Snoop Lion, the rap star formerly known as Snoop Dogg, says rap is not about to embrace gay rights.

In an interview with UK's The Guardian, Snoop, who has previously endorsed gay marriage, said he doesn't have “a problem with gay people.”

“I got some gay homies,” Snoop said. “Yeah, for real. People who were gay used to get beat up. It was cool to beat up on gay people back then. But 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.”

But when asked whether Franck Ocean's coming out is a sign of progress in the rap world, Snoop said that rap and gay don't mix.

“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. It's like a football team. You can't be in a locker room full of motherfucking tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, 'Hey, man, I like you.' You know, that's going to be tough.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)