UPDATE (5:30PM): Migos have released a statement in regards to their recent comments on ILoveMakonnen coming out as gay. "We are all fan's of Makonnens music and we wish he didn't feel like he ever had to hide himself," it says. "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." See the full response below:
Immediately following their first No. 1 album (Culture) and No. 1 single ("Bad and Boujee," feat. Lil Uzi Vert), Atlanta trio Migos are the latest participants in hip-hop's endemic homophobia problem. In a new Rolling Stone feature billed as an "inside account of a wild night in the studio," writer Jonah Weiner broaches the topic of ILoveMakonnen coming out as gay, shortly after the fellow ATL artist's Twitter reveal on Jan. 20.
After what Weiner describes as "an awkward interlude," Quavo "bellows," "Damn, Makonnen!" Informed about the internet's support for the "Tuesday" singer, he continues (while "raising an eyebrow"), "They supported him?"
Offset jumps in next: "That's because the world is fucked up." Then Takeoff: "This world is not right." The comments keep going around like Migos verses; Quavo again: "We ain't saying it's nothing wrong with the gays."
It ends with Quavo questioning Makonnen's street cred now, saying "he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that. That's wack, bro."
Weiner was also the author of the 2014 RS Drake profile "High Times at the YOLO Estate," which included some trash talk about Yeezus and its lyrics. "I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone," Drake tweeted. Then:
I'm done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That's the only way my message gets across accurately.— Drizzy (@Drake) February 13, 2014
Since coming out, ILoveMakonnen has tweeted a bevy of positivity:
Thank u all for your Real Love and continued support! ❤🐲👨🎤☄️🤘🔥👾💥🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊— American Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 22, 2017
Go accept yourself. It's ok, I was once too in fear from what the others said, only to find out they was really scared themselves instead. ❤— American Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 23, 2017
Please save that ignorance for your own conversations with the ones that conversate on that level. We over here with rainbow spray 🌈❤— American Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 24, 2017
Go learn about yourself first. Self awareness is caring. Treat others the way you wanted to be treated, yes true colors are being shown.— American Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 24, 2017
Since we all knew I was in the closet as gay, i guess we'll all knew u was in the closet as a hater and an imitator as well. 💁♂️— American Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 24, 2017
🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈❤❤❤❤ rainbows forever down the timelines! Spread the love or expose yourself as a hater.— American Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 24, 2017
The best decision I ever made in my life is coming out of the closet. I feel so much better and happier that I can truly just be me!— American Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 30, 2017
Go way back with this Fuse x Makonnen interview: