Lesbian website blasts 50 Cent’s new anti-gay video

Rapper may be back to his old homophobic ways after releasing new single 'Be My Bitch'

Lesbian website blasts 50 Cent’s new anti-gay video
30 August 2012

Rapper 50 Cent may be back to his homophobic ways after releasing his new video.

Entertainment website AfterEllen.com has blasted the American R&B artist’s new single Be My Bitch, calling it ‘wrong’.

The video features the rapper meeting a girl ‘who says she’s straight’, but has a girlfriend.

Later it shows the two women in bed wearing lingerie kissing and touching each other while the ‘Candy Shop’ singer lies back and enjoys it.

Writer Trish Bendix said: ‘Obviously this is nothing new. Rappers, in particular, have been using this ‘my girl gets with girls and that’s OK with me, as long as I’m involved’ idea for quite a while.

‘But here’s the thing: I find it difficult to see how you can say things like faggot and no homo and other homophobic rhymes and then employ women to have sex with and for you and your audience.’

50 Cent, who has got in trouble for his anti-gay lyrics and told Playboy in 2004 he wasn’t ‘into faggots’, has said he now supports gay marriage. He also recently spoke openly about his lesbian mother.

In an interview with gay celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, he said: ‘My mom was a lesbian. Yeah she liked woman. My whole childhood was like that.

‘It’s two different things too – from a female perspective, when you see two females together, you think, oh, they’re just girlfriends, they’re close. But, with my mom, the male was missing.’

Bendix says the fact he said the male was ‘missing’ may have something to do with him having threesomes with two women in his video.

She said: ‘This might be why he feels the need to have a music video where the lesbians are OK with him, as long as he gets to join.

‘I’m trying to have more faith in 50 and other hip-hop stars who are voicing their support for equality, but 50, you’re doing it wrong!’

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