After making waves for comments about iLoveMakonnen‘s announcement that he was gay, Migos has posted to Instagram to clarify what the group meant about their fellow Atlantian.
“We always been about being original and staying true,” the group writes in a note that was also posted to Twitter. “Staying true to yourself goes a long way. We are all fan’s of Makonnens music and we wish he didn’t feel like he ever had to hide himself. We feel the world is fucked up that people feel like they have to hide and we’re asked to comment on someone’s sexuality. We have no problem with anyone’s sexual preference. We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we offended anyone.”
We always been about being original and staying true. Staying true to yourself goes a long way. We are all fan's of Makonnens music and we wish he didn't feel like he ever had to hide himself. We feel the world is fucked up that people feel like they have to hide and we're asked to comment on someone's sexuality. We have no problem with anyone's sexual preference. We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we offended anyone.
In the interview, Migos was asked about iLoveMakonnen’s announcement, to which they seemingly responded with surprise.
“This world is not right,” Takeoff said.
“We ain’t saying it’s nothing wrong with the gays,” Quavo added, “…he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that.”
The trio joined iLoveMakonnen on the track “Whip It (Remix)” from his Drink More Water 5 mixtape.
(This article was first published today [February 8, 2017] at 12:28 p.m. PST and is as follows.)
This week, Migos earned their first number one album with Culture thanks to their smash hit “Bad and Boujee.” Some could consider it another win for Atlanta’s Hip Hop scene, which also includes peers like iLoveMakonnen, who in January, came out as gay via Twitter.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, the trio said they didn’t agree with the outpouring of support that fans showed the former OVO artist in this excerpt:
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.”
Interestingly enough, both Makonnen and Migos collaborated for the “Whip It (Remix)” from his Drink More Water 5 mixtape. So far, the “Tuesday” rapper has yet to respond to the comments.
During the interview, Quavo also mentioned that “Bad and Boujee” originally featured an anti-Trump, pro-Bernie Sanders line before Hillary Clinton received the Democratic nomination.
“Jump jump, I don’t fuck with Donald Trump/I feel the Bern, feel the Bern—Bernie Sanders,” said Quavo. He wanted to pay respect to the Vermont senator because he was “in the trenches back in the day, really in the streets.”