G-Unit leader 50 Cent has offered his take on the current same-sex marriage talk as of late, admitting he is fully behind a person’s right to choose who they wed.
In Fif’s perspective, same-sex relations have become a popular trend in recent years.
“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)
This week, “King of the South” T.I. also 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)
A few days ago, rap star Jay-Z publicly vouched his support.
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)
Despite the perceived positive effect of President Obama’s publicized stance, reports claim there could be negative results later on down the road.
A New York Times/CBS News poll released Monday night shows the possible political perils of President Obama’s recent announcement that he supports same-sex marriage. Most of those polled say the president’s position will not impact how they vote. But among those who say it will influence their choice, 26 percent said they are less likely to vote for Obama as a result, while 16 percent say they are more likely to. And in what is expected to be a tight race, “even a small shift in swing states could be costly.” (ABC News)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: