Cazwell, Gay Rapper Behind Lace Shorts Trend, Debuts Look In ‘Loose Wrists’ Music Video
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Cazwell, Gay Rapper Behind Lace Shorts Trend, Debuts Look In ‘Loose Wrists’ Music Video

Openly gay rapper Cazwell, the performer behind the lace shorts fashion trend that went viral a few weeks ago, has officially debuted the fierce look in the new music video for his first project through Snow Cone, his self-made record label.

Writers for NewNowNext noted that the entertainer premiered the video for his song, “Loose Wrists,” which features the Massachusetts-born Luke Caswell and several male dancers proudly rocking the lacy one-piece short set — or “rompers” — while declaring their wish to “make America femme again,” on Tuesday.

Cazwell caused a bit of a sensation on social media several weeks ago when, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, still images from the video shoot of “Loose Wrists” that displayed the hip-hop star and his backup team of dancers all wearing the lace shorts outfits found their way to the internet and shortly after, went viral.

The performer says he recorded the rap song as a response to the current political climate; namely, Donald J. Trump, and the inherent, negative traits of racism within the LGBTQ community and gay dating apps, like Grindr.

“I noticed a femme pride movement brewing a few years back, but it has not been so visible until now,” Cazwell told NewNowNext about the inspiration behind “Loose Wrists.”

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Gay rapper Cazwell (seen here with LBGTQ icon Lady Bunny and singer Boy George) debuted the video for “Loose Wrists” — and its viral-making lace shorts look — officially on Tuesday. [Image by Teresa Lee/Stringer/Getty Images]

“It’s about time we all embrace [being] femme. Whether we are gay or straight, when men get in touch with their feminine sides, it gives a real sense of empowerment,” the rapper said.

The majority of the “Loose Wrists” music video sees Cazwell and the dancers showing off the colorful lace shorts ensembles, a design by Hoza Rodriguez, similar to the pictures that made their way online in late May.

“I was surprised by the reaction [on the internet] because the outfits [for “Loose Wrists”] are way more conservative than the shirtless guys in Speedos and jockstraps I typically have in my videos,” Cazwell admitted at the height of the lace shorts craze.

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Cazwell hopes to continue the movement of liberation through fashion with the lace shorts because “we [now] have a president that wants to take us off of the census and a vice president that believes shock therapy will cure gayness,” he specified in his NewNowNext interview.

“At the end of last year, I vowed to be as gay as possible with my music and videos. We have to be more visible than ever and I hope I inspire that.”

For more information on Cazwell and his lace trend movement, follow the rapper’s Facebook fan page. The “Loose Wrists” video can be seen below (be advised that it is somewhat NSFW).

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