Lil B Receives Death Threats for Announcing ‘I’m Gay’ LP
When outspoken young rapper Lil B announced that the title of his next album would be 'I'm Gay' at the Coachella music festival last week, he may not have expected the amount of animosity it would inspire.
"People been hitting me up like, 'I'm gonna bash your head in,' 'you f----t,' 'I'm gonna kill you," the surprised rapper told MTV.
Never one to let criticism deter him from his left field approach to sincerity, B said that while his declaration may have upset his supporters, he'll continue to stay the course.
"A lot of my supporters have turned on me. It's been a few supporters that's saying, 'I'm not gonna rock with you anymore," the Bay Area MC explained. "That's fine, because you know what? They didn't love me for real anyway."
To that end, Lil B, who once threatened to sodomize Kanye West for ignoring him on Twitter, says that he will continue to perform at his scheduled dates in Chicago, Detroit and at the Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey, where he is likely to face the most heckling, due to the sheer number of fans and former fans in attendance.
"I'm not gonna stop and I'm not scared of anybody on earth," he proclaimed. "That's why I [titled the album 'I'm Gay'] and nobody gonna stop me."
Though Lil B seems to thrive on controversy, he claims that in the end, he will be seen as a hero. "One-hundred years later, people gonna thank me, because people are going to be free. And that's the main thing," he concluded. "Even if it's [one] percent of the people that listen to me and are gonna be free, that's better than none. That's better than not speaking up at all ... and I spoke up and I did it."
Lil B has yet to begin recording the controversial new album, but he says 'I'm Gay' should be available on iTunes within the next two months.