Migos are being sued for allegedly inciting a riot
Migos have been hit with two lawsuits for allegedly inciting a riot back in 2015.
The rap trio – who released their latest album ‘Culture II’ earlier this year – are alleged to have engaged in “reckless” on-stage behaviour at a show in Albany, New York, according to a suit filed by the owner of the venue, Washington Avenue Armory. According to the suit, tensions were raised after the group failed to attend a planned meet-and-greet, eventually boiling over and resulting in patrons being “stabbed, robbed, and beaten.”
A second lawsuit, filed by concertgoer Sharome Ross against the band and venue, alleges that Ross was left with “severe personal injuries to his face, head, left shoulder and eyes.”
Migos are yet to publicly respond.
Migos member Offset recently denied that he is homophobic, following controversy over recent lyrics.
January saw Offset team up with fellow Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci for ‘Boss Life’. The track sees Offset rap the lyrics: “60K solitaire / I do not vibe with queers / I got the heart of a bear / I bust ‘em down by the pair”.
Among those to criticise Offset was MNEK, who tweeted: “Offset saying he doesn’t vibe with queers while constantly wearing and PARADING clothes by gay designers is the REAL gag”.
Following the backlash over the lyric, Offset took to Instagram to claim that he wasn’t using the term “queer” in a derogative way.
“I didn’t write the line about gay people,” he wrote. “I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people. My passion for fashion has lead me to a lot of gay people around me who I have mad respect for and we are very cool so I’m not in a place where I’m hating like that.”
“When I wrote that I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others (here, lear, solitaire, bear) and I saw this definition about her having a queer feeling she was being watched and it fit what I was thinking about a stalker creepy paparazzi situation. To me that ‘queer’ I don’t mean someone who’s gay. I mean lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd.”