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NBA Legend Magic Johnson To Organize Rappers To Unite Against Homophobia, HIV/AIDS

(AllHipHop News) NBA legend Magic Johnson is planning to tackle the issue of homophobia and HIV/AIDS within the Hip-Hop community.

Magic recently marked the 20th anniversary of his announcement that he was HIV positive, along with his retirement from the NBA, which occurred in 1991.

Magic is planning on creating a coalition that will engage rappers to speak out against homophobia and discrimination against gays.

But the main focus of the coalition will be to raise the level of awareness and to break down the stereotypes
about HIV/AIDS.

“What we’re trying to do is reach out to the Hip-Hop community because they have power — power with their voice, power with that mic in their hand and power with the lyrics that they sing,” Magic Johnson told The Huffington Post.

Magic said that he was closely associated with a number of top artists and executives within the Hip-Hop community and those individuals are involved in the early stages of the new organization.

Magic refused to reveal the names of the artists, but he confirmed that “five or six” stars are aligning with the new initiative.

Magic is planning to utilize the collective fan bases of the rap stars to help spread a positive message.

“We’re going to come out next year with everybody and we’ll have a nice big press conference and what we’re going to do, what our plan is, because it’s so important that we rally — not just them, either,” Magic said. “I need the Hip-Hop community but I also need the basketball players and football players. We need a little bit of everybody, so that’s what we’re working on now.”

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  • AugustusPaulo

    The death of hip hop continues , the emasculation of the black man is in effect . 

    • amen

    • Deej_Malik

      how exactly? I really struggle to understand how promoting tolerance to another group emasculates black men.  I don’t know about you but I have more faith black consciousness than to think we can only handle/ understand one  of two default positions, either “f*** that/them/this I hate him/ her/ it /those’ or “hell yeah I wanna be that”. For the record I’m a straight black man whose wife gave birth to my first child two weeks ago, I just feel there are too many genuine places we need to direct our anger at (the education system/ unemployment/ insufficient housing/ corporate ownership of our governments / the war on drugs and the industrial complex for instance) to be distracted by hate for gays, Latinos, Muslims

      • TaTa_U

        Homosexuality = DEATH OF HUMANITY ON PLANET EARTH.

        It is Against Life!

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  • Madoa Sankara

    This isn’t our agenda. The Black community has more pressing issues than homosexuality. It seems like this LGBT issue is all over the place. Why? When only %3 of the population follows that lifestyle. Seems like an orchestrated plot to promote a certain lifestyle and change people’s opinion of it.

  • dominicancoke

    funny he brings this up knowing he has the damn cure i knew 3 people my uncle included who had h.i.v around the time magic came out with it and  they are all dead the last one dying this last summer hmm  must be the money any who we all know h.i.v virus is a man made weapon give em the disease and charge medicade welcare and other health insurance for the cure its a billion dollar scheme  aint no negga name mambungo when’t up in no chimps anus i think? people can be very freaky.funny how he wants rappers to promote this don’t they be bragging about how many ho’s they smashing? good ways to contract the virus

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  • Black Exodus

    The entertainment industry as a whole is very homosexual and they continue to push their radical agenda. As J. Carter says we have other grave issues at hand. Education, Social Economics, Healthcare and the disintegration of Black Social Morality (Family, Life, Love & Spirituality). While Aids and It’s relation to Homosexual Activity is important the other 95% of us are searching for ways to make our heterosexual lives productive and fruitful. Let’s put money and organization in that…because it affects more of us as a whole.

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    MAGIC YOU WASTEN YOUR TIME WITH THAT SS?HIT WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING IS COMING CLEAN IF YOU GOT IT CAUSE WE ALL NO ITS BEEN DAME NEAR 20 YEARS AND EITHER YOU GOT THE CURE OR YOU LIED 1 OF THE 2 ????????

    P.S DONT GET MAD EITHER YALL  ITS WHAT YALL BEEN SAYING SINCE KOBE BEEN EATING SHAQ AA?SS OUT IN COLORADO ??????

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  • DTray

    Im sure Weezy and Birdman are apart of the anonymous rappers Magic got on hand. 

  • JudgeMethos

    If God wanted us in each others a**es, then he wouldn’t have created that LOVELY creature called a WOMAN and there wouldn’t be anyone left on the planet 😛 Men can’t impregnate men. Women can’t impregnate women. Simple ass shit for Christ sakes. Gays can do what they want as long as they don’t hit on me or others that ain’t havin’ that crap. It has happened and it does piss me off! They need to realize that everyone ain’t gay like them and therefore shouldn’t try to impede themselves on others. That is an ignorant thing to do. Anyway, Magic can do what he wants but I I feel it’s a waste of time. Jmo.

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    MAGIC!! I Have a Business Plan for a Business That Would be a “Perfect Collab-Enhancenment” for Your New Venture of “Rappers UNITED AGAINST Homophobia and AIDS/HIV Tragedies”

    Holla back when you can!  PEACE…EnigMaa
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  • this will never work!!  if people are gay and care aout what other people say about them that’s their problem.

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  • THIS IS SAD!!! HE HAS NEVER DONE THIS FOR THE DISCRIMINATION OF HIS PEOPLE. I AM SICK OF THIS STRONG PUSH TO MAKE HOMOSEXUALITY ACCEPTABLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, CHURCHES, PRO SPORTS DON’T EVEN REACH OUT LIKE THIS TO SINGLE MOTHERS, EX-OFFENDERS, OR GANG MEMBERS

  • Magic979

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    SLOWLY

  • Any rapper who shows up is gay, paid off or forced to go!  Magic should be worrying about empoering blacks not filthy gays!  I always felt that Magic was gay.  Not just because of AIDS but they way he looked and acted and kissed Isah Thomas!  The gay agenda is the white man’s agenda/history.  If Magic wants to be a gay activist, then he can be that but leave the hip-hop out of it.  Stop trying to brainwash the youth!

    If Magic’s AIDS has gone, they must have given him the secrets to life and gave him a cure since they liked him.  In return he has to do what they tell him.  If he ever revealed that there was a cure (whenever something is created, they always creat the cure), then he would suddenly dies of ARC.

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  • Adrian

    He should start an organization against the spread of homosexuality and immoral ways since gay sex is what got him into trouble in the first place if it is really true that he even has HIV. 

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  • Jr

    Probably more than half of these rappers gay anyway!

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