Katy Perry’s in hot water with her fans after she revealed that her song ‘Bon Appétit’ features Migos. Why the outrage? The rap trio made some awful, homophobic comments in the past. Yikes! The Katy Kats are expressing their outrage on Twitter.
Katy Perry, 32, is taking major heat after announcing that her new song “Bon Appétit” is a collaboration with Migos. The problem? Members of the group have made extremely homophobic comments in the past, and her fans are utterly shocked that Katy would even associate herself with them. The song is dropping on Friday, April 28, but some Katy Kats are vowing they’ll never even listen to it.
Takeoff, one of the members of Migos, made homophobic remarks in a February 2017 Rolling Stone interview about rapper and one-time collaborator iLoveMakonnen came out as gay. His response to the news was to say that “this world is not right.” Gross. The entire interview is extremely problematic, and the two other members of Migos — Offset and Quavo — seemed to agree with Quavo.
When told that iLoveMakonnen’s fans totally supported him online, Offset said “that’s because the world is f*cked up.” Quavo strangely suggested that being gay undermined iLoveMakonnen’s street cred, bringing up the fact that “he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that.” Why does that matter?
Needless to say, Katy’s local stans are livid that she would make music with anyone who said something homophobic. They lashed out at her on Twitter non-stop, and it’s pretty clear that they’re not going to support “Bon Appétit”. Just check out this sampling of angry tweets:
dear @katyperry & others:
— matt gehring (@mattryanx) April 27, 2017
I am ready to dislike the song as soon as it comes out. Why did you think it was okay to colllab with migos who are homophobic af?
— Roo (@varoon13) April 27, 2017
This is definitely not the uproar Katy expected when she announced her new song! For what it’s worth, the group apologized in March 2017 for what they said during the interview. It may have been too little, too late, though:
“We always been about being original and staying true. Staying true to yourself goes a long way. We are all fans of Makonnen’s music and we wish he didn’t feel like he ever had to hide himself. We feel the world is fucked up that people feel like the have to hide and we’re asked to comment on someone’s sexuality. We have no problem with anyone’s sexual preference. We love all people, gay or straight and we apologize if we offended anyone.”
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Katy’s rep for comment.
HollywoodLifers, are you boycotting “Bon Appétit” because of Migos, or are you still going to listen? Let us know!