Halsey was a very busy woman late Thursday night after allegedly defending rapper Quavo’s homophobic past to The Guardian. Soon after the interview was released, the singer, who identifies as queer, took to Twitter to defend her comments to some furious fans.
“I think he’s misunderstood,” Halsey originally told The Guardian. “Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at it, that doesn’t mean every artist is going to be equipped to be politically correct.” As you can imagine, Halsey’s fanbase was not very accepting of the singer’s justification of Quavo and his feelings towards the LGBTQ community.
Things went from bad to worse for Halsey when she then claimed that the Migos rapper isn’t really homophobic. “I think he’s in a tough place of trying to explain what he means. I agree his apology was bullshit but I can’t police everybody,” she said. The singer apologized for her statements via a series of tweets explaining her relationship with the rapper and her true intentions.