Rappers are inexplicably waxing more and more poetic about equality, according to the Daily Beast. Fat Joe and The Game have become game-changers in hip-hop’s approach to the GLBT community. Have we come a long way since Ice Cube’s 1991 ode to male anal rap, “No Vaseline”?
Jayceon Terrell Taylor, aka The Game
Maybe so. Hip-hop stars have been shedding the community’s homophobic image, perhaps in light of New York’s passage of the Marriage Equality Act back in June, ranging from encouraging people to come out to simply praising the GLBT community.
Straight and hardcore rapper Fat Joe put hip-hop’s new approach to GLBT people into words during a recent Vlad TV interview. “In 2011, you gotta hide that you gay?” he asked. “Be real! ‘Yo, I’m gay. What the f**k!’ If you gay, you gay. That’s your preference. F**k it, if the people don’t like it.”
The Game also kept it real about the GLBT community’s place in this world.
“I don’t have a problem with gay people,” he said. “Beyoncé shoulda said, ‘Who should run the world?’ Gays. Because they’re everywhere and rightly so.”
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