“I’m very gay, but I love women.”
Here’s a question: how many gay rappers can you name? … Can’t think of any? Maybe that’s because homosexuality in rap music has long been the ultimate taboo, with the large majority of rap stars trumpeting their heterosexual prowess while often using gay slurs as put downs. But not Lil B. The hip hop star has started a fire-storm within the rap world after announcing his next album will be called ‘I’m Gay.’
Lil B, 23, is receiving death threats after announcing the controversial name of his next album at last week’s Coachella music festival in California.
“People been hitting me up like, ‘I’m gonna bash your head in,’ ‘you f—-t,’ ‘I’m gonna kill you,’ ” he told MTV News. “A lot of my supporters have turned on me. It’s been a few supporters that’s saying, ‘I’m not gonna rock with you anymore.'”
The rapper says the name of his new album (which has been questioned by many, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, as perhaps just a publicity stunt) is a result of his affinity for the gay and lesbian community.
It also hinges on his smart-ass use of the word’s out-dated definition of “happy.”
“I’m very gay, but I love women,” he said. “I’m not attracted to men in any way. I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy. I’m a gay, heterosexual male.”
“I’m not gonna stop, and I’m not scared of anybody on earth,” he said. “That’s why I [titled the album ‘I’m Gay’], and nobody gonna stop me.”