Rapper Waka Flocka Flame apologies for saying trans people an ‘affront to God’
Rap star Waka Flocka Flame has apologised… kind of, for attacking Caitlyn Jenner and transgender people in an interview.
The Atlanta rapper took to Twitter to apologise for the comments he made in an interview with New York radio station Power 101.5 show The Breakfast Club.
In the interview, Flame said young people are now “afraid” to be “husbands and wives,” going on to say transgender people are an “affront to God”.
“Women are afraid to be a wife and young males is afraid to be men,” he said. “It’s like, it’s not cool, they’re not marketing that. They don’t market families and husbands and wives no more. They marketing young girls, you know what I’m saying? Transgenders — they’re marketing evil, man,” he said.
“You are who you are when God made you, not who you became after he did,” Flame continued.
“That’s how I just feel. You rebuking God, man. God didn’t put them feelings in you, man, that’s the Devil playing tricks on your mind. That’s a test from God. If you can’t outbeat [sic] that one task and you believe that, then you’re going to believe everything else.”
In a string of tweets since, the rapper has explained his position, apologising for any offence caused after a backlash.
He apologised, saying he had been accused of “homophobia”, but also said he “not a fan of transgenders [sic] being marketed as superheroes.”
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Watch the interview with the controversial comments below: