A few days ago at Coachella, Lil B announced he would name his next album “I`m Gay“. Peep that video here. Well this has led to a firestorm of responses from the rap world and some of them are quite interesting.
XXL asked Talib Kweli his opinion on the announcement.
“Immediately (upon hearing the hubbub) I’m like [now’ that’s a f*ckin’ social experiment, if I’ve ever heard one,” Kweli said. “Look I don’t care who you sleep with at the end of the day. I don’t care if Lil B’s gay or not. It doesn’t change my life in any way, but for him to name his album I’m Gay, issues such a challenge to his fans. I’m not sure if it’s brilliant or not, but what he did with that, in one fell swoop, was challenge every single bandwagon fan. Like are you really down with me or not. And me as an artist, I have no choice but to respect that.” (XXL Mag)
Freddie Gibbs response wasnt as kind.
“[The] Lil B sh*t was funny at first but now I feel like it’s just a bunch of white people laughing at a n*gga, like a minstrel show. Sh*t is wack. I ain’t dissin’ gays, if you gay that’s yo biz.” (XXL Mag)
Killer Mike wasnt shocked as his gayness at all.
“He’s a happy guy, gay means happy,” the ATLien reminded readers. “It makes perfect sense to me. It’s a provocative, bold thing to me. That’s what B does. It’s not as shocking to me. From a social element . . . this just feels like knocking down walls and stereotypes, embracing controversy and flipping it. Bravo to him for being the next Madonna. I also don’t think Lil B could ever make some of the music that I make. If he’s rapping about (gay) lifestyle the whole album, no I probably wouldn’t want to hear it. If he’s rapping on some hip-hop sh*t and it’s a weird a**, weird Lil B album . . . I’d probably buy it like I I did his last (album) and have a little laugh.” (XXL Mag)