PitchFork- Last month, iLoveMakonnen publicly announced, “I’m gay.” A new interview with Rolling Stone has revealed Migos’ reaction to the news (as Spin points out). After Quavo says he loves Atlanta’s “diversity,” writer Jonah Weiner said he mentioned Makonnen’s coming out, which led to “an awkward interlude.” Quavo then shouted, “Damn, Makonnen!” Read the full excerpt below.
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.”
To recap: Gays...cool in general, but wack in the (t)rap game?
Someone ready the cameras. Might as well get a head start on shooting the Migos' 'Where Are They Now?' documentary, because there's not a hit song hot enough to withstand the backlash of taking an unprovoked shot at the LGBT community. Always thought of them as more of a one hit wonder anyway, but it's pretty impressive to fuck up a 'Golden Globe' shoutout from a well known, multifaceted artist that transcends demographics this quickly. White people were jusssst getting started ruining 'Bad and Boujee', and Migos couldn't hold back on an oddly specific, occupational forbiddance of those living an alternative lifestyle? Literally all they had to do was keep talking about manufacturing their drugs in kitchen appliances and they could have road the wave of Donald Glover's endorsement to at least another couple months of popularity. If they just kept rapping about raindrops they wouldn't have to worry about the rainbow that was coming for their ass the second they tried to speak eloquently about a delicate issue. Now they have to await the wrath of homosexuality that is about to drop on their top with the fire of 1,000 suns, and it's all because they like their molly dealers to be of a certain sexual persuasion?
As dumb and irrational as that opinion sounds, it actually makes more sense than thinking the world is fucked up because some rappers talk about things they haven't really lived through. Maybe Migos' has spent too much time "cookin' up dope with an uzi", but if they are bothered by people saying random shit solely because it sounds good then they probably have more of a future in homophobia than they do in hip hop...