Rapper Yung Miami Defends Saying She'd Beat a Gay Son

Rapper Yung Miami Defends Tweet Saying She'd Beat a Gay Son

Rapper Yung Miami of, the duo City Girls, previously apologized for a 2013 tweet in which she said that she would beat her son if he was gay. But this week on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club she stood by her original remark, claiming she didn’t really mean anything by it but, also, reiterating it, according to Billboard. 

Miami, who garnered some level of fame on Drake’s “In My Feelings,” was attempting to defend the original tweet but only dug herself in deeper.

“If I Ever See Any Gay S**t In My Son Imma Beat That Bo So Baddd," read her original anti-gay tweet. 

Once she came under scrutiny over the five-year-old tweet this August, she apologized. 

“I understand how it can be seen as offensive to the LGBTQ community. I also realize how insensitive my comments were to my fans and followers. I want everyone to understand that I personally didn’t mean any harm by saying those comments about my son’s sexuality," Miami wrote in a statement at the time. "My deepest apologies and heart goes out to those who have seen that tweet and were offended by that.”

But this week the Florida-based hip-hop artist backpedaled. 

“I didn’t tweet nothing about [the LGBTQ community]… I was just talking about my son. I just said that if I saw anything gay in my son, that I would beat him,” Miami said. 

Then she attempted to clarify that while she really doesn't want a gay son, she wouldn't actually physically abuse him. 

“But that’s just like when your mama tells you, ‘If you break my table I’m gonna beat the shit out of you’… that don’t mean she’s gonna beat the shit out of you, she’s just saying it!” she said. 

Then Miami defended her stance on gay people by invoking the age-old example of gay friends. 

“I have absolutely nothing against gay people, but I wouldn’t want my son to be gay,” she continued on The Breakfast Club.“I’m around a lot of gay people all of the time; my stylist is gay, my cousin is gay.”

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