Migos on ILoveMakonnen comments: 'We love all people, gay or straight'

Justin Carissimo
Migos attends The National Black MBA Association Presents 2nd Annual Pepsi MBA Live at The Metropolitan on October 14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana: Tyler Kaufman/Getty

In a newly published interview with Rolling Stone, the Atlanta rap trio Migos seemed to criticize ILoveMakonnen and his supporters after the rapper publicly announced, “I’m gay.”

In his profile, journalist Jonah Weiner described an awkward “interlude” following his question about fellow Atlanta rapper, ILoveMakonnen.

All are wildly different MCs, illustrating the "diversity" that Quavo says is one of the things he most loves about Atlanta. And so I'm surprised by Migos' reaction when I mention iLoveMakonnen, the local MC who just came out as gay on Twitter. "Damn, Makonnen!" Quavo bellows after an awkward interlude.

I mention support I saw online for Makonnen's decision. "They supported him?" Quavo asks, raising an eyebrow. "That's because the world is fucked up," says Offset. "This world is not right," Takeoff says. "We ain't saying it's nothing wrong with the gays," says Quavo. But he suggests that Makonnen's sexuality undermines his credibility, given the fact that "he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that."

Hours after the comments picked up steam, generating negative headlines and comments on social media, the trio issued the following statement on Twitter.


Read Rolling Stone’s full interview with Migos here.