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The Lauryn Hill Syndrome: We Rate The Antigay Lyrics Of Other Musicians

13. Mos Def and Talib Kweli, “RE: Definition,” 1998

“Cats who claimin’ they hard be mad fag/So I run through ‘em like flood water through sandbags…”

Not that it’s an excuse, but Mos Def was young when this came out, (before his solo breakthrough Black on Both Sides in 1999) and he’s done a lot of good work since and is socially active and all, and he can act! Using “fag” or “gay” this way in 2013 would just be tone-deaf and we don’t expect he would.

But still: 7/10 offensive