Snoop Lion believes rap music may never accept homosexuality.
The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg briefly discussed the matter during an interview with The Guardian. Although the rapper recently came out in support of gay marriage, he revealed that it could be a while before homosexuality was accepted by the rap community.
Snoop Lion said that the “masculine” attitude present in the genre could make it difficult for gay rappers to be accepted by their peers.
“It’s like a football team. You can’t be in a locker room full of motherf***ing tough-a** dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’ You know, that’s going to be tough,” he explained.
When asked if Frank Ocean would help others gain acceptance from the community, Snoop Lion remarked that Ocean wasn’t a rapper.
“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 said.
Snoop Lion revealed last month that he didn’t have a problem with gay marriage.
“People can do what they want and as they please. Satisfy yourself accordingly. I have no issues with nobody, I live for me and I live my life doing what I do, so you should have the right to do whatever you want to do,” he revealed during an interview with The Huffington Post.
The rapper said he respected the gay community’s struggle for acceptance in society.
“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,” Snoop told The Guardian.
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