T-Pain Addresses Homophobia in Hip-Hop
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T-Pain isn’t shy about calling people out on their homophobic views. And in his recent interview with VladTV, he addresses members of the hip-hop community and their issues with being “gay-friendly.”
“Dude, if you ain’t gay, then gay things shouldn’t bother you,” he said during the interview. “Like gay people shouldn’t bother you.”
He later continued, “I think the radio is getting more gay-friendly. I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs. I know n—-s that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the f—ing song and that’s so terrible to me, man.”
He also talks about his gay assistant, who hasn’t been directly affected by homophobic comments. However, the ‘Up Down (Do This All Day)’ rapper also feels like other people avoid approaching him because his assistant is there.
“People don’t f— with him, but like people don’t f— with me because he’s around me,” he explained. “People feel like, ‘Oh I want to say something to Pain, but that gay dude is right there.’ And it’s like, ‘He ain’t looking for you, n—-.”
To hear more of T-Pain’s view on homophobia, watch the video above.