‘Atlanta’ and ‘Get Out’ star Lakeith Stanfield is facing some serious backlash after dropping an intentionally ‘offensive’ freestyle with homophobic lyrics.
He posted the short freestyle to Instagram with the caption “Offensive freestyle (not for the easily offended)” — so he knew exactly what he was doing.
“Boy you’re dressed like trash you a eight six, take that choke chain back, that’s some gay shit.”
“Fag, I don’t really want to brag but I’m straight rich.”
“Fuck them bitches out the ass and I’m famous and all these gay niggas mad cause they hate this.”
Lakeith deleted the clip, but thanks to Twitter user @_BayBey it’s making its way around the internet.
You can see for yourself below:
So @lakeithlakeith from @AtlantaFX && @Sorry2BotherYou Though this “freestyle” (that you can clearly see him looking down & reading) was appropriate?! Lol ppl are truly Homophobic weirdos Lakeith Stanfield sis you played yourself pic.twitter.com/5N5F7Nexs2
— Bre'on (@_BayBey) June 23, 2018
When reached for comment, Lakeith’s publicist responded with the following:
“I believe he commented on this on his own IG: ‘I’m not always in line with the beliefs of my characters.'”
Yikes. Peep just a few of the social media reactions:
Lakeith Stanfield actually sat down, recorded himself doing an “offensive freestyle,” and put that shit on his Instagram.
He was calling women all kinds of “bitches,” mentioned negative things about gay men multiple times, and even used the f slur.
— Diablo ?? (@kaidiablo) June 23, 2018
Lakeith Stanfield really uploaded a video of himself reciting a prewritten homophobic rap two weeks before his feature film drops, unbelievable
— Aurora NOREalis (@HaroldBingo) June 23, 2018
does this buffoon know he has a film coming out soon? way to steer people away. anyway, i'm watching it for mr steven yeun https://t.co/mi6dlxzrKa
— amy (@ALFlENOCHS) June 24, 2018
Nigga stay in your lane @lakeithlakeith. You gotta know by now you WILL GET CANCELED over the gays. We love them, more than we love to worship these silly-ass outdated rappers. Don't be that guy. https://t.co/t1VwTiVfAq
— E boogie non-vylahn (@BeyondaBlonde) June 26, 2018
Lakeith Stanfield is cancelled. pic.twitter.com/ZU4miobfJb
— Blake (@blakeaparker) June 26, 2018
so lakeith is a homophobe? why cant i have nice things? why must people be so terrible? urgh
— badders. (@SWEETSONES) June 25, 2018
i didn't even realized how homophobic lakeith's freestyle was im so dumb and disappointed
— sev inch (@vincismaestro) June 25, 2018