During a Tuesday conversation with Charlamagne Tha God on The Breakfast Club, the rapper was questioned about tweets made several years ago in which she stated she wouldn't want a gay son.
“You had some tweets about the LGBT community, they didn’t like that either,” said Charlamagne.
“I didn’t tweet nothing about them,” Miami said. “I was just talking about my son, I said that if I saw anything gay about my son, I would beat him.”
“But that’s just like, your momma be like, ’If you break my table, I’m gonna beat the s**t outta you.’ That don’t mean she’s gonna beat the s**t outta you, she’s just sayin’. I don’t have nothing against gay people, but I wouldn’t want my son to be gay,” she continued.
Miami clarified that she felt as a mother she wouldn’t want her son to be gay.
"Just being a mother, I wouldn’t want my son dating the same sex, but I’m around gay people all the time,” the rapper shared.
“My stylist is gay; my cousin gay; I love gay people. My favorite cousin that died was gay," she added. "That don’t mean that I have nothing against gay people ’cause I don’t want my son to be gay.”
The rapper penned an open apology letter to fans that she shared on her Instagram page addressing the comments.
“I personally want everyone to understand that I personally didn’t mean any harm by saying those comments about my son’s sexuality. My deepest apologies and heart goes out [to] those who have seen that tweet and were offended by that,” she wrote.
Critics of the 24-year-old shared their thoughts about her statement and apology on Twitter:
This is why I can't fuck with City Girls. Homophobia is my dealbreaker https://t.co/UpF8L19LcR— Rae (@Froheaux) November 13, 2018
I just find it interesting how people skip to the colonizer mindset of "I dont want a gay child" as if they didn't hear that violent rhetoric. It's disgusting seeing Black people participate in this bigotry. https://t.co/IHWhr9480Y— Jason (Crown Clown) (@EscaflowneClown) November 13, 2018
When you read stories about little Gay kids killing themselves bc the people/family around them didn’t Love them, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THATS BECAUSE OF MOTHERS LIKE CARESHA FROM CITY GIRLS BEATING THEM FOR BEING GAY.— Khalil (@kbyrd2) November 13, 2018
And some of y’all have the AUDACITY to stick up for her!!!!!!!!!
City girls are CANCELLED— TheBadGuy. (@FineAssCj) November 13, 2018
Us gay black men give people like the city girls attention and a platform to propel their careers and all they do is tell us they don’t want their son to be gay. Lol smh the irony.— 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂 𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓 𝐋𝐀𝐔𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓 (@MUSICBYMARC) November 13, 2018
DJ Envy also addressed her controversial tweets about Haitians, which she clarified. At the end of their discussion, Miami shared she was unsure why people were offended about the statements regarding her son.
“I mean, I apologized for it. I don’t know why they took it offensively,” Miami said.
The City Girls' album Girl Code drops on Friday.
You can watch the full Breakfast Club interview below:
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