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
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