The F-You star - who is also a panelist on reality TV show The
Voice - had appeared on stage with Rihanna in the US city of
Minneapolis, last week, when he was criticised by music journalist
She wrote a negative review of the show, which caused the 37
year-old to use micro-blogging site Twitter to say: "I respect your
criticism, but be fair! People enjoyed last night!
"I'm guessing you're gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well,
The rapper quickly deleted the post, but thousands of followers
had already seen it.
He later issued a statement clarifying what he meant, saying: "At
the time I didn't even know what gender the person was. I was being
a little outspoken that night, a little outrageous.
"I always expect people to assume that everything I do is part of
my character and sense of humour. I assumed that whoever it was
would assume it was all in good fun. It wasn't taken so well,
He added: "'I most certainly am not harbouring any sort of
negative feeling toward the gay community. I'm one of the most
liberal artists that I think you will ever meet, and I pride myself