Halsey Speaks Out About Defending Rapper Quavo’s Homophobic Comments

Halsey is finally speaking out about the interview that saw her defend rapper Quavo over his homophobic comments.

The ‘Closer’ singer recently teamed up with the Migos rapper on her song ‘Lie’.

But he sparked outrage after making some very eyebrow-raising comments about homosexuals.

He claims the support for Atlanta rapper, iLoveMakonnen, for coming out as gay is “f****d up”.

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He said in a Rolling Stone interview,

They supported him? That’s because the world is f**ked up… This world is not right.

But while people aren’t happy with Quavo, Halsey is facing a lot of backlash for justifying his comments.

When talking to The Guardian about working with the 26-year old rap star, she said,

I think he’s misunderstood. Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist… that doesn’t mean every artist is going to be equipped to be politically correct. I don’t think he’s inherently homophobic, I think he’s in a tough place of trying to explain what he means. I agree his apology was bullsh*t but I can’t police everybody.

And considering she’s a modern-day inspiration for the LGBT community, talking openly about her bisexuality, fans are shocked at Hasley’s comments.

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Halsey’s followers don’t agree with her excusing Quavo’s behaviour so easily.

But she’s now taking to Twitter to apologise for what she said.

She’s also explaining that she doesn’t want any kind of friendship with the rapper.

She begins,

Honestly? I didn’t know Quavo had made homophobic comments when I collaborated [with] him. We’ve never spoken a word to each other…

…[and] I have no intention of pursuing a friendship there, unless he wants to make a legitimate apology.

She continued to defend herself, saying,

I work tirelessly to represent & support marginalized communities I love & am part of. I’m sorry if my actions have ever seemed otherwise.

I only meant to say that people can struggle being socially conscious if they don’t have the information/vocabulary. So we must educate them

And I’m proud to watch the young people around me work hard to educate themselves and others to stay woke every day.

But one fan called her out on why she defended Quavo in the first place.

Why would you defend a rapper you’ve “never spoken a word to” regarding lgbt issues when you [and] half your fan base are lgbt.


To which the Brooklyn-born star responded,

I think that’s an important point. I AM queer [and] I TRY to be understanding & want people to be educated. But I’m truly sorry for my misjudgement.

But some of her fans have got her back.

Halsey basically apologized for the collab w/quavo [because] of his homophobic remarks and people are still trying to come for her like wtf?

Another fan wrote,

Why the hell are people hating on Halsey when it is ACTUALLY Quavo who has made homophobic comments?

While another tweeter blamed social media for things spiralling out of control.

It’s hilarious because Halsey actually makes good points regarding Quavo but the internet will be the internet.