Aesop Rock Disses North Carolina Politicians Who Support The “Bathroom Bill”


(AllHipHop News) Aesop Rock is making it clear what side he stands on when it comes to LGBT rights.

The rapper, who just released his album The Impossible Kid, is currently on a nationwide tour to support his first album in four years.

On the outing, he has two dates in North Carolina, which is at the center of a battle with the Department of Justice over gender equality.

The Rhymesayers Entertainment emcee will donate the proceeds of his show at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on June 29 and another at in Charlotte.

“All proceeds from the Carrboro and Charlotte, North Carolina stops of the Impossible Kid tour will be donated to Equality NC – a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for LGBT North Carolinians. The discriminatory HB2 law is shameful,” Aesop Rock told AllHipHop.com in a statement.

Image by: Ben Cohen

Aesop Rock. Image by: Ben Cohen

The news comes as the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against North Carolina over House Bill 2, aka HB2, which was passed in the state in March.

It’s also known as “the bathroom bill” because it bans people from using restrooms that do not match with their biological sex as opposed to the gender they identify with.

Dozens of performers have scrapped their shows in North Carolina, while numerous businesses have left or canceled plans for expansion in the state.

“We felt that cancelling the show outright would not represent our fanbase who also stand against such injustices, and hope that by contributing to the fight locally we can do our small part in a much larger mission,” Aesop Rock said of his reasoning for the performance.

Yesterday (May 9), Loretta Lynch and the DOJ filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina, claiming HP to violates the Civil Rights Act.

To support Aesop Rock’s cause and donate visit http://equalitync.org. The Impossible Kid is in stores now.

Check Aesop Rock’s full tour schedule below:

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5/10 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
5/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
5/13 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
5/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
5/16 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
5/18 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
5/20 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
5/21 – Durango, CO – Animas City Theatre
5/23 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
5/24 – Ft Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
6/2- Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
6/3 – Chicago, IL – Metro
6/4 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
6/6 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
6/7 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
6/8 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
6/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
6/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6/13 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
6/15 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
6/16 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
6/17 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
6/27 – Richmond, VA – The National
6/28 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
6/29 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
7/2 – Knoxville, TN – The International
7/3 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
7/5 – Orlando, FL – The Social
7/6 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
7/8 – St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
7/10 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
7/11 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
7/13 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
7/14 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Image: Ben Cohen

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13 Responses to “Aesop Rock Disses North Carolina Politicians Who Support The “Bathroom Bill””

  1. Stop Afro-Pedophilia Today

    Being politically correct is all good and fun. But if I see some guy walk into the women’s room while my daughter or neice is in there we’re going to have a very serious f*cking problem.

    • Mike

      Us men just gotta start using women bathroom like it’s all good then we will see how the discrimination really works

      Screwed up world we in now

  2. Mike

    Smh
    From gay rights to support for mentally ill people, I mean trannies
    Now rappers are fighting for tranny rights
    Smh

  3. ZUBU

    I don’t care what other people do with their lives, but I don’t think Bruce Jenner should be in the bathroom with girls at all. If he wants to be gay or confused or whatever the heck it is, that is his right but not around kids…

    • WeakSauce

      Agree to the fullest! I don’t have kids but no F’n way I would feel comfortable letting my nieces use a public woman’s restroom knowing a male species could be in there with them. No F’n way!!! Can you feel my anger on this F’n post!? SmFh

  4. hoeyuno

    We in some sensitive azz times. .. The fact that peoples are boycotting the state cause of this stupid ish has to be the dumbest ish on the planet. .

    I’m gonna sue tampax for not making men’s tampons! !

    • ZUBU

      “I’m gonna sue tampax for not making men’s tampons”
      —————————————————————–
      I think you got to do that on your own, not certain if many guys are joining you. Not much potential for a class action lawsuit… lol… you’re on your own…
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      Real talk grown men don’t need to be in public restrooms with women and certainly not with children… Maybe we need restrooms of three types: MALE, FEMALE, & OTHER… Much like some airports, malls, etc. have family-style restroom/changing-rooms where either parent can take their child inside…

      • hoeyuno

        Haha… See that makes sense. But in sensitive world asking these people to go to a special washroom and not allowing them to go to the one that makes them feel comfortable is more degrading and would cause more uproar.

        But lets not include the rights of the women who do not feel comfortable with a “woman” who happens to have a big ol weiner using the stall next to them.

  5. Papi Peligro

    I wonder how many times people couldn’t believe Asap Rockies prices when booking a show. Then find out when this ninja get there

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