Pop sensation and on-again, off-again ally Katy Perry has just released her new single “Bon Appétit” featuring Atlanta rap trio Migos to many fans’ dismay.
People are upset that Perry, who only a month ago was honored by the HRC with the National Equality Award, would feature Migos after the rap group came under fire for comments regarding ILoveMakonnen coming out as gay.
Migos has since apologized, stating their words were taken out of context. While the truth behind Migos’s apology is up for interpretation, the one thing that’s not up for debate is Perry’s history of LGBTQ blunders. From a twisted take on masculinity, sexuality and gender roles, to a queerbaiting dance hit, it will be interesting to see how Perry spins this situation.
Will this finally cement Perry’s status as the anything-but-LGBT-ally many have already come to know, or are people just blowing this out of proportion?
Check out some of the tweets in response to Katy Perry’s new single:
— Lee LittleMonster ✌️ (@rawrlee) April 28, 2017
— George P. Simmonds (@georgepsimmonds) April 28, 2017
— Karen (@Shermanscorner) April 28, 2017
Katy Perry out here accepting LGBTQ awards yet working with homophobic rappers & singing songs about gay stereotypes to diss her hetero exes pic.twitter.com/9yVW5cbJMH
— Kristian (@Kristian_Tweet) April 28, 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
People giving Katy Perry shit for working with “homophobic” Migos like she doesn’t have a song called “Ur So Gay”
— TylerPIVOT (@__solodolo__) April 28, 2017
Some fans, though, have come to Katy Perry’s and Migos’s defense:
— ૐGabriel ✨ (@ZodiacAlchemist) April 28, 2017
@Topher_Galapin @roronoakurosaki @sidetosice @shookasf @GodgaStan @PopCrave @katyperry @Migos @QuavoStuntin Colllabing with migos dont make her homophobic…its professional…u just want to bring katy down…nothing else…bye
— Jeevan tamang (@jeevan_syangtan) April 28, 2017
All they said was that Makonnen was wack for pretending to be straight when he was gay from the jump
— NRK Shonen ? (@nxggarichking) April 28, 2017
Here’s the single in question for you to listen to (or not). It’s arguably neither Katy Perry or Migos’s best work.