Snoop Dogg got “One Love” for the gays but he doesn’t think hip-hop culture will rock with an openly gay rapper.
Via Daily Mail reports:
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 he ‘doesn’t know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine.’
Speaking to The Guardian, Snoop Dogg explained: ‘It’s like a football team.’
‘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.
But last week, the Gin & Juice rapper spoke of his support of people’s choices to marry who they want to The Huffington Post: ‘People can do what they want and as they please.’
‘Satisfy yourself accordingly. I have no issues with nobody. I live for me and I live my life doing what I do, so you should have the right to do whatever you want to do.’
Despite his suggestion that homosexuality and rap music are not quite compatible yet, the rapper-turned-reggae star wanted to make it clear that he ‘doesn’t have a problem with gay people.’
‘I got some gay homies.’ He told The Guardian. ‘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.’
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.
We don’t know about this one. If a rapper were to take the same route that Frank Ocean took and come out after already winning the people over musically, it might just work. What do you think?