Cardi B Defends Offset Over Homophobic Lyric

Cardi B defends Offset.

In the wake of controversy over the Migos rapper’s use of a gay slur, Bardi took to Periscope to support her fiancé.

“I’m not gonna let somebody call him homophobic when I know that he’s not,” she said. “I’m saying this because I seen him around gays and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care.”

Offset denied homophobia in his own response to the allegations, saying that he was referring to the dictionary definition of “queer,” which he believed to mean “odd.” Cardi supported that reasoning in her video, saying that she’s never heard the word before.

“It has a different vocabulary on the dictionary,” she explained. “Now, if that’s a word that you guys said that it’s a bad word for gays, I never even heard that word in the first place. Why don’t y’all educate people about it? A lot of people are not aware about what’s wrong or right in the LGBT community. Why don’t we do things to educate instead of bashing and trying to label somebody that they not?”

Bardi, who said she is opposed to homophobia, went on to say that she also received criticism for using the word “tranny.” “Nobody taught us that in our school,” she said. “They never taught me that. How am I supposed to know?”

Bacardi is now prepping to perform “Finesse” with Bruno Mars at the Grammys. Soon, she will also appear on Jennifer Lopez’s forthcoming “Quiero Dinero,” which she recently previewed at Calibash. “This is a Bronx girl dream,” Cardi said of the collaboration. “I just can’t believe I.T.”

New Music: Migos – ‘Supastars’

“Supastars” status. Ahead of Friday’s release of Culture II, Migos shines bright on “Supastars,” the latest release from their highly-anticipated album sequel.

Produced by Honorable C.N.O.T.E., DJ Durel, and Buddah Bless, the boastful banger finds the Grammy-nominated trio rapping about their lavish lifestyle, including money, women, and cars.

“Supastars out / Brand new cars / We buy the bar now / Swang doors now / Fuck on hoes now / Tats and gold, uh / Rock the shows, uh,” they rap on the hook.

Culture II drops Friday, featuring the Nicki Minaj and Cardi B-assisted “MotorSport” and Pharrell-produced “Stir Fry.” The group has also been in the studio with 2 Chainz and Mike Dean.

Bring the “Supastars” out below.

New Music: Jhené Aiko feat. Rae Sremmurd – ‘Sativa’

After linking up with Swae Lee on “Sativa,” Jhené Aiko calls on the other half of Rae Sremmurd, Slim Jxmmi, for the official remix to her weed anthem, which serves as the latest single off last year’s Trip.

“Is it hot in here or is it just me?” asks Aiko. “I’m so high in here, from smoking on this weed.”

After Swae sings about a complicated relationship, Slim Jxmmi comes through with his own melodies. “I didn’t mean to keep her waiting,” he sings. “I hope I reach her expectations.”

A video for the collaboration is set to drop, fittingly, at 4:20 p.m. So far, Jhené has been unlocking previews for fans through a special website.

The original “Sativa” only featured an appearance from Swae Lee, who is now prepping his solo debut, Swaecation, Vol. 1. Meanwhile, Rae Sremmurd is gearing up to release SremmLife 3 this year.

TDE Announces ‘The Championship Tour’

Kendrick Lamar is about to lead his Top Dawg Entertainment labelmates on “TDE: The Championship Tour.” SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, and Lance Skiiiwalker will be joining K-Dot on the highly-anticipated North American trek, which is set to kick off May 4 in Vancouver.

Produced by Live Nation, the arena jaunt is scheduled to continue through Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto, and several other markets, before coming to a close June 16 in Pittsburgh.

Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan. 26) at 12 p.m. local time, but American Express card members will have early access starting Tuesday (Jan. 23) at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday (Jan. 25) at noon local time.

The highly-anticipated tour falls on the heels of Top Dawg Entertainment’s forthcoming Black Panther soundtrack, which is being curated by Kendrick, TDE, and label head Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

This month, TDE will also be a force at the Grammys, where K-Dot’s DAMN. earned him seven nominations and SZA’s Ctrl earned her five, the most for any woman this year. Both artists are also slated to perform at Music’s Biggest Night.

Jay Rock is slated to release his new album this year featuring “King’s Dead,” the Black Panther collaboration with Kendrick, Future, and James Blake. ScHoolboy Q is working on his Blank Face follow-up, Ab-Soul is coming off Do What Thou Wilt, SiR just released November, and Lance Skiiiwalker is likely prepping the follow-up to 2016’s Introverted Intuition.

See the full tour itinerary below.

TDE: The Championship Tour Dates

May 4 – Vancouver, BC* – Rogers Arena
May 5 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
May 6 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
May 8 – Oakland, CA* – Oracle Arena
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA* – The Forum
May 13 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
May 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
May 17 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
May 18 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
May 19 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
May 22 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 23 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 25 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
May 26 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
May 27 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
May 29 – New York, NY* – Madison Square Garden
May 30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jun. 1 – Bristow, VA (DC) – Jiffy Lube Live
Jun. 2 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Jun. 3 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jun. 5 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Jun. 7 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Jun. 8 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
Jun. 9 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jun. 12 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Jun. 13 – Detroit, MI* – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun. 15 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jun. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion

*American Express presale