Jidenna Rejects Old School Hip Hop Heads’ Beliefs About Modern Masculinity

“We’re a new generation now.”

(AllHipHop News) Jidenna has been on a press run to support his new album 85 to Africa. Recently, Brooklyn emcee Torae caught up with the 34-year-old singer-songwriter in Atlanta to talk about the project.

The conversation at Pandora also included Jidenna sharing his thoughts on modern teenagers and young men embracing new archetypes of masculinity. Plus, he celebrated gender nonconformity and distanced himself from the more conservative viewpoints on sexuality.

"I can't deal with the old generation. The stuff my uncle believes is not what I believe, the stuff that old school Hip Hop heads believe. We’re a new generation now. Certain things like walking around with a clutch in the 1990s wouldn't have flown. Now it does and I'm proud of us for doing that,” stated Jidenna.

The “Tribe” performer went on to say that homosexuality was present in pre-colonial Africa. Jidenna even told the audience in attendance that both openly gay and lesbian monarchs ruled on the continent throughout history and certain African communities engaged in rites of passage ceremonies that involved man-on-man sex as a way to empower the initiates.

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luke mccain
luke mccain

Man on man monkey on monkey these weirdos will do anything nowadays just to be in the industry. You dont even respect your uncle's fuck boy.

Inmyopinion1
Inmyopinion1

When he first stepped on the scene the word on the street was he was gay for pay. Then it became he was bi. This is the right time now he believes to test the waters. He is doing exactly what he has been " anointed" to do, strengthen the propaganda that somehow this is enlightenment of sorts. Sadly our youth will eat it up.🧐

Rolfweinstein
Rolfweinstein

So he’s gay and he’s justifying with ritualistic traditions that no one other than him and his gay friends know about?

Trillionare1966
Trillionare1966

That's why the All made feminine, it's not intended 4 a Man 2 be feminine! Sleeping with another man, there's no societal balancing in that. Homosexuality has always been looked down upon, even in the early dynasties of Egypt...a man can't think right wanting to be feminine or have female ways. It's yin-yang in Life.. male and female that makes the balance!.. and as far as all this generation stuff, a two year old and a sixty-year-old old are of the same generation!

Principles101
Principles101

I don’t think Man on Man is a rite to passage.

CHARTER
CHARTER

Yeah ima need a source on that man on man "rite of passage" bs...

Ufoshid
Ufoshid

SMH he fancy for real lol

Jzach1213
Jzach1213

Please name a monarch..imma need a source..other than that..im going to assume you just made this up..

illseed
illseed

Editor

30+ is not "new generation"

Jennylove
Jennylove

You don't mean it...