Halsey 'Truly Sorry' For Defending Migos Rapper Quavo
Halsey took to Twitter on Friday to defend her comments about Migos rapper Quavo, who has been accused of being homophobic.
The singer, who has self-identified as bisexual, took heat on social media after telling The Guardian she believes Quavo is “misunderstood.”
Earlier this year, Quavo made controversial comments about openly-gay rapper iLoveMakonnen in an interview with Rolling Stone. (Migos later issued a statement in which the trio insisted they “love all people, gay or straight.”)
In her interview with The Guardian, Halsey said: “Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at it, 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 bulls**t but I can’t police everybody.”
Halsey collaborated with Quavo on the song “Lies” on her album hopeless fountain kingdom.
On Twitter, Halsey insisted she “didn't know that Quavo had made homophobic comments when I collaborated 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 added: “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.”
Halsey tweeted: “I AM queer & I TRY to be understanding & want people to be educated. But im truly sorry for my misjudgment.
“I am truly sorry for my misjudgement and I am happy to have listeners who hold me accountable.”