Sunday, April 7, 2013 4:38am ET by Pressparty
Being gay will never be "acceptable" in rap says Snoop Lion
Snoop Lion has told The Guardian that the masculine approach in rap music acts as an obstacle when it comes to making being gay "acceptable".
Speaking about Frank Ocean's recent coming out as bisexual, 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."
Revealing his own thoughts on the matter, meanwhile, he said: "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."
Listen to 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks' by Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus below: