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Earlier this year, Migos made some controversial comments about ILOVEMAKONNEN’s coming out to the world on social media (they apologized not long after). Now, MAKONNEN offers his response to the matter via a new interview with The FADER (which you can read in full here):
FADER: What’d you think of Migos’s comments about you in Rolling Stone?
ILOVEMAKONNEN: [They said] some comments like, “World’s fucked up.” My world, that I was living in, was fucked up for me. That’s all I can say to clear those comments up like that. My world. The world itself is a beautiful place. It’s a natural habitat where people can live at.
Have you talked to them since?
Nah! We don’t really talk no more. We ain’t never really talk, you know what I’m saying? I’ve always had business with everybody. But it wasn’t a whole bunch of like, “Yeah we used to [hang out]. Damn Makonnen! You coulda just told us, bruh, you can kick wit us all day.” And I was like, I really don’t kick wit you all. I really don’t know y’all. Like, it was all music shit.
You know it’s like, “Oh shit, all y’all from Atlanta.” But like, Atlanta’s big as fuck. So you see Metro getting groceries in the morning and 21’s just catching a goddamn cappuccino? Like, nah. Everybody’s living they own damn lives in this big ass place.
They seemed to be suggesting that you lacked credibility in rapping about selling drugs because you were gay.
Did someone mention credible and not mention incredible? That’s really my only comment. Was there not an “in” front of that credible? I can vouch for myself. If we look back at the track record, I thought it was “my friend Makonnen teaching me how to whip it.” I thought he was “my friend.” But you see how friends do in interviews. So it’s like, Oh well. With friends like these, who needs enemies. And now you gotta come back with some sorry ass excuse. Nah. That’s only cause you got the #1 record and you didn’t wanna fuck it up.
I’ve seen a few [people online] trying to defend me against the Migos and all that shit. Guys, if you all know me, I’m always about “let’s keep some peace.” It don’t even matter. Migos say whatever they said. It’s a misunderstanding. But there’s no war over here. It can get messy in Atlanta, though, ’cause it’s probably more gays than it is goddamn straights! They will rise!
What’d you think of the statement they released afterwards?
Y’all gotta do y’all for face game to save your face. Y’all gots to do y’all. I’m gon’ always do me. I got no animosity towards y’all. [Pause] Why is it about me? Why you talkin’ about Makonnen? y’all “Bad and Boujee” right now. Why we talkin’ bout Makonnen? It’s whatever. Ain’t nobody hit me up personally. Y’all want to reach out to me? I’m not hard to find! I’m not hiding from nobody. Don’t talk on me saying I feel like I have to hide, don’t mention anything about me.
Do you think they have a problem with gay people?
Hell nah, they ain’t got no problem with gay people! They fuckin’ song is “Versace”! Like, the fuck! Nigga, [Gianni] Versace is the gayest nigga. They ain’t got issues with him, why they got issues with me?