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Resurfaced tweets out T-Pain as — drumroll, please — as a gay ally!

Not everyone is haunted by a history of homophobic tweets, Kevin Hart. Tweets that T-Pain posted way back in 2013 have been making the rounds online, reminding us that he’s been repping his gay brethren for years.

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Even better, the “Buy U a Drank” singer ranted about homophobia in hip-hop for six full minutes during a 2014 interview with VladTV.

“I don’t think urban music or anything is getting more gay-friendly. If that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs,” he said at the time, referencing Ocean’s Tumblr post disclosing his romantic feelings for a man.

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“I know n—rs that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the f—king song, and that’s so terrible to me, man,” T-Pain continued. “Like, he was on the Watch the Throne album before he came out, and then when he came out, it’s like he can’t get in the studio with Jay and Kanye right now. It’s so f—king terrible. … It’s in his f—king genes. It’s not a f—king choice. The man came out like that, and you can’t just f—king disown this man because he’s living a certain life that you don’t f—king approve of because somebody told you not to approve of it.”

T-Pain may not be a perfect ally — he occasionally slips into stereotypes and generalizations about gay men during that interview — but at least he was “someone on the right side of history,” to quote Gawker’s Rich Juzwiak, back before it was “cool.” T-Pain, we’ll buy U a drank.