Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has taken note of Odd Future singer Frank Ocean‘s bisexuality and name-checked him on the new “Turn On The Lights” remix.
On the record, Weezy F. Baby uses Ocean as a contrast to his heterosexaulity.
There’s a new way of declaring “no homo” before complimenting another dude’s ridiculous abs or quipping that homie’s butt sags in JNCO jeans. His name is Frank Ocean. Lil Wayne has reduced the Odd Future crooner and sexually explorative breakthrough R&B star to a questionably homophobic slang on his latest track, a remix of Future’s “Turn on the Lights.” Instead of yelling “no homo,” Wayne claims “no Frank Ocean” when his sexual orientation’s threatened. And just so there’s no confusion, Weezy also admits on the track that he eats “p*ssy for breakfast.” The “Turn on the Lights” remix surfaced earlier this morning, about two weeks after the Young Money Cash Money capo dropped his latest mixtape, Dedication 4. On “Lights,” Wayne raps, “Tell her I skate/I ain’t got no worries/No Frank Ocean, I’m straight,” replacing his once-ubiquitous “no homo” phrase with an unnecessary personal jab. (Miami New Times)
Although it could be perceived as a jab, Wayne appears to simply substitute “No homo” with Frank Ocean’s name.
In his remix to Future’s “Turn On the Lights,” Weezy F. cracks a joke about the Odd Future Wolf Gang singer’s sexuality. In the line, Wayne flips the “No homo” phrase popularized by Cam’ron, rapping “No Frank Ocean, I’m straight.” “Tell her I skate/I ain’t got no worries/No Frank Ocean, I’m straight,” he raps. (HHDX)
In 2010, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj talked about embracing her gay fan base and Wayne attracting more straight fans to his shows.
“Obviously, the majority of the men in hip-hop don’t want you to think they’re gay. That’s just the reality of it,” Minaj says. “I’m a woman, so I have a lot more flexibility. And I don’t lose credibility in any way if I say I think girls are dope and sexy…Normally, Wayne probably wouldn’t have gay guys coming to see his shows much, but they’re definitely a big part of my movement, and I hope they’d still come out and see me…I think that will be really, really interesting, just to start bridging that gap. We’ll see.” (Out)
Recently, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller stood behind Ocean coming out on Independence Day.
Mac continued to salute Frank Ocean for speaking on his sexuality back on July 4. “I think it was the dopest shit anyone’s done this year,” Mac Miller said. “Him coming out and being gay was cool as f*ck. Because it was like alright… No one’s done that sh*t before. That’s like risky as hell. And I’m sure there’s a lot of people who could, but he made the illest music and then said that and people were like, ‘Okay. Whatever. It doesn’t matter. … I am just curious as if he would have came out like that from the start, what would it be like. But I’m glad it happened. I think it was dope. That was legendary.” (Billboard)
Check out “Turn On The Lights” remix below: