Rapper T-Pain has hit out at the hip hop community for its ongoing homophobia, claiming artists he knows will not work with Frank Ocean because of his sexuality.
In an interview with Vlad TV, the ‘Low’ rapper said the radio is becoming more gay-friendly but urban music is not.
‘I think the radio is getting more gay-friendly,’ he said.
‘I don't think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs.
‘I know niggas that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he’s gay, but they need him on the fucking song and that's so terrible to me man...
‘What I do ain't going to affect nothing that you got going on.’
Discussing the ‘no homo’ mindset of the hip-hop community, he said: ‘You ever notice how homophobic niggas is all the time?
‘It's like, dude if you ain't gay, then gay things shouldn't bother you, gay people shouldn't bother you.
‘You can say gay things but not be seen as gay. You don't gotta say, “No homo.” You ain't gotta say, “I want a hot dog, no homo...”
‘Be comfortable with your manhood. We know you fuck bitches my nigga.’
Last year, T-Pain hit out against homophobia in defence of his gay assistant.
‘Attention homophobic idiots: if you're not attractive to straight women, you're probably not attractive to gay men. You can unclench now,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘Just see a lot of ppl lookin at my assistant like “oh no better not go that way. That guy wants my butt'” don't be an idiot. Ur still fugly.’