Snoop Lion AKA Snoop Dogg can join Jeremy Irons in the despicable Anti-Gay Club For Jerks. When The Guardian asked Mr. Lion-Dogg what he thought of Frank Oceans’ coming out as a sign of progress in accepting homosexuality in the rap world, Mr. Lion said,
Frank Ocean ain’t no rapper. He’s a singer. It’s acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don’t know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine.
It’s like a football team. You can’t be in a locker room full of motherfucking tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’ You know, that’s going to be tough.
Oh my God. These are the exact stereotypes that keep gay rappers/football players/anyone in the closet and halt any kind of progress. What is so insane about the idea that someone can be both gay and masculine? Snoop, come on! You’ve probably met lots of masculine men who were gay and you didn’t even know it.
And the second part, the locker room analogy — I don’t even know where to begin. Again, it perpetuates the fear some straight men have that all gay men just want to hit on all straight men. Just because you have a group of men changing in a locker room and one or some of them are gay, does not mean that they are going to suddenly develop huge crushes on all of the straight men and make everyone uncomfortable. Changing in a locker room isn’t even a sexual thing! You’re the one who’s sexualizing it, Mr. Snoop Lion. You’re the one who’s bringing that into the equation.
Of course then he uses the classic, “I don’t hate gay people, I have gay friends” tactic:
I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies. Yeah, for real. People who were gay used to get beat up. It was cool to beat up on gay people back then. But in the 90s and 2000s, gay is a way of life. Just regular people with jobs. Now they are accepted, not classified. They just went through the same things we went through as black.
You’re still beating up on gay people; now you’re just doing it with your words and your attitude. If you think they’re “accepted” then why the hell can’t they be rappers?
You can listen to Snoop Lion’s new song he did with Miley Cyrus here. It’s pretty masculine.