News: Nore Clears Up Kanye West & Pharrell Rumors, "This Man Is Not Gay" [Audio]
Sunday, Jul 19, 2009 8:00AM
CNN's Nore recently continued his talk of gay rappers within hip-hop and cleared the air on the public's perceptions towards Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.
In addition to pointing out the unexpected tendencies of the music industry as recently seen via Loon studying to become a Muslim, Nore spoke on Pharrell and Yeezy being questioned over their sexuality at times.
"This industry is crazy," Nore said in an interview. "I'm not saying this to imply that Loon is gay, but this business is crazy. This sh*t will drive you to some awkward place. A lot of people thought Pharrell was gay, now I ain't gonna lie to you. At times, some of his friends that he hung out with were suspect but this man is not gay. Pharrell is not gay, bro. He's actually one of the horniest people I've ever met...Hey, Kanye might not be gay. I'm telling you that I think he does that sh*t on purpose for attention and it works for him, and it works for him." (VladTV)
Rappers like Juelz Santana previously apologized and clarified gay comments he made earlier this year in reference to bloggers.
"As far as haters, for you to sit behind a computer and just give off hate, and I didn't mean it as far as potentially you being gay, it's just almost like a gay act," Santana explained. "It was really just for the haters...And when I mean gay, it's no offense to gay people once again, because I have gay people that work around me. I'm comfortable, I do my business with them...It's almost like saying you're acting like a b*tch...To anybody who took it to that offense, I'm truly sorry from the bottom of my heart." (World Star Hip Hop)
Def Jam's Rick Ross also apologized for making derogatory statements towards the gay community last winter.
"I heard I offended the homosexual community," Ross said. "I sincerely apologize to the people I've offended...And just to let the gay community know how sincere I am with my apologies, I'm offering and willing to do a record with an openly gay artist such as Curly, Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent...Even Elton John...Both two great gay artists...So now all the gays, we good. Peace." (YouTube)
Ross previously used his anti-50 campaign as a platform to label the G-Unit leader as a closet homosexual on various occasions.
"He's not straight, he's a f*g, he's gay, you know it, I know it" Ross said in an interview with Devi Dev. "Listen, we're not gonna waste time on Curly, he's a monkey, he can't dress...Do us the biggest favor, stop f*cking up those Dr. Dre beats." (Hard Knock TV)
Check out Nore's interview below: