Is Lil B Actually Gay? Trying To Bring The Truth Out (Get it “out” of the closet?)

So first on the topic we have other rappers reacting to Lil B “Gay” LP Title: reached out to various artists: Talib Kweli, Freddie Gibbs and destroyer Mike; to find out their reactions to the news.

“Immediately (upon hearing the hubbub) I’m like not that’s a !!in’ social experiment, if I’ve ever heard one,” Kweli told XXL. “Look I don’t care who you sleep with at the end of the day. I don’t care if Lil B’s gay or not. It doesn’t change my life in any way, but for him to name his album I’m Gay, issues such a challenge to his fans. I’m not sure if it’s brilliant or not but what he did with that, in one fell swoop was challenge every single bandwagon fan. Like are you really down with me or not. And me as an artist, I have no choice but to respect that. “

Gibbs, also a former XXL Freshman alum, sees it differently. “[The] Lil B !! was funny at first but now I feel like it’s just a bunch of white people laughing at a nicca, like a minstrel show. !! is wack. I ain’t dissin’ gays, if you gay that’s yo biz.”

Mike Bigga sees Lil B’s strategy behind it. “He’s a happy guy, Gay means happy,” the ATLien reminded readers. “It makes perfect sense to me. It’s a provocative, bold thing to me. That’s what B does. It’s not as shocking to me. From a social element . . . this just feels like knocking down walls and stereotypes, embracing controversy and flipping it. Bravo to him for being the next Madonna. I also don’t think Lil B could ever make some of the music that I make. If he’s rapping about (gay) lifestyle the whole album, no I probably wouldn’t want to hear it. If he’s rapping on some hip-hop !! and it’s a weird[..], weird Lil B album . . . I’d probably buy it like i I did his last (album) and have a little laugh.”

Regardless of the differences in opinion, one thing Kweli points out is that the rap world as a whole is becoming more accepting of different lifestyle choices as it continues to grow up, which as he implies, is a move in a more positive direction. “I’m happy to see young hip-hop heads move out of the homophobia,” he said. “Regardless of what your stance is on gay people, homophobia or the act and practice of it is extra wack.”  (shoutout XXL)

So far it sounds like no one knows if he is gay or it’s one big publicity stunt (ya know since hoes be on his dick and all) now let’s take a look at what GLAAD has to say because if this is a PR stunt I don’t think they will be so happy.

“While revealing the disc’s name during his performance over the weekend at Coachella, he explained that the statement doesn’t refer to his lifestyle; instead it has to do with the power – or lack thereof – of words. reached out toGLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, to get their opinion.”

GLAAD immediately disagreed. “As a lyricist, Lil B knows that words matter,” a spokesperson for the organization said. “Slurs have the power to fuel intolerance. We hope that Lil B’s album title is not just a gimmick, and is really a sincere attempt to be an ally. He has the platform and the voice. We hope he uses it in a positive way.’” (shoutout XXL)

So basically you better be gay or be ready to answer the media backlash…but I see what your doing I’ve written about you twice already this week so touche to you BasedGod.

About jaimlou

Manager of Publicity & Artists Relations at LULU COHEN MEDIA

Posted on April 19, 2011, in Blog, Exclusives, Insider, Really?. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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