News: Elton John Gives Jay-Z Props For Gay Marriage Stance: "I'm Going To Give Him The Biggest Hug" [Video]
Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 3:04PM
Music icon Elton John recently spoke on Jay-Z's open stance toward gay marriage and why he has a big hug waiting for him when they next meet up.
Elton said he respects Young Hov for waving his finger at people who discriminate against the gay community.
In an interview with MSNBC, Sir Elton John spoke on Jay-Z, who eloquently voiced his support for the legalization of gay marriage earlier this year. Elton expressed how important this was, especially coming from Jay-Z. "Jay-Z, who is probably the most respected African American artist, came out and said not only is it wrong to not have gay marriage, but any discrimination in life is wrong. It was an incredibly moving statement," Elton explained. "I take my hat off to him. I respect him so much for doing that. When I next see him, I'm going to give him the biggest hug." (Complex)
In May, Jay publicly vouched his support toward gay marriage.
Rapper Jay-Z on Monday threw his support behind President Barack Obama's stance on legalizing same-sex marriage. The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said not allowing gay marriage was "holding the country back," in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow. "What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That's their business. [It] is no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination plain and simple," Jay-Z, a longtime supporter of Obama, added. (My Fox DC)
G-Unit's 50 Cent recently spoke on the same-sex marriage debate.
"You know what? I think everybody should be happy," 50 said in an interview. "I think a fool is going to go against same-sex marriage at this point. The President...look how long it took him to say he's for same-sex marriage, you understand? Now, it's completely different -- It's obviously more socially accepted. In fact, if you ask women have they had female interactions and she responds, 'Yes,' it doesn't even feel not normal anymore. It's more common than not. ... I think I'm for it. If everyone else is for it, then hey, to each his own. I don't have a personal feeling towards it because I'm not involved in that lifestyle, but I want people to be happy. It just makes for everything to be better, everybody be comfortable and conveniently work together and do different things." (XXL Mag)
Over the spring, "King of the South" T.I. gave his stance on the controversial topic.
"Just to speak honestly and being frank, I don't care," the "Live Your Life" MC said about the non-stop debate on same-sex marriage when he appeared on Wednesday's "RapFix Live." "I think that if a matter doesn't affect your daily life, you shouldn't take a hard stand on it. If it's not something that directly affects you, if it doesn't affect you, what difference does it make to you what other people are doing with their lives?" (MTV)
Check out Elton John's interview below: