(AllHipHop News) Homosexuality is still the”third rail” of Hip Hop. While Odd Future’s Frank Ocean has revealed his first love was another man and former BET executive Darren “Buttah Man” Brin has spoken publicly about being gay, there are very few openly homosexual males in Hip Hop. Kxng Crooked thinks it is time for that to change.
“It’s like, if you’re gay, you’re just a gay guy,” said Crooked. “There’s a lot of people that came out in the industry. A lot of executives that we’ve known for years.”
The Slaughterhouse member named DreamWorks co-founder and Geffen Records creator David Geffen as an example of an openly gay man in the entertainment business.
Geffen Records has been associated with acts like Common, Mary J. Blige, and Snoop Dogg, but David Geffen is not personally viewed as being connected to the culture. Crooked wants closeted rappers to follow Geffen’s openness.
“Here’s my thing, everybody knows the gay rappers,” stated Crooked. “Or they have their opinions on who is gay. So my whole thing is just come out. ”
He added, “If you’re a gay rapper, it’s not that important to hide it. It’s more important that you say it, if Hip Hop is the final frontier for masculinity in music… If football is one of the final frontiers of masculinity in sports and you got guys coming out, why not in Hip Hop.”
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