News: NORE Refuses To Out Gay Emcee, "I'm Positive I've Worked W/ A Gay Rapper" [Video]
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 1:30PM
CNN's Nore recently spoke on the presence of homosexual rappers in hip-hop and revealed having worked with at least one in the past.
Nore also made accusations of a successful gay rapper within today's music industry.
"The gay community is here," Nore said in an interview. "It's not secretive. When you're in the industry and the minute you make a certain amount of money, you cannot avoid it...And the craziest thing in the world is you get used to it...They don't bother you, son, most gay men don't like straight guys...I have recorded, not with people who are openly gay, but people who are closet gays. I've got songs, you know, Google it. I'm positive I have worked with a gay rapper. I didn't know [beforehand] but when I found out, I didn't jump off a diving board into a pool full of sharks. It is what it is...I'm sure my sexuality messing with b*tches does not make them mad...There is [a successful gay rapper out now] and he won't get me to say the name. Once he's a success story to the point where he can't be stopped, then yeah, he's gonna come out the closet...It's not a big secret, everybody is gonna be like, 'Oh yeah, I knew that.'" (Vlad TV)
Juelz Santana previously apologized and clarified gay comments he made earlier this year.
"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)
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: