After the discussion turns to Atlanta's diversity, writer Jonah Weiner wrote than at "an awkward interlude" occurred after he brought up the subject of Makonnen's recent coming out.
"And so I’m surprised by Migos’ reaction when I mention iLoveMakonnen, the local MC who just came out as gay on Twitter. 'Damn, Makonnen!' Quavo bellows after an awkward interlude. I mention support I saw online for Makonnen’s decision. 'They supported him?' Quavo asks, raising an eyebrow. 'That’s because the world is fucked up,' says Offset. 'This world is not right,' Takeoff says. 'We ain’t saying it’s nothing wrong with the gays,' says Quavo. But he suggests that Makonnen’s sexuality undermines his credibility, given the fact that 'he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that.'
He frowns. “That’s wack, bro.”
Fans on Twitter urged Migos to offer clarification:
Update (2/8 5:14 p.m.): In response to the Rolling Stone piece, Migos shared a statement on Wednesday afternoon. "We are all fans of Makonnen's music and we wish he didn't feel like he ever had to hide himself," the statement reads. "We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we offended anyone." Read the full statement below.
A representative for Makonnen declined to comment. The FADER has reached out to Migos for comment.