February 8, 2017


Migos: People Support ILoveMakonnen Coming Out Because 'The World Is F--ked Up' (Update)

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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."

Hours after ILoveMakonnen's announcement, Joe Budden tweeted, "Makonnen the only person that didn’t know he was out the closet."

Jonah Weiner has written about hip-hop and homophobia before; Method Man once told him, "You can't be fuckin' people in the ass and say you're gangsta." That was 14 years ago.

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:

Since coming out, ILoveMakonnen has tweeted a bevy of positivity:

Go way back with this Fuse x Makonnen interview: