Katy Perry eleased the sexual food single “Bon Appetit” last night but some fans aren’t happy that she collaborated with Migos, who have been in the headlines lately for remarks they made about a gay rapper.
Listen to the new single:
Migos, the Atlanta-based hip-hop trio that raced up the charts with the hit single “Bad and Boujee” and released the Calvin Harris- Frank Ocean collaboration “Slide” this month, had a strong reaction when asked about iLoveMakonnen, the hip-hop artist who came out of the closet in January.
The group made its remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone, suggesting that Makonnen’s sexual orientation undermines his credibility.
Migos later told TMZ their remarks were twisted by the publication, and that they would be open to playing a gay club…if the club paid up.
They also released this statement on Twitter.
— MIGOS™ (@Migos) February 8, 2017
But some fans are pissed at Perry, particularly after she accepted an award from the Human Rights Campaign last month:
Katy Perry having a homophobic rapper on her new song shortly after being awarded a Human Rights Award… 🤢
— St. Jesse (@BitchOuttaOrder) April 27, 2017
yo @katyperry change your bio to "artist. activist. concious. accepts lgbt award and supports homophobia."
— Niels 🌈 (@NielsDelRey) April 27, 2017
This is Katy's "woke" era but she is working with homophobic Migos? She is truly trash and desperate pic.twitter.com/A00M9qhpcy
— #Persist ❄️ (@MadamClinton) April 26, 2017
Reason 363718 why I hate Katy Perry: She claims to love the gays yet featured an openly homophobic rapper on her new single 🙃🙃🙃
— Lee Munro (@_leemunro) April 27, 2017
I just wanna point out that HRC gave Katy Perry an award for being an LGBTQ activist yet she collaborated with a Homophobic rapper 😷
— Alex💯 (@SlayYourFaves) April 28, 2017
Perry performs on the season finale of Saturday Night Live on May 20.