Yung Miami continues to atone for past homophobic remarks by partnering with GLAAD for Pride

Yung Miami continues to atone for past homophobic remarks by partnering with GLAAD for Pride

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Rapper Yung Miami announced a Pride collection via her lifestyle brand Caresha Please this week. It’s her latest step towards atoning for homophobic remarks she made several years ago.

The 30-year-old artist, who has has over 6 million followers on Instagram, came to prominence as half of the hip-hop duo, City Girls. They released their debut mixtape in 2018 and also featured on a Drake track that year.

However, when she found fame, old tweets she posted when younger came to light. Back in 2013, she said if any of her sons came as gay she would “beat” them. 

She apologized for the comment when it re-emerged six years ago, posting, “My deepest apologies and heart goes out to those who have seen that tweet and were offended by that. The City Girls appreciate all of their support no matter what their sexuality is.”

However, she slipped up again when she appeared on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club shortly afterwards.

When asked about the tweet it by host Charlamagne Tha God, she expressed some surprise her it caused such a backlash, as “I didn’t tweet nothing about them [the LGBTQ community]. I was just talking about my son. I just said that if I saw anything gay in my son, that I would beat him.”

“But that’s just like when your mama tells you, ‘If you break my table I’m gonna beat the sh*t out of you,’” she explained. “That don’t mean she’s gonna beat the sh*t out of you. She’s just saying it.”

She went on to say, she still wouldn’t want a gay son.

“I have absolutely nothing against gay people, but I wouldn’t want my son to be gay. I’m around a lot of gay people all of the time. My stylist is gay. My cousin is gay.”

‘The Gays’

Perhaps unsurprisingly, news of Yung Miami’s Pride collection—entitled “The Gays”—was not applauded by everyone. Some are still unhappy with her past comments.

Yung Miami is criticized over her Pride merchandise

In an effort to make right by those she offended, Yung Miami says that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her collection will go to the LGBTQ+ media advocacy group, GLAAD.

In a statement, she said, “In light of gay pride, I wanted to do something for the LGBTQ community. Which is a big part of my fan base, oftentimes I feel they’re left out so I wanted to celebrate and dedicate this collection to them to make sure they feel seen and heard.”


Following the controversial comments she made when she was younger, last year Yung Miami revealed she is queer herself.

Appearing on The Jason Less Show, she said she’d happily hook-up with fellow artist Megan Thee Stallion (“I’mma smash all day and tomorrow … Megan … really could take me up and throw down.”). Probed further, Yung Miami said, “Sexually, I’ve been with a woman before, I love it.” She confirmed she identified as bisexual.

“Yeah, I always say that,” she said. “I really do like girls. I don’t wanna be in a relationship with a girl.”

Yung Miami was also among the attendees at the 2024 GLAAD Honors event in New York City. The gathering recognizes the Black LGBTQ+ nominees of the GLAAD Media Awards. 

Yung Miami at the 2024 GLAAD Honors in New York City
Yung Miami at the 2024 GLAAD Honors in New York City (Photo: Shutterstock)

Earlier today, Caresha Please dropped a look at the first items from “The Gays” collection. It includes a $35 tank top with “The Gays” written in pink across the chest.

There are also grey unisex shorts. 

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