The hip hop world isn’t exactly known for being gay-friendly, what with the frequent homophobic rhymes and someone like 50 Cent going as far as to joke, “I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding” on Twitter. So it was a pretty bold move when rapper Lil B announced last week that his new album will be called I’m Gay. He explained to MTV News that the title is meant to be supportive of the LGBT community. “I’m very gay, but I love women. 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,” he said. “I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it.”
His fans, however, aren’t so thrilled. Lil B says that he is getting a lot of opposition. “People been hitting me up like, ‘I’m gonna bash your head in,’ ‘you faggot,’ ‘I’m gonna kill you,’” he said. “A lot of my supporters have turned on me.”
So sad. But maybe he’ll get some new fans here? After all, Lady Gaga has said that it was the gay community that made her a superstar. Just sayin’.