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Snoop Dogg Lights One Up In Support Of Gay Rappers

People are learning how to live and get along more, and accept people for who they are and not bash them or hurt them because they’re different….When I was growing up, you could never do that and announce that. There would be so much scrutiny and hate and negativity, and no one would step (forward) to support you because that’s what we were brainwashed and trained to know….There might be some openly gay rappers in hip-hop that’s having success – for real. You never know. There might be some(one) right now that hasn’t pulled a Frank Ocean yet, that hasn’t jumped out of the closet to the living room to make that announcement.”

The Doggfather, Snoop D-O-Double-Gizzle, aka Snoop Lion, on Frank Ocean‘s coming-out and hip-hop’s slow road to acceptance of homosexuality, via Huff Po

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19 Comments

  • Kev C

    And the KKK was never about racism. They might even have some closeted blacks in the KKK. You never know.

  • kayakriver

    Snoop’s support is appreciated. But hip hop/rap has always been anti-gay and misogynist, so it’s really hard to expect acceptance from them or think that’s gonna happen. It’s almost like expecting that the KKK would start accepting black people, or the nazi party would start accepting jews someday along the line. Well, who knows… The tide is turning.

  • Charlie in Charge

    Much praise to Snoop Dogg for his words.

  • EdWoody

    His heart’s in the right place, but his words are a little confused.

    “There might be some openly gay rappers in hip-hop that’s having success – for real. You never know.” Well then they can’t be openly gay, can they? Or else we would know.

  • Cee

    @kayakriver: I don’t agree with your statement because it seems like more and more artists and people in the hip hop community are speaking out in support of gays. Snoop Dogg is not the first. Fat Joe spoke out a while ago and then Game spoke out. Game used to be in a gang. He’s shot at people. Probably killed some people I’m guessing by some of his tattoos and now he is speaking out in support of gays. He would have never done that back in the day. People are evolving. Snoop was in a gang too and now he’s speaking out in support of gay rappers. This is BIG. I wish gay people wouldn’t be so nonchalant about it. These rappers are people that gays feared. They are the people that would have called you a faggot and bullied you in school. And all you really wanted from them was acceptance. Well now they’re giving it to you.

  • hephaestion

    Thank you, Snoop. Things ARE changing, if too slowly.

  • KARUADAM

    Snoope, Dogge babe I love you and specialy Dr, Dre. Hay Hay I am gay and I love Dr, Dre.

  • KARUADAM

    @Kev C: Hahahah that is really funny man. Ho yes the new virsion of the KKK is the “the shit party Ooops tea” fuck you all white ass Christian.

  • Kev C

    @KARUADAM: Rap music is violent hate music. Just hearing rap music causes me flashbacks of violence and fight-or-flight response.

  • Kev C

    @KARUADAM: I flagged your insulting comment. I hope one day you meet the KKK and they do to you what black homophobes did do to me. Then we’ll see who’s laughing, mofuka.

  • Papi Balenciaga

    @Kev C: It’s time for you to get over it and move on.. Sounds to me that you hate an entire group of people based on the actions of a few.

  • Kev C

    @Papi Balenciaga: Everyone knows rap music is violent and homophobic. Be a man and stand up against it. Stand up for what is right and stop making excuses for it. Stop cowering in fear because you’re afraid of being called a racist. Do you know what I think you are? A cowardly sociopath. A person who is incapable of empathy or courage. Don’t tell me what do to, cowardly little sociopath.

  • Kev C

    Everyone knows rap music is violent and homophobic. Be a man and stand up against it. Stand up for what is right and stop making excuses for it. Stop cowering in fear because you’re afraid of being called a r@cist. Do you know what I think you are? A cowardly sociopath. A person who is incapable of empathy or courage. Don’t tell me what do to, cowardly little sociopath.

  • Avenger

    @Kev C: I hope that ass whoppin’ you got was slow and torturous and that you STILL feel the pain of it. LOL

  • Kev C

    @Avenger: Dude, maybe if you were beaten or stabbed a bunch of times, you might have a greater understanding and respect. Do you think you could do that for me? And this Papi moron thinks you can turn PTSD off. Hey dude, jus ferget it.

  • CM79

    @Kev C: You expect sympathy and understanding after you came into this thread being an a-hole; making all sorts of obnoxious and prejudiced pronouncements? Ha. Sometimes it’s hard to feel sorry for some people when life deals them a backhand. If your offline personality is anything like your online personality, then maybe it was karma that caught up with you.

  • Kev C

    @CM79: The only bigot here is you heartless, brainless, courageless sociopath brats. That’s all you are is a brat. A worthless subhuman brat without a soul.

  • JonahEastCoast

    Thanks Snoop! You have to imagine the sentences punctuated by drags from a blunt. This guy is CHILL. There’s what you could call institutionalize homophobia in hiphop, also reggae which he has just transitioned to but also professional sports and a lot of other boys’ clubs. I’m a gay stoner and appreciator of Snoop and I am feeling the love. I enjoy people that speak naturally about cannabis and gay rights and neither will be controversial sooner than we think.

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