(AllHipHop News) According to Lil B, his 2011 mixtape I’m Gay (I’m Happy) changed rap music forever. In a recent interview with themusic.com, the California rapper also known as “The BasedGod” talks about how he feels his controversial digital release impacted Hip Hop culture, America, and all of mankind.
“I definitely think I’m a revolutionary with the human rights, the love, the progression of the human race as a whole,” said B. “You never, ever seen an artist that had enough respect to do what I did. I titled the mixtape I’m Gay, and it went against everything – fans, anybody. I said that and I did that and I put it out there. I didn’t ask for any opinion. I just put it out there, and I did that myself to help the world, and I’m extremely happy about it.”
Lil B, who insists he is straight, decided to name the mixtape “I’m Gay” as a way to show support for the gay community and to take a stand against homophobia. Telling MTV, “I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy. I’m a gay, heterosexual male… I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it.”
At the time many of his fans responded negatively. Lil B even received death threats from former supporters, but despite the backlash the Berkeley, California native seems content with his decision.
“I can go to sleep every day knowing I’ve done stuff that nobody else has done,” said B. “I changed rap. I changed rap music. America after Lil B will be a great place. The United States after Lil B will be great.”