Obie Trice Apologizes For Homophobic Rant In Defense Of Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart's decision to opt out of hosting the Oscars was met with polarizing reception. The comedian decided to step back from his hosting duties instead of apologizing for old homophobic tweets that resurfaced. Some people felt that Hart did the right thing while others condemned him for not apologizing to the LGBTQ+ community. Obie Trice recently defended the Philly native during a concert in Toronto while spewing homophobic and transphobic slurs. The video surfaced online before being taken down. He took to Instagram to apologize to his fans for his comments.
Obie Trice claims that he didn't say anything during his Toronto show to purposely offend anyone, but he did. In a video captioned "One Love," the rapper took to Instagram to issue an apology for his comments.
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"First of all, I want to apologize to anyone I offended out there. I understand the different perspectives and, you know, not wanting to be call any slurs," he said before he attempted to defend himself. "But I'm a hip-hop artist and everything can't be taken so seriously. I didn't say anything last night -- the other night -- to purposely offend anybody. I have no bias towards the LGBTQ+ community. The gay people I know we bullshit like that with it, that's how we talk."
During his show in Toronto, Canada, the rapper said, "The state's trying to bully you into respecting this gay shit. The state's trying to bully you into respecting this gay shit." He continued, "But we supposed to respect gay and they took my man Kevin Hart. [He] had to duck down [and] get off the Oscars because of this. All he wanted to do was the mothafuckin' Oscars."