But “Queen” Latifah is still hiding in the glass closet!
Keywords: frank ocean, gay rapper, beyonce
The unthinkable has finally happened! Last week, rapper and song-writer (Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye) Frank Ocean of Island Def Jam Records came out as gay, or at least as bisexual. And hip-hop had supported him all the way! So much so that Beyonce, queen of the gays, has written a cute little ( obviously-intentionally-made-to-go-viral) picture with words of wisdom for Ocean. This is good news for you boys, because he is a cutie!
Frank Ocean raps about his first love, with a man when he was 19 on his upcoming debut album “Channel Orange” – nice timing, eh? Since then, rappers have come out in support of Ocean and the numerous ways this will positively affect the LGBTQ community, especially those who are male and of color. Frank Ocean’s mom called him an ‘Incredible human being’ for coming out, and I agree.
Tyler the Creator, a rapper who is an idiot – (I blogged about a while back for being one of the most homophobic hypocritically supportive rappers) commented by saying this piece of garbage:
“My Big Brother Finally Fucking Did That…Proud Of That Nigga Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. I’m A Toilet.”
And yet somehow Tyler has a record deal and I don’t. (My music is WAY better anyhow and I can prove it!) Thank GOD Russel Simmons added some intelligence and beauty to the conversation by saying…
“Today is a big day for hip-hop. It is a day that will define who we really are. How compassionate will we be? How loving can we be? How inclusive are we?…I am profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean. Your decision to go public about your sexual orientation gives hope and light to so many young people still living in fear. These types of secrets should not matter anymore.”
Congrats to you Frank Ocean – you are a hot, talented super gay. Thanks for braving stereotypes, breaking barriers and making hip-hop a safer place for the gays who love it (like me) and for those who live it. Maybe Queen Latifah will learn a thing or two from you about class. (Not coming out, but class.)