Migos on Support For iLoveMakonnen Coming Out: “This World Is Not Right”
Sigh. One day I'm really gonna break down my views on homophobia in the Black community. I know I talk about racism alot (had a buddy accuse me of being anti-White once. lmao!) but really that's just because I want a fairer world and it's what immediately affects me. Believe me, I know just how fucked up people can be and Black people are no better...even when they should know better. 😖
Anyways, the Migos done fucked up with this one.
This morning, Rolling Stone published a piece recounting a night in the studio with Migos. At one point, writer Jonah Weiner brought up fellow Atlanta rapper iLoveMakonnen’s recent coming out, and the trio got apprehensive. Weiner describes an awkward pause as Migos considered how an artist who rapped about trapping could be gay, as if the two concepts were diametrically opposed. Weiner also noted that the announcement got a wave of support online, which Offset especially took exception to. “That’s because the world is fucked up,” he said. Takeoff and Quavo also agreed. “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.”
Just a note: the Migos are from Atlanta. Atlanta is the Black gay capital of the world!
They know better than this. smh.
Read the piece over at Rolling Stone.