cardi B went live on Periscope to defend Offset against allegations of homophobia after rapping "I cannot rap with queers," in the song "Boss Life." In the video she claims that Offset didn't know the word was offensive to the LGBTQ community.

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"He treats them with the same respect he treats everybody," said Cardi B. "He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care.”

She later went on to say "a lot of people are not aware about what’s wrong or right in the LGBT community." She also questioned why schools didn't teach people about which words were okay. Many on Twitter didn't accept Cardi's explanation.

"If Offset was kind to and surrounded by non-hetero folks as he claims," wrote one person on Twitter. "he would know exactly what queer means in that context. So let's start there."

Watch Cardi B's full Periscope video and other peoples' responses below.

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