When recent years have seen your career become a shadow of what it used to be, there is a tendency by some artists to lash out at their younger and commercially potent rivals.
Unfortunately, like many a Hip Hop icon of yesteryear, 37 year old Xzibit has found himself in that very situation this week, mocking chart topping vocalist Frank Ocean over his recent sexuality-baring letter.
Find out what happened below…
When one of the MC’s remaining fans asked if he had any plans to work with Ocean, Xzibit tweeted the following:
— XZIBIT (@xzibit) July 20, 2012
Used in slang to negate any comment or action which inadvertently alludes to ‘homosexual behavior’, Xzibit‘s use of ‘pause’ when addressing Ocean prompted one fan to Tweet:
@xzibit Are you really that homophobic? Really? I might have just lost respect for you.. Yup definitely did. It’s 2012, grow up.
— DJ Ganzobean (@Ganzobean) July 20, 2012
Quite interestingly, the MC’s dig comes hours before news of his new album ‘Napalm‘ hit the net.
Perhaps, in realizing he has lost the pull that turned ‘Pimp My Ride‘ into a ratings smash, taking aim at Frank is his way of generating attention for a project we’re sure is just waiting to gather dust on a street corner near you.
Seriously though, it’s a shame artists like Xzibit continue to endorse ignorant ideas in public while doing the exact opposite in private.
After all, we doubt he’d be against collaborating with ‘someone like Frank’ if it meant aiding what is left of his ailing career.