Rapper The Game may be celebrating another #1 on Billboard’s 200, but his summer 2011 will probably be remembered for everything but his chart entries. As he has had tongues wagging all summer long with pranks-gone-wrong, comments on female rappers, and sharing thoughts on fellow emcees, the ‘How We Do’ rapper has definitely had more headlines than hits. So, continuing in that fashion, Game weighed in on a taboo topic – gay rappers. Interestingly, his comments do not steer far from the message the ‘Run the World’ diva says she meant to convey with the song.
Either way, while the visual is gaining steam and his comments are being met with mixed reception over the blog-o-sphere, we want That Grape Juice readers to weigh in.
Hear his comments and sound off after the jump:
Spotted @ FreddyO:
While it’s no secret the LGBT community still has a way to go, the advances in the pop community over the past few years (in the form of Adam Lamberts, Lady Gagas, Jessie Js, and co) have given some stride to progress. However, in the Urban pop/hip-hop community, the subject is still very taboo. Rapper Lil’ B (crowned by The Game as ‘the wackest rapper today’) recently caused shockwaves in the Urban industry with his album ‘I’m Gay’, but quickly assured fans that such was only an ‘attention-getter’.
A step forward or a step back? Who knows. But what do you guys think?
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