Snoop Dogg, er Lion, whatever, has his doubts that gays will ever be truly accepted in rap, though that prediction doesn’t echo his own feelings on the matter. Via The Guardian:
“I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies.” He looks round the room and laughs. “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.”
And even though Frank Ocean broke through despite his sexuality, Snoop thinks his case is a little different.
“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.”
There’s a joke in here about how you can really tell that Snoop isn’t authentic about his whole “Lion” thing because he’s too accepting of gays, but we don’t want to make it. Maybe we just did.