Rapper Yung Miami, of the rap group City Girls, has made a name for herself as a controversial figure in the hip-hop world. The 24-year-old rapper made comments in 2011 about how she thought Haitians were “black ugly and cheesy” and said in 2013 that she wouldn’t want one of her sons to be gay — both of which she later publicly apologized for.
But Miami found herself in more hot water on Tuesday (Nov. 13) after her appearance on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, where she doubled down on her homophobic statements. Speaking with host Charlamagne Tha God, Miami was asked about her controversial tweet that said what she would do if she had a gay son. “I didn’t tweet nothing about them [the LGBTQ community],” she said. “I was just talking about my son. I just said that if I saw anything gay in my son, that I would beat him.”
After her previous statements resurfaced, Miami issued a formal apology in an Instagram post in August of this year, saying that she did not intend to offend her fans with what she said. “I understand how it can be seen as offensive to the LGBTQ community,” her post said. “I also realize how insensitive my comments were to my fans and followers … my deepest apologies and heart goes out to those who have seen that tweet and were offended.”
On the show Tuesday, the rapper quickly tried to clarify her statement, saying that people had taken her comments the wrong way. “But that’s just like when your mama tells you, ‘If you break my table I’m gonna beat the shit out of you,’” she said. “That don’t mean she’s gonna beat the shit out of you, she’s just saying it.”
Miami also said she didn’t have a problem with gay people, though she wouldn’t back down from the son comments. “I have absolutely nothing against gay people, but I wouldn’t want my son to be gay,” she said. “I’m around a lot of gay people all of the time; my stylist is gay, my cousin is gay.”
Twitter users quickly decried the rapper, saying that her comments were homophobic, hateful and anti-LGBTQ. Miami has not yet issued a statement or apology for her comments on The Breakfast Club. Watch the full interview below: