Is it possible to be both gay and a trap star? The young men of Migos are definitely wondering if the two identifiers can coexist according to a recently published Rolling Stone article.
In the article, writer Jonah Weiner recounts a night in the studio with the boy band and how they feel about certain topics.
At one stage of the interview, Weiner brings up fellow Atlanta born artist ILoveMakonnen and his recent coming out.
Weiner points out that the men of the group then become uncomfortable.
"Bad and Boujee" was the crazy shit that resulted. The track has put Migos at the forefront of a new wave of Atlanta hip-hop talent that includes friends Lil Yachty and Young Thug. 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.
Quavo, the groups undeniable break out star, says he doesn't have an issue with gays, but he does not understand how one could both be gay and then rap about trapping.
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."He frowns. "That's wack, bro."
With all that is going on in the world, it is certainly interesting that Migos believes that someone sharing their truth is "wack, bro".