Says, “Be gay and be proud”
For years we’ve heard rumors of popular closeted gay rappers. Although tons of people have hinted that some of your favorite emcees might be gay – no one’s ever been outed.
The Game, a Compton based rapper, thinks it’s time for a change.
The Game explains:
I think there are several rappers that are in the closet and gay, and see those are the type of gay people–the only type of gay people that I have a problem with. I don’t have a problem with gay people. Like, Beyonce should’ve said, ‘Who run the world? Gays,’ because they’re everywhere.
Be gay, you can do that. Game don’t have a problem with gay people. Game has a problem with people that are pretending not to be gay and are gay because the number one issue with that is that you could be fooling somebody and you could give them AIDS and they can die and so that in the closet s– is real scary.
So, we’ve got to get into the real seriousness of it and it’s just not fair to other people. Then that shit spreads because that girl that you might be fooling might leave you and go find another dude who ain’t gay and give him the disease. And he goes and cheats on her, so it’s an ongoing thing. So it’s ain’t cool to be in the closet. If you gay, just say you gay. Be gay and be proud.
Hip-hop is notoriously hyper-masculine and doesn’t seem to be a place for an openly gay rapper to succeed right now. Would an openly gay rapper sell as much as a perceived heterosexual one? I think we know the answer to that question, so I can definitely understand why some of our rappers would be mum about their sexual orientation.