The Guardian asked Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg what he thought about Frank Ocean coming out and would people being gay be accepted in the rap world, which is not to be confused with hip-hop. The rapper believes that rap and being gay does not mix. Is the rapper saying what other rappers are not bold enough to say? Although Snoop is an avid supporter of marriage equality, he still thinks that being gay in the rap world is still a touchy and super taboo subject.
He adds, “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.” He goes on to say, “It’s like a football team. You can’t be in a locker room full of motherf—-g tough-a**dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’ You know, that’s going to be tough.”
Snoop said that the issues does not lie with Ocean. The problem lies within the industry and its standards. He said, “I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies.” Ocean opened up about his first encounter with a man last year. In his blog he wrote, “In the last year or 3 I’ve screamed at my creator, screamed at the clouds in the sky, for some explanation. Mercy maybe. For peace of mind to rain like manna somehow.4 summer ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost… Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping.”
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