West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg has reportedly stood behind his belief in the hip-hop community feeling uneasy and not accepting the idea of an openly gay emcee in the culture.
Despite revelations like R&B singer Frank Ocean coming out about having feelings for men last summer, Snoop said he still cannot envision the same acceptance happening in rap.
“I don’t have a problem with it. It’s the mentality of the rap generation. The mentality of the rap generation is masculine. Macho,” Snoop explained in an interview. “That’s like having a football player playing in games, and all of a sudden at the end of the season he tells you, ‘Hey, you know I’m gay, guys. I like you, too.’ It’s a different feeling as opposed to saying it up front and early and you dealing with it.” (“Big Morning Buzz Live”)
Recently, Snoop shared a similar stance when asked about the openly gay rapper topic.
Snoop said we shouldn’t hold our breath, explaining “Frank Ocean ain’t no rapper. He’s a singer. It’s acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don’t know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine.” He continues, “It’s like a football team. You can’t be in a locker room full of motherf—-g tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’ You know, that’s going to be tough.” But Snoop made it clear — it’s the nature of the biz, not him — adding, “I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies.” (TMZ)
Fellow West Coast rapper Too $hort recently said he believes no one should be treated unfairly, especially potential rappers who have sex-same preferences.
And what does Too $hort think of the hip hop community still not accepting gay rappers? “I just feel like at this point in time we should allow gay people to get married, we should not ridicule anyone who comes out, just go with it, it’s just a lifestyle,” Too $hort said. “Plus I feel like if somebody- all these upstanding people who are like ‘no its bad’ -if we went in their closets oh my god….” he exclaimed. (Pop Stop TV)
Last week, Grammy-winning singer T-Pain also spoke out in defense of same-sex relations.
After his assistant was bullied online, rapper T-Pain dissed the haters with a tweet reminding everyone that gay men don’t lust after every single guy in the world. “Attention homophobic idiots: if you’re not attractive to straight women, you’re probably not attractive to gay men. You can unclench now,” T-Pain posted on Twitter. “Just see a lot of ppl lookin at my assistant like ‘oh no better not go that way. That guy wants my butt.’ Don’t be an idiot. Ur still fugly.” (New Now Next)