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Straight Rapper Lil’ B’s ‘I’m Gay’ Record

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"I'm gay, y'all. (No homo)"

Those of you who don’t realize that hip hop has a huge homophobia problem these days either aren’t listening to hip hop or don’t have ears. ‘No homo’ has become a rallying cry akin to whatever the heck Mel Gibson yelled out when he led the troops covered in all that blue stuff in Braveheart. OK, so I could have done my metaphor homework a bit better here. SARS, y’all.

In any case, rapper Lil’ B made bloggy, bloggy headlines this weekend when he announced to throngs of festival-goers at Coachella that his next album will be named “I’m Gay”.

“I’m gonna do the most controversial thing in hip-hop. Ya’ll heard it first. And I’mma just show you that words don’t mean shit. I’mma make an album called ‘I’m Gay’ right. Now I’mma tell you why I’m the first person to do it in hip-hop and why you’re the first people to know my reasons.

I’m just gonna tell you. So many people be worried about what people mean and definitions of words and shit…Now I like women, I love women, you feel me. But within yourselves, no matter what you do, it doesn’t matter, it’s like live life. You’ve only got one life to live. Be happy.”

But don’t get up out of your chair and cheer him on just yet. Lil’ B, real name Brandon McCartney, identifies as straight, but routinely uses polarizing sexuality issues in his verses. His body of work even includes a song called “I’m a faggot.”

There’s also the matter of this tweet from last October.

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While to my knowledge the two have yet to collaborate, there’s no word on whether or not Kanye was indeed F’ed in the A by B at their first encounter. In an interview with Complex, B also gave this insight into his life:

“It’s a touchy subject. I respect the hell out of gays and the gay community. I’m not a gay man. I don’t agree with sex with another man or fucking another man or giving blow jobs to another guy. That’s not my thing. I’d rather fuck a girl, fuck her in the ass, fuck her in the mouth or something.”

The mouth on this young man! So it’s all a bit of a mixed bag with Lil’ B. He respect the gay community, but tosses around offensive terminology, and threatens assplay on his competition. We honestly aren’t sure what to think of B, and we can’t help but wonder if that’s kind of his goal.

What do you think of Lil’ B’s “I’m Gay” album title?

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  • I think this is ridiculous! All I listen to is Rap and R&B! I think if you’re trying to get gay accepted in the Hip Hop community there is a better way than this! I’m just pissed. I’d punch him right in his mouth for using words like that.

  • It’s all too cheesy for words–the album, the words to West, and B’s doth-protest-too-much outlook on gay sex. If there’s someone out there who doesn’t know hip hop is homophobic, I suppose this article is useful, but who IS that out of touch?

  • Anonymous

    irrelevant, chock-full of nonsense music. most rap/rock/pop is homophobic. the world as a whole is homophobic. if anything, lil’ b’s ignorance and lack of talent provide a tiny chuckle. his rhymes are weak with grade-school contradictions set to recycled beats. boring.

  • “…weak with grade-school contradictions set to recycled beats”

    Well, I think you’ve just described half of modern rap. If not more.

  • Da niggas Gay
    aint no stright guy gon say he will fuk another man in da ass da nigga trippn
    man i jus had to look da shit up da da boy album is all Im Gay
    and He want to fuk kanye west, who also might be gay, in da ass
    If pimp c was alive there will be even more gay rapper on da front page
    Des nigas trippn look at his pic
    Gay Ass Fuk