West Coast rap newcomer Kendrick Lamar recently tackled the controversial topic of gay marriage and said despite his own personal feelings, he has no problems with same-sex relationships.
At the end of the day, Lamar said he respects a person’s own lifestyle decisions and choices.
“I don’t give a f*ck about people doing what they gotta do. That’s your lifestyle,” Lamar said in an interview with DJ Drama. “People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it. … If you didn’t believe in Jesus I can’t knock you — you got your own beliefs and your own morals. I can’t help the way you was born if you was gay. And I can’t change that so do what you gotta do to be happy.” (Drama Like The DJ TV)
Around mid-May, G-Unit’s 50 Cent offered his take on the same-sex 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)
The self-proclaimed “King of the South” T.I. also recently revealed 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)
Rap mogul Jay-Z initially raised some eyebrows when he publicly weighed in on same-sex marriage last week.
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)
Check out Kendrick Lamar’s interview below: