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Syd the Kyd to Alicia Keys: ‘Come Out of the Closet’

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Just like her compatriots in Odd Future, Syd the Kyd does not hold back with the press. In a recent interview with LA Weekly, the openly-gay singer-DJ wants three of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest female figures to step out of the closet, and reveal their true sexuality.

“There’s Alicia Keys, who’s married to Swizz Beatz — we know that s— ain’t real,” the 19-year-old stated. “You got Queen Latifah kissing Common in movies. Missy Elliott saying she don’t wanna hang with bitches. You know she loves her some bitches.”

Syd’s accusations and concern for the lack of gay urban artists is probably going to ruffle a few feathers. Since the release of her ‘Cocaine’ video — released as part of the group the Internet alongside Matt Martians — Syd the Kyd has been the subject of controversy and triumph for the gay community.

Even though she is a self-proclaimed “out” entertainer, Syd still has a tough time with being asked if she’s gay. “I’ve been asked it so many times. It’s annoying, it’s like, you can’t answer that yourself? And awkward because it’s not like they’re going up to the other guys in the group and asking if they’re straight. Now I don’t have to answer that question outright. Because I don’t want to. It’s not that I’m not proud of who I am.”

Check out the whole interview over at LA Weekly. Do you agree with Syd’s commentary?

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