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Snoop Dogg Thinks Gay People Will Always Struggle in Hip-Hop

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Despite the growing popularity of gay and transgendered rappers — not to mention Frank Ocean’s bisexuality being accepted by the hip-hop largess — Snoop Dogg Lion doesn’t foresee a time when gay people will be widely embraced by the rap world.

“Frank Ocean ain’t no rapper,” he tells The Guardian (via The Daily Swarm). “He’s a singer. It’s acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don’t know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine.

He likens rap to a football team.

“You can’t be in a locker room full of motherfucking tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you,’” he says. “You know, that’s going to be tough.”

Despite their challenges, Snoop himself has no issues with gay people.

“I don’t have a problem with gay people,” he explains. “I got some gay homies. Yeah, for real. People who were gay used to get beat up. It was cool to beat up on gay people back then. But in the 90s and 2000s, gay is a way of life. Just regular people with jobs. Now they are accepted, not classified. They just went through the same things we went through as black.”

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