Migos star Quavo has hit back at claims he is homophobic after appearing to slam ILoveMakonnen's decision to come out as gay.
The 25-year-old musician, real name Quavious Marshall, hit headlines with his comments in Rolling Stone magazine, when he and his bandmates were asked what they thought about the rapper revealing his sexuality.
Quavo said, "Damn, Makonnen!", before adding of the fans that backed him, "They supported him?"
His bandmate Offset said the fan support came because "the world is f**ked up", before Takeoff jumped in saying, "This world is not right".
Quavo then appeared to suggest that Makonnen's homosexuality made the rapper's lyrics about selling cocaine and Molly seem fake.
Now, Quavo has told Billboard magazine that he is anything but homophobic, explaining: "If you real from the heart, you real from the heart. That ain’t got nothing to do with no sex or gender. It’s 2017, and we all living."
However, he continued to admit he still has some questions about Makonnen's sincerity in his songs.
"When (Makonnen’s) music came out, I thought it was hard, so if he would’ve come out the same way...” he mused.
Quavo then used Migos' collaboration with Frank Ocean, on Calvin Harris' track Slide, as proof that he doesn't look down on gay people, insisting: "I got a record with Frank Ocean. That closes my case.”
After the Rolling Stone article initially came out, Migos took to their social media to share a statement apologising for any offence they caused.
"We always been about being original and staying true," they wrote. "Staying true to yourself goes a long way. We are all fans of Makonnens music and we wish he didn’t feel like he ever had to hide himself. We feel the world is f**ked 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 apologise if we offended anyone."
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