The Atlanta trio were criticized for their comments regarding Makonnen's sexuality in a Rolling Stone profile.
After receiving backlash over their comments about Atlanta rapper iLoveMakonnen's sexuality in a Rolling Stone profile, Migos have shared a statement which attempts to clarify their remarks.
"We always been about being original and staying true," reads text posted to the group's official Twitter account. "We are all fan's of Makonnens music and we wish he didn't feel like he ever had to hide himself."
Makonnen is a fellow Atlanta rapper who publicly revealed he was gay last month. In the RS profile of Migos, which was published Wednesday, the trio seemed to suggest that Makonnen's coming out should not be supported.
"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.
In the new statement, the trio clarify these remarks, writing "We feel the world is fucked up that people feel like they have to hide and we're asked to comment on someone's sexuality."
In the profile, group member Quavo also suggested that Makonnen's sexuality "undermines his credibility."
"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."
He frowns. "That's wack, bro."
While this portion of the interview is not explicitly addressed, the statement closes with a general apology and reiteration on the group's views. "We have no problem with anyone's sexual preference. We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we offended anyone."
Read the statement in full below.