Snoop Dogg says it’s time to welcome an openly gay rapper to music scene

'People are learning how to live and get along more, and accept people for who they are'

Snoop Dogg says it’s time to welcome an openly gay rapper to music scene
28 August 2012

Rapper Snoop Dogg, who is going by the stage name of Snoop Lion these days, thinks the music world is ready for an openly gay rapper.

It would be a major step for a music genre where anti-gay epithets and sentiments had been largely accepted.

‘People are learning how to live and get along more, and accept people for who they are and not bash them or hurt them because they’re different,’ Snoop tells the Associated Press.

Snoop credits R&B singer Frank Ocean for paving the way. Ocean, who came out publicly this year, has often collaborated with hip hop acts including Jay-Z, Andre 3000 and Kanye West.

‘When I was growing up, you could never do that and announce that,’ he said of Ocean’s coming out. ‘There would be so much scrutiny and hate and negativity, and no one would step (forward) to support you because that’s what we were brainwashed and trained to know.’

‘There might be some openly gay rappers in hip-hop that’s having success — for real. You never know,’ Snoop adds. ‘There might be some(one) right now that hasn’t pulled a Frank Ocean yet, that hasn’t jumped out of the closet to the living room to make that announcement.’

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

North Carolina pastor makes 'Official Statement of Retraction'

But Sean Harris says he does not apologize for preaching against gay marriage or effeminacy
No thumbnail available

Protesters call for release of gay Ugandan refugee

Campaigners picketed Dutch embassy in London and handed over petition demanding asylum for gay man fleeing persecution in Uganda
No thumbnail available

Alternative gay lifestyles: tarot reading in Thailand

Originally from Liverpool, Bobby Seven now lives permanently on a beach in Thailand and earns a living from tarot card reading
No thumbnail available

‘Joke’ about parents rejecting lesbian teen wasn’t funny but was ‘true’

A spoof article about claimed parents wre putting their daughter up for adoption because of her sexuality – but parental rejection is no joke for real LGBT teens
No thumbnail available

The awkward lean

So stupid. So funny. Fantastic Tumblr photo blog showcasing the best of awkward lean photos.
No thumbnail available

Dear Mitt Romney, please give us gay rights, asks boy aged 12

A Colorado boy has written a letter slamming the Republican presidential nominee on his views on health and gay rights
No thumbnail available

Africa's LGBTI history: From randy kings to gay sex as medicine

Men dressing as women and ‘gay marriages’ which were prized by the tribes are all part of Africa’s rich LGBTI past
No thumbnail available

Christian Soldiers for UKIP claim gays 'recruit' children

Party say leaflet is not of a high enough standard to represent 'the UKIP brand'
US Senator Ted Cruz slams Supreme Court justices for marriage ruling

US Senator Ted Cruz slams Supreme Court justices for marriage ruling

On the news show Meet the Press, Republican Ted Cruz charges the five justices who supported same-sex marriage 'disregarded' the Constitution
No thumbnail available

British diver Chris Mears strips down for Attitude magazine

Openly gay swimmer Martin Cremin also poses in his Speedos alongside Team GB stars for magazine's Sex Issue