Lil B, Un-Gay Rapper, Releases CD Titled I’m Gay Thinks You’re Just Swell, Receives Death Threats, Shrugs Them Off.

West Coast rapper Lil B has a new record. It’s called I’m Gay (I’m Happy). And no, he’s not gay. He just wants to prove, as he said recently at Coachella, that “words don’t mean shit.”

Of course, they do too mean shit. But he just masterfully pulled a vintage punk rock stunt and confused the conversation about cheeky marketing ploys versus having a real agenda for change. And ultimately the correct answer to the confusion is most likely “all of the above” because now he gets to cause trouble and make you learn his name and sell that product all at once. And he’s doing so not by the same old hip hop means of getting arrested for carrying a concealed weapon or calling another rapper a faggot, but by bucking hip hop convention. This, as you might imagine, annoys some of his more literal-minded fans.

Not that the man cares.

“I’m not gonna stop and I’m not scared of anybody on earth,” he was quoted as saying to MTV News. “That’s why I [titled the album I’m Gay] and nobody gonna stop me.”


“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,” he said. “I’m a gay, heterosexual male.”

“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.”

“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. That’s fine, because you know what? They didn’t love me for real anyway.”

“One-hundred years later, people gonna thank me, because people are going to be free. And that’s the main thing. Even if it’s one percent of the people that listen to me and are gonna be free, that’s better than none. That’s better than not speaking up at all … and I spoke up and I did it.”

Now let’s see Lil B really go for it and take a nonconformist, gender-rebellious “Sissy Bounce” (the New Orleans-based version of freaky gay hip hop) artist like  Big Freedia on tour as an opening act. Or any number of other queer MCs like Last Offence (one of a handful mentioned here). That would be excellent.

Meanwhile, representing the East Coast, hip-hop legend Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. is on his own anti-homophobia crusade and has just participated in a video shoot for the NO H8 Campaign.

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  • Hector

    It’s cool to see some rappers who are not idiots

  • Riker

    See? After all the negativity being spewed about the black community over the last few weeks (much of it well-deserved), its nice to see a part of it trying to change that attitude of homophobia.

  • Jeffree

    It takes a big man*, like Lil B, to stand up for what’s right.

    *”person” or “human” can be substituted there, for those who wish to be politically corrective.

  • Bab


    Have you even heard one of his “tracks”?

    This jerk sings senseless misogynic crap. Endorsing gays doesn’t make him an hero, that makes him an attention seeking dbag.

    Go endorse some other cause, you jerk.

  • Rocky

    @Riker: Blow me-bigot!

  • Interesting

    So where are the bigots on the blog like Adam Real and his little group of racists? Its interesting that they are not here posting along this thread about a positive aspect of the black community. In fact, he is posting along a thread about some football player coming out against marriage equality. It just goes to show that this site needs some serious moderation because the bigots are going to turn a lot of people off.

  • Jeffree

    @Interesting: what was your comment about the article? I must have missed it IAG.

  • Interesting

    @Jeffree: @Jeffree:

    I wrote:

    “…posting along this thread about a positive aspect of the black community. ”

    YOu said

    “what was your comment about the article?”

    because you didn’t like me pointing out this

    ” 11 · TheRealAdam

    That black Americans are now at the forefront in trying to deny civil equality to fellow citizens is just too, too much.

    I love it.

    So will history.”

  • Interesting

    @Jeffree: and in another thread

    “No. 4 · TheRealAdam

    @Adam: It would be great if it received as much attention as Precious, but since this is about a lesbian, it probably won’t happen. Oprah, Mariah, Ellen, etc. need to get behind this movie just like they did Precious, or else they are homophobic.
    Posted: Jun 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm · @Reply · [Flag?] ”

    Even a positive is turned into a negative.

  • Jeffree

    Good luck “Interesting” — You’re not commenting on Lil B (I did), you’re trolling If you’re trying to debate someone, try doing it on a thread where they post.

    Sockpuppet much, IAG?

  • Interesting

    @Jeffree: You complained when my name was IAG. You said that I was attacking gays, remember?

    I changed it so that you couldn’t use that as excuse. Or don’t you remember using the screen name as an excuse to attack me?

    Now you are complaining because I changed the name. One suspects that the point is to attack me rather than there any substance to the attack. Unlike you and others, I am not trying to hide my screen name.

    By the way- You also claimed that I said nothing about the article. I quoted where I actually said the article is positive. Did you not read the first couple lines of my post?

    Rather than responding to admit you were wrong, you changed the subject. Again, one may almost suspect you are just making up excuses to attack me.

    I showed some of your comments and the others to a white friend of mine. He said that you are out and out bigots and not worth the time. I agree. I wasn’t talking to you here Jefree. I was talking to Rocky in response to his frustration over reading the bigotted comment.

    What’s also interesting to me by the way is that you and others claimed that Rocky, etc is a sock puppet, but yet, you seem to know that this screen name is, but not that ROcky isn’t. Again, one would almost suspect the point is to attack me.

  • Jeffree

    @Interesting. You changed your name, [good idea!], but you’re still using the same “concern troll”* tactics: misdirection, multiple longwinded posts, accusation, threadjacking, & illogic. Please check out my advice to you in #13, it was very clear.

    *you can look up the taxonomy of trolls yourself.

  • Kev C

    It would be funny if all his raps were filled with reverse sexual innuendos:
    I’m gay (I’m happy)
    I’m horny (I have a car horn)
    I like big booties (I like big shoes)
    She has big knockers (door knockers)
    I suck fags (I smoke cigarettes)

  • Riker

    @Rocky: Sorry, you’re not my type.

  • Interesting

    @Jeffree: You complain that I say nothing about the article. I quote where I do. In fact, what I do is to support Rocky by pointing out that the bigots love bad things about the black community as the other article demonstrates. Do you admit that context? No. You move on to the next attack.

    You complain about my screen name change. Not once. But twice. Neither time do you mention your part in the screen name change even after I provide that context. No, you just move on the next attack.

    I get it. I say things that you don’t like. Guess what. Its a free world. You don’t have to respond. You don’t have to like it. I am okay with that. In fact, one has to ask- why are you responding? A debate takes two. I was responding to Rocky- what has that got to do with you? Somehow , in your mind- you think it does.

    I want Rocky to know that he has someone who gets what he means. End of story. The debate occurred because you did not like me saying something. Tough.

  • Rocky

    @Riker: No, I’m probably not because your type probably wears a sheet over their head. You and a whole lot of other people on here are just as racist and just as bigoted as the people that are preventing the gay community as a whole from being treated as every other American. You cannot fight hate with hate. And, this website flames the fires for such blatant disrespectful and racist comments I’ve ever heard in my entire adult life. The gay black and latin community not only have to fight or worry about being treated as equals by the straight world but also as equals by the gay white world. I’ve never been so offended by the crap that I’ve read on here. And again I may not be your type but you can still BITE ME!

  • Rocky

    Oh, I forgot to add the bigot part. [email protected] Racist!

  • Rocky

    @Riker: And, its funny how you didn’t even deny being a bigot (but you responded to me by saying, “I’m not your type”)which speaks volumes about your character and how much of a bigot and a racist you really are.

  • Marc Freden

    It is not so much a red banner day as a rainbow flag moment. Gays the world over should not be discriminated against, so says the United Nations in an historic moment, adopting a resolution supporting equal rights for gays. Did you hear that “Faggot” slurring sports stars and, yes, I am talking to you Tracey Morgan for whom this must be a bit of a ‘stab in the heart’. But it is not just the law of the land, it is the understanding of the world. So if the United Nations can understand and facilitate such understanding…what is still wrong with this united nation known as the United States. Just how can we stand by the UN resolution without fully understanding the hypocrisy that still permeates this United…or not so united…States. We still have discrimination in the armed forces. (Sure, sure, committee after committee has to still weigh in on the ridding of DADT. Until then where are we?) Gay Weddings? Good for some in some states…intolerable to others in most states. This is simple discrimination. Let us learn from the resolution and have some truth in advertising for once. If we want to call ourselves the United States…can’t we just be United? Really!?!

  • TanyaHyde

    Another example of the rampant homophobia found in the black community!

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