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WATCH: Are Frank Ocean and Macklemore Using the “Gay Agenda” For Popularity? Rapper Rugged Man Thinks So

Rapper Rugged Man (yeah, we’ve never heard of him either) recently gave an interview to VladTV in which he takes on the more recent gay-friendliness in hip hop, from openly bisexual Frank Ocean to straight ally Macklemore. With the “blaccent” on full blast, the struggle rapper raises a number of…”interesting” points while dripping in casual homophobia with a side of sour grapes. Check out these gems:

On the music industry and gays: “A big percentage of media and the entertainment industry is run by the homosexual community.”

On the recent successes of Frank Ocean and Macklemore: “They’re smart, saying ‘I’m gonna campaign for homosexuality.’”

On the support of gay rights in hip hop: “Right now, it’s the popular, move your career forward thing to do.”

There’s also some real gems about the industry’s push to “feminize” black men by pushing gay rights forward and a whole bunch of other stuff that is good for a few laughs.  No word on the other side of the coin, which is the rampant homophobia still being exhibited to this day in hip hop.

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  • QJ201

    fuck him
    Mackelmore has repeatedly discussed that he a gay uncle that helped raise him.

  • niles

    He might have somewhat of a point if he wasn’t obviously being homophobic.

  • Cam

    Closet Case.

  • Pistolo

    I go ballistic every single time someone says the gay community “runs” Hollywood. We populate a lot of the entertainment industry, we’re employed in it, but the industry still panders almost 100% TO STRAIGHT MALES and a lot of the biggest decision-makers are straight males. How dare anyone claim that gay people are in anyway powerful enough in this society to intimidate people into subscribing to our cause when we can’t even get people to vote for gay marriage in most states?!

  • the other Greg

    There seems to be a typo here – you left the D off of Drugged Man?

  • boring

    Dude co-wrote the movie Bad Biology with Frank Henenlotter, you know what that makes him? Forgiven.

    Anyone who says big media is run by fill-in-the-blank community is a fucking dummy, but goddamn, Frank Henenlotter is the shit. Dude directed Frankenhooker. FRANKENHOOKER, Goddamn it.

  • Dxley

    Greg nailed it :D

  • boring

    @jeff4justice: Frank Ocean is a part of Odd Future, along with their lesbian DJ Syd Tha Kyd. Regardless of the language Tyler, the Creator uses, there is an undeniable LGBT presence in the collective.

    You being weirded out that Frank Ocean is opening for a person from a group of which he is a MEMBER of is hilarious, though.

  • jimbryant

    I agree with Rugged Man’s claim that the music industry is manipulating gay men. However, it’s not Macklemore or Frank Ocean doing the manipulating. Rather, it’s Madonna, Britney, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry etc. These women claim to support gay rights but their image is based on selling lesbianism to straight guys.

    These women are basically selling to straight guys by using gay men as a cover. We’re being used.

  • stranded

    I’m a cynic and i always judge people’s intentions. So rugged man kind of hit a few points i was suspecting about Macklemore(i can’t say i follow Frank Ocean too much)and the whole gay-friendly approach stance on music artists. I don’t think it’s necessarily bad or that it’s pure show to push sales. It’s important to be aware of it, but we shouldn’t judge it too harshly either. There’s a lot of grey in the world. So let some artist capitalize on gay-culture, but by commercializing it, they help us in being accepted and being treated equal under the law.

  • jeff4justice

    @boring: Oh snap, I stand corrected by not knowing who Odd Future or OFWGKTA was. I must have missed their smash single on Billboard or any top new music countdown lists. I’ll start committing all of their names to memory right after I finish remembering all the names in Wu-Tang Clan, Super Heavy, and We Are The World 25 For Haiti.

    Perhaps Tyler and Frank are today’s Elton and Eminem. No hetero.

  • Gigi Gee

    This has to be a joke, right? The logo looks like a ripoff from MadTV.
    The dude looks like a downmarket Ali G. The shit he’s spewing is so sad it’s funny. I couldn’t watch most of it. Did he make any cogent points?

  • RandallSM

    I couldn’t give three less fucks about these idiots if Colby Keller had his tongue up my ass. I just want to reiterate that QUEERTY actually used the word “blaccent.” Holy shit, I had no idea that was even a word. Blaccent. Kinda warmed-up to it for a hot minute, but, no. You fucking suck hippo-dick, QUEERTY!

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