By Alexis Tirado
Snoop Lion, who visited our “RapFix Live” studios last week, recently appeared on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” to discuss whether or not hip-hop is ready to accept a gay rapper. “In the near future it can happen, it’s just not right now,” he said to host Carrie Keagan, “I don’t have a problem with it. It’s the mentality of the rap generation.”
“The mentality of the rap generation is masculine,” he continued. “Macho…We were brainwashed not to accept certain things.”
With Jason Collins coming out on Monday (April 30) as the first gay NBA player (and explaining how hip-hop made him realize his sexuality), it’s definitely a topic on many minds this week, which is clearly a good thing. Snoop joins fellow hip-hop artists Jay-Z and Frank Ocean in openly supporting the LGBT community. “We can’t dictate our lives off what somebody else loves or doesn’t love. You have to live your life for who you are and you have to respect other peoples’ decisions and give them their space,” he also said on the VH1 show.
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