We’ve never been big fans of the whole “what people do in the privacy of their homes” argument, but there’s no denying Beyoncé’s babydaddy has an influencial voice in the African-American and hip-hop-listening communities. Last night on CNN, Jay-Z spoke, among other things, about his support for President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality.
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple… I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not—again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.”
We’re right there with you Jay. The only problem, as a commenter on Buzzfeed pointed out, is all the homophobic rhetoric in your lyrics. (Has he recanted that stuff? We’re not up on the latest doings in the rap world.)
Here’s a sample:
“Faggots wanna talk to Po-Po’s, smoke em like cocoa” —Nigga What, Nigga Who
“’…cause faggots hate when you getting money like athletes” — Heart of the City
“Too many faggot niggas clocking my spending/Exercising your gay-like minds like Richard Simmons” —22 Two’s
“It’s crazy how you can go from being Joe Blow/to everybody on your dick, no homo” —Run This Town
“You’s the fag model for Karl Kani/Esco ads” —Takeover
There’s also the story about how Jay bitched out Chelsea Handler’s gay pals backstage at Coachella in 2010, asking “Why are all the faggots here?”
Sorry, what’s holding the country back?
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