Kanye West, Lord Jamar Diss Song: Brand Nubian MC Thinks ‘Ye is Gay
Kanye wore a leather Givenchy skirt for his performance at the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert and rapper Lord Jamar, of legendary rap group Brand Nubian, thinks it’s deplorable.
‘Ye originally started wearing the skirt for his Watch the Throne tour with Jay-Z, but when he wore it for the Madison Square Garden show, a barrage of conversations erupted surrounding his fashion choices. Now, a homophobic diss track from Jamar has surfaced.
The song — random as it might be — manages to be both grotesquely hateful and sexist, while not exactly good either. It traffics in conversational elements that perpetuate tired gender norms and the parts during which he actually raps utilize slurs that imply that Kanye is… well… gay.
Considering he recently announced that his very feminine reality TV star girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant, we have pretty strong confirmation that ‘Ye isn’t into the D.
But that doesn’t mean the Chicago MC is any stranger to the “He’s gay!” treatment.
Back in 2005, he told MTV News that he grew up a ‘mama’s boy.’
“When you go to high school and you wasn’t out in the streets like that, and you ain’t have no father figure, or you wasn’t around your father all the time, who you gonna act like? You gonna act like your mother,” he explained. “And then everybody in high school be like, “Yo, you actin’ like a f–. Dog, you gay?” And I used to deal with that when I was in high school.”
He said that he reacted to this ridicule by becoming homophobic, before learning that one of his cousins was gay and thus altering his perception of gay people.
“Everybody in hip-hop discriminates against gay people,” he said. “Matter of fact, the exact opposite word of “hip-hop,” I think, is “gay.” Like yo, you play a record and if it’s wack, “That’s gay, dog!” And I wanna just come on TV and just tell my rappers, just tell my friends, “Yo, stop it fam.”
Hey Lord Jamar, stop it fam!