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WATCH: Rapper 5ive Star Takes A Queer Turn In “What They Say”

Okay, we’re calling it: 2012 is officially hip-hop’s queerest year ever, what with Frank Ocean, Azealia Banks, Big Dipper and others, not to mention gay friendly artists like Murs and Adair Lion putting out great inclusive work over the last few months.

Now, the latest: Florida’s 5ive Star. The video for the 25-year-old straight spoken-word artist’s new single, “What they Say,” is full of gay couples and butch models and reviewers call the song  “a unification of rock, pop, hip-hop and soul.” We have to admit, it’s pretty awesome—and you can’t argue with the message.

By:           Benji Douglas
On:           Aug 10, 2012
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  • 5 Comments
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      I wish someone would explain to me: what is with hip-hop artists and their genitalia? are they afraid that their testicles will somehow fall down the pant leg of those saggy-ass jeans? I just don’t get the constant crotch grabbing and arm crossing.

      Aug 10, 2012 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LandStander
      LandStander

      This song is not called “What they say” ….

      Read the title from the video, it says

      “What They Think (Official HD Video)”

      Aug 10, 2012 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael Preston
      Michael Preston

      More power to him.. What a powerful messsage.. ‘BE YOU’ at the end of the video; I’m so glad to see something positive in rap :) I’m so sick and tired of seeing rap artists talk about killing cops; beating girls; calling each other “N” and just totally disrespecitng themselves and everyone else around them. FIVE STAR took a brave step in presenting a positive video about self expression and the fact that people should be PROUD of WHO THEY ARE.. and not to give a damn about what other people say… Thank you for including the Gay perspective in your video… MUCH SUCCESS.

      Aug 10, 2012 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      Not the best track – not a fan of redundant hooks

      But it’s appreciated.

      Aug 11, 2012 at 3:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • What the f**k
      What the f**k

      Queerty,you’re perspective on hip hop by gay artists is tasteless enough to be dangerous.Don’t bother addressing the genre at all because if I thought that the crap you promote continually was all there was to hip hop by gay artists….I’d be clutching my pearls. ENOUGH!

      Aug 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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