WATCH: Texas Rapper Adair Lion Releases MJ-Inspired “Gay Is Okay”


Adair Lion is a rapper on the underground scene in Texas, where he’s been making waves with both his style of music and his unusual message.

“Gay Is Okay,”  Adair’s first single off his album-length homage to Michael Jackson,  Michael & Me, samples “Ben,” the King of Pop’s early solo hit—and imparts a message of positivity for the gay community. “It doesn’t just get better, it gets awesome, homie,” the long-haired artist sings. “What I mean is I just wanna see you blossom, homie.”

Adair, who is straight, hopes that “Gay is Okay” will help hip-hop fans and members of the industry be more tolerant. He even has a word to the wise for playas looking to get with the ladies: “The hottest chicks/got a gay in their clique— remember that.”

Not exactly Martin Luther King, but he makes a good point.

Michael & Me drops on June 25, the third anniversary of Jackson’s death. Photo: Marcos Gurrola Photography



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  • Danny Ray

    Great Job Adair Lion! I hope that you really go far in your career! Nicely done guy!!!

  • AP

    When he started rapping I was going to say that I had no idea dude from Apocalypto had a flow so cold. Then I was questioning when between UGK and Slim Thug the underground hip hop scene moved to gated communities in the suburbs.

    …then the song caught my attention. It warmed my heart. Not in that try-hard way some straight bro’s do but in a nice kind of cool respectful way. I hope he blows up, and not in a niche way because of this. Lovely.

  • Codswallop

    I’m glad he did the song and the video is nice but isn’t it kind of odd he did this as part of a Michael Jackson tribute when MJ vehemently denied he was gay?

  • Sebizzar

    I left a pretty long comment on that! Loved everything about it. He deserves more recognition & respect just for this, hope he makes it big!!

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