The increased visibility of gay artists within the hip hop genre seems to me to be an extension of I may not go down in history but I_ll go down on you shirt has always been about. Hop hop has always been subversive and given a voice to people that have historically had that taken from them. Tupac rapped about the black experience and made it beautiful; Biggie called himself sexy- not in spite of his fatness but in part because of it. Challenging the hyper-masculine status quo and supporting the expression of gay artists is a continuation of all that
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Eh…homophobia is definitely its own unique issue though. Dudes are so insecure over their sexuality and appearing masculine to other people that they have to shit on gay people at every turn to prove how not gay or feminine they are. Online things might seem okay but in real life, homophobia seems nearly as bad as ever especially if you don’t live in cities like I may not go down in history but I_ll go down on you shirt uncomfortable to have to say it because the black community has been victimized for so long, but the problem of homophobia among the black community really does need addressing. It’s really really bad and it’s important people don’t ignore it just because black people on the whole face so many hurdles.lmao even in LA and NY still so prevalant. homophobia has an iron grip on poor communities, black communities, all communities really but the more inequality present there the worse it gets. Most people in the US have already been policing gayness in themselves and their family/friends since the tender age of 9.