Wiz Khalifa I'm Not Sorry for Korean Eyes Lyric I've Got Asian Friends, So ...

7/17/2018 8:48 AM PDT

Wiz Khalifa Refuses to Apologize for 'Racist' Lyric About Koreans in 'Hot Now'

Wiz Khalifa doesn't feel like he has to apologize if Koreans are offended with his new song, and his reasoning is basically the ole, "I have black friends" ... except, y'know. 

The rapper was on "The Breakfast Club" Tuesday, when Charlamagne tha God asked if he had any response to criticism he's getting over his new song, "Hot Now." Specifically, the lyric "Smoke got my eyes lookin' Korean" ... is pissing off some people. 

Wiz said he's already gotten a pass on that lyric, plus he "loves Asians" ... so it's all good.

Wiz added that his music is open to interpretation ... and he's cool with it if some people get angry. While he's at it, he points out there are a few other groups that should be ticked off about "Hot Now."

In other words: bring it on!! Someone's embracing that saying about all publicity.