Snoop Lion On Gays In Rap
Style Magazine Newswire | 4/8/2013, 11:25 a.m. | Updated on 4/8/2013, 11:25 a.m.
Rap godfather Snoop Dogg has been one of hip-hop’s biggest supporters when it comes to marriage equality in the country. However, just because he believes all Americans should have the right to marry whomever they choose, he doesn’t think homosexuality will ever be accepted in the world of hip-hop despite Frank Ocean coming out as bisexual.
During an interview with U.K.’s “The Guardian,” Snoop Dogg, now snoop Lion, was asked whether Frank Ocean admitting his sexual preference leaned towards men would help make it easier for other hip-hop artists to come out of the closet. Snoop responded, “Frank’s a singer. It’s acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don’t know if it ever will be because rap is so masculine. It’s like a football team. You can’t be in a locker room full of motherfking tough-a dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’ You know, that’s going to be tough.”
Snoop’s comments definitely illustrate the world of hip-hop. While plenty of rappers have come out in support of gay marriage, those very same rappers have put anti-homosexual subject matter into their rhymes. While those rappers claim to be in support of gay marriage because it’s the popular cause to take up at the moment, Snoop Dogg really does believe in marriage equality. “Satisfy yourself accordingly. I have no issues with nobody. I live for me and I live my life doing what I do, so you should have the right to do whatever you want to do.”
Is Snoop correct about hip-hop embracing homosexuality? Or is he just being shortsighted? Speak your thoughts.