Migos released an apology via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon for their perceived offensive words following rapper Makonnen’s recent coming out.
Last month, iLoveMakonnen tweeted that he’s homosexual, writing, “Since y’all love breaking news, here’s some old news to break, I’m gay.” But when asked by Rolling Stone in a brand new interview about their Atlanta co-star’s latest revelation, the group had a surprising reaction.
“Damn, Makonnen!” group member Quavo said. When asked about the support Makonnen received online, Quavo then asked, “They supported him?” Offset chimed in, “That’s because the world is f*cked up.”
Takeoff added, “This world is not right.” Quavo jumped back in and suggested, “We ain’t saying it’s nothing wrong with the gays.” He remembered, however, that the MC “first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that.” That’s when he said, “That’s wack, bro.”
After getting berated for their words, the group wrote on Twitter:
“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 f*cked up that people feel like they have to hide and we’re asked to comment on someone’s sexuality.”
The statement concluded, “We have no problem with anyone’s sexual preference. We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we offended anyone.”
Makonnen, most known for his track “Tuesday,” has not responded to the apology.