Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Snoop Dogg says homosexuality may not 'ever be acceptable' in rap music despite R&B star Frank Ocean coming out as gay

Snoop Dogg may have recently come out in support of gay marriage, but he doesn’t seem to think the world is ready for gay rappers. The legendary hip-hop artist - who now also goes by Snoop Lion - was asked whether Frank Ocean's decision to come out as a gay artist would make it easier for others to follow suit.

Snoop responded by saying ‘Frank's a singer. It's acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don't know if it ever will be because rap is so masculine.’

'You can't be in a locker room full of mother******* tough-*** dudes, then all of a sudden say, "Hey, man, I like you." You know, that's going to be tough.'

His comments are poignant, considering the number of anti-gay remarks made by the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z in their music, which contradicts their supportive stance on LGBT rights. ' In the 90s and 2000s, gay is a way of life. Just regular people with jobs. Now they are accepted, not classified. They just went through the same things we went through as black.'

Last month, Snoop Dogg saw the release of his documentary Reincarnated at South By Southwest Festival, which follows his transition from gangsta rap legend to reggae star Snoop Lion. He brought out an album of the same name to coincide with the release of the film, now in selected UK cinemas.

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Sourced By Hanna Flint (DM)

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