The discussion regarding homosexuality and hip hop has generally been looked at as the same as oil and water,, the two just don't mix.
Times have changed these days and while the mainstream has openly embraced gay and lesbian entertainers, hip hop has remained somewhat reluctant.
Frank Ocean made major waves a couple of months back when he revealed his first love was another man. Although he's technically a singer, he's part of the Odd Future crew known to drop quite a few derogatory remarks towards gays at any particular moment in a track,, which only made his revelation all the more unexpected.
Hip hop legend Snoop Dogg recently opened up about the subject of hip hop's shift in anti-gay tone.
'‘When I was growing up, you could never do that and announce that,’’ Snoop said of Ocean’s revelation. ‘‘There would be so much scrutiny and hate and negativity, and no one would step forward to support you because that’s what we were brainwashed and trained to know.’’
‘‘There might be some openly gay rappers in hip-hop that’s having success — for real. You never know. There might be someone right now that hasn’t pulled a Frank Ocean yet, that hasn’t jumped out of the closet to the living room to make that announcement.'’
You can check out what other industry veterans such as Raekwon, Ice-T and DMC had to say about the subject HERE.
So what's your take on the subject? Can you see an openly gay rapper being embraced by the hip hop community and it's fans??
Share your thoughts below!!