Snoop Lion (Formerly Snoop Dogg) Sounds Off On Homosexuality In Hip-Hop

Published: Sunday 7th Apr 2013 by Sam

Recent years have seen the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg mellow and mature. Yet the rapper, who now goes by the alias Snoop Lion, remains ever-ready to speak his mind. Case, point, a recent interview with UK broadsheet, The Guardian.

The sit-down chat, which saw the Hip-Hop star admit to smoking his favourite plant with his 18-year-old son, is perhaps most notable for his comments on gay marriage.

Find out why after the jump…

When quizzed about his thoughts on homosexuality in Hip-Hop and beyond, the star (who was smoking a blunt at the time of the interview), responded saying:

“I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies. Yeah, for real. People who were gay used to get beat up. It was cool to beat up on gay people back then. But in the 90s and 2000s, gay is a way of life. Just regular people with jobs. Now they are accepted, not classified. They just went through the same things we went through as black.”

With Snoop having recently spoken out in support of gay marriage in America, the interviewer then posed the question of whether he thinks that Frank Ocean coming out is a sign of progress in the rap world to which the ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ MC responded:

“Frank Ocean ain’t no rapper. He’s a singer. It’s acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don’t know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine. It’s like a football team. You can’t be in a locker room full of motherfucking tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’ You know, that’s going to be tough.”

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First and foremost, we must applaud Snoop for finally “checking” the interviewers who refuse to make the relatively easy distinction between Hip-Hop and R&B. All too often the two are juxtoposed as being one in the same when in reality (despite their similar rootings) they have different sub-cultures and practices attached.

On the actual issue at hand, kudos to Snoop for expressing his opinion (operative words being “his opinion”) on what remains both a “hot” and socially progressive topic. It begs the question, though…do you agree with his views? Do you see Hip-Hop ever embracing the sexual diversity of the real world?

Your thoughts?

BONUS: Click here to read That Grape Juice’s ‘Hiding In Hip-Hop’.

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  1. Rita is Queen April 7, 2013

    Gurl Bye with that B*******

  2. Honesty April 7, 2013

    I think we all know damn well there’s plenty of gay rappers, but I think we’ve got a long way to go before one has big enough balls to go public…

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      Why would they go public……………………..Don’t be deceived, homosexuality is a sin. This sin with all other sins is what Jesus died for!!!!!!!!!

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        Go take care of that lil pissy B**** of yours u.s***! Havn lil b****** out of wedlock is a sin too…FALL ON YOUR KNEES AND BEG FOR FORGIVENESS B****!!

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      @truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****)

      girl i’m praying for you too we all have our demons… but you live a sinful live defending the gays… seek Jesus boo

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        Goto hell u funky b****

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      you are so mad… you remind me of my son….a demon….who used to hit me… untill we started going to church and praying for jesus to take the wheel… go to church find god not sin and gay stuff

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        Kill yoself u nasty h**

      • Common Sense April 7, 2013

        Instead of taking him to church you should have taken yourself to a mental institution for talking to invisible men in the sky.

  3. Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

    pray the gay away…

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

      Pray yo crusty p**** away h**

      • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

        only god can judge me boo i pray for you

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        And he can only judge us so y u judging ppl JUST bcus U caint keep A man? B****!!!

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      @evil person i judge gays as the bible says too… man shall not lay with man!!! that is animal behavior just look at the fat excuse for a son kevin i should have aborted his monkey f****** ass

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        No b**** YOU should have been aborted!

  4. j April 7, 2013

    MR. LION JUST HUSHHHHH PLEASE

  5. VANNY April 7, 2013

    You can’t be in a locker room full of motherfucking tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, ‘Hey, man, I like you.’… see thats the problem right there! alot of these straight dudes always think that gay people want them!! they are so full of themselves that as soon as they see a gay person they assume right away that they want them smh get the f*** over yourselves…the rap game,sports,army etc there is a whole lot of gay dudes on the low that nobody even knows about so NO snoop sit cho ass down!

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      pray the gay away…please we must stop feeding these demons

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        Anyone who ever been on this blog KNOWS i attack ©Vanny anytime i c her name but this time im telln u to back up offa her u demonic b****!! Go hm and raise that little W**** of urs and leave @Vanny alone!

      • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

        being gay is bad!! it took my husband away….. and soon gonna take away my son…. becasue the gay life is full of drugs demons and drinks i pray you all see the light before you burn in hell…forever…god bless

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        No b**** yo dry p**** made him stray. U sick b****

      • Common Sense April 7, 2013

        The only demons are the imaginary ones in your head. No such thing as gods, monsters, fairies, and demons. Grow up.

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      noo gay demon

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        Shut up Beelzebulb

  6. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 7, 2013

    hmmmmmm 🙄 , i still Love him tho.

    • SAMMY April 7, 2013

      GTFO this site… “Dirty Arab”!!! Go and fix your country.

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        #Death drop

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 7, 2013

        you mad i’m Arabian ?!

        you ain’t the first and won’t be the last.

    • MuiMui April 7, 2013

      Me to.

  7. JARED (WHITE DUDE) April 7, 2013

    There is an entire sub-genre of Hip-Hop called “Homo-Hop” that is comprised of Gay Rappers…

    Anyway, Snoop… the world already has gay rappers – Kaution, Frank Ocean..o Majesty, Lady Sovereign, Cazwell etc… What we don’t have is enough “socially concious, mainstream rappers” who aren’t gay but willing to share the spotlight, and collaboration time, with gay rappers to further their exposure. In my personal opinion.

    But that won’t happen anytime soon, but we, as a people, remain hopeful!!!

    • Darianna Jones April 7, 2013

      Jared, I LOVE your comments! You keep it grounded and intelligent in here. Keep it up, hun!

      • JARED (WHITE DUDE) April 7, 2013

        Thanks Hun.

    • mob April 7, 2013

      Frank’s bullsh*t makes it hard for folks to deal with gays! The publicity stunts tha freak has pulled has turned me off forever! I ahve never heard of the gay & lesbian rappers you listed and to be honest it shouldn’t really matter but it does! I’m with Snoop, I simply don’t think it’s going to change anytime soon, similar to footbal. The league is try to regulate it so we will see how it goes!

  8. ciara could collaborate with jesus and it still wouldnt save that flop album April 7, 2013

    Kaution, Frank Ocean..o Majesty, Lady Sovereign, Cazwell adam lambert ??WHO?? and who to frank ocean until he has rihanna level success … i doubt he will get just look at him one album then he fades just like all these others that go up against rihanna

  9. Lovebird (I’m legit) April 7, 2013

    Sorry snoop but we already know there are gay rappers in Hip Hop **Side eyes bow wow**

    • ciara could collaborate with jesus and it still wouldnt save that flop album April 7, 2013

      didn’t bow wow date dat t***** c-error

    • mob April 7, 2013

      LOL you mean Drake & Lil Wayne don’t you?

  10. MuiMui April 7, 2013

    Old School.

  11. LA LA April 7, 2013

    I believe 100% ASAP Rocky is apart of H**/A*** Community (GAY). So wack.

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

      Yo momma is too b****..thats y yo dad butts f**** u til this day

      • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

        ^^ ANOTHER HATEFUL POST O MY JESUS HELP ME FIGHT THE LIGHT…

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        F*** u s***

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      hate is another form of gay …

    • Common Sense April 7, 2013

      Even though the majority of the H**/A*** community actually comes from Africa and is heterosexual? Yes wack, just like you.

  12. I’m sorry but I can’t at Ciara’s Feet Fingers I mean toes April 7, 2013

    Rihanna has accomplished so much that it’s really hard to remember she’s still only 25.
    The Barbadian R&B-pop singer has released seven albums, including last year’s “Unapologetic,” and each has sold more than a million copies. She’s also notched more than two dozen hit singles. Her trophy case includes seven Grammys as well as other awards.

    Beyond music, she has established a second career on camera, appearing in such films as “Battleship” and TV series like “The X Factor.”

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

      B**** goto another post

      • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

        why Are you bullying another person go to school… find a job get your life.. get out of the poverty that takes us blacks and makes us live these rachet lifes stop being so hateful FIND GOD PLEASEE PRAY THE GAY AWAY!!!!

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        Y r u judgin other ppl u b****!? Get off my c*** b****!

  13. Darianna Jones April 7, 2013

    The Mama Skorpion imposter needs to go! Kevin’s mom does NOT act like that at all. And gays aren’t going anywhere, sweetness, but go ahead and continue voodoo chanting up and down the comment thread.

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      HOW AM I AN IMPOSTER??????? YEA MY SON IS A F** AND I HATE HIM FOR IT… BUT I STAY PRAYING HE FINDS HIS WAYS BEFORE HE GETS H** LIKE HIS FATHER…HAD

      • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

        KNOW YOUR FACTS BEFORE YOU A EXCUSE A B**** OF BEING FAKE…. I CAN PROVE S*** CAN YOU?????

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        U the biggest devil on this site u butch b****. @mama

      • Darianna Jones April 7, 2013

        What in the world do I need to prove? And the fact that you’re trying to exercise demons on TGJ says it all, hunty. Holy in one comment, calling people n***ers and b*tches in the next comment. I’ve already called you out, and whoever you REALLY are can evacuate the Internet.

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      WATCH MY YOUTUBE VIDEOS i am the realest woman ever but i can not stand by and watch the world fall to demons i am a warrior of god…. i fight the demons and will earn my place in heaven i lost my husband to H** because he was a down low n****… dont sin…. go to church pleas pray that stuff awayyyy

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

        Ur a t*****

      • Darianna Jones April 7, 2013

        @Truth I’m done with Steve from Alabama trying to be Mama Skorpion. You can tell he’s pressed. He responded 3 damn times before I could even say anything. But I know a FRAUD when I see one. So wipe the drool off your keyboard, Steve, and try again.

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      i o you no response at the end of the day me and my son check those youtube checks 🙂 thats only reason i let that f***** live in my house….but best belive he don’t have nun of that barbaric demon sx in my house.. have a nice day pray for repent

  14. Credit April 7, 2013

    I don’t understand why people automatically equate being gay with being feminine or less of a man. There are many masculine gay men out there

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 7, 2013

      Like me chile! (pops tongue and flips lacefront)

      • Lacey April 7, 2013

        B**** I thought you said you was pregnant. A preggers man huh, your ass aint masculine, cause u the most feminine one in here. In fact u act like those weird gay dudes who wear dresses and act more feminine than females.

  15. Suicide Blonde April 7, 2013

    I love me some doggy, this is an attempt to sell records but he is still the s***.

    Plays: Drop It Like It’s Hot.

  16. LaurieBlue. April 7, 2013

    @Mama Skorpion Always real

    Please b****! Go Die!! Your the most fugliest devil here! No one wants u here with ur tired ass homophobic opinions! Aint nobody got time for u or your ignorant ass!!! F*** OFF H** and take your “teachings” with u!!

  17. mob April 7, 2013

    And it’s the disgusting RACIST AMERICAN MEDIA who continues to group Hip Hop & R&B as t onot support Soul Music/R&B! They lump R&B with Hip Hop yet allow RAP to stand on it’s own? That sh*t makes no sense until you realize the point is to PHASE OUT SOUL MUSIC/R&B!

    I hate when silly ass blacks attach the gay agenda to Blacks ppl and their movement. There are no similarities. Everyone deserves to be respected irrespective of race, religion, or orientation IMO!

    I hate FAKE Ocean’s lying gimmicky ass! I love what Snoop said…..it’s real. The world of Rap does not have to bow down to anyone’s will. R&B has had Luther Vandross, Tevin Campbel, rumored Fredy Jackson among others for years. No one really gave a sh*t as long as they produced good music. I hate that the RACIST AMERICAN MEDIA tries to act as though Black ppl are just so prejudice against the gay community all of a sudden! 0_o

    • Common Sense April 7, 2013

      Blacks were persecuted by western Europeans who used them as slave laborers for around 400 years.
      Gays were (and still are in many countries) persecuted by Christians and Muslims for being who they are for over a 1000 years now. In some countries, namely the heavily Christian African countries, gays are still killed.
      But sure, keep believing that there are no similarities.

      • JOHNVIDAL April 8, 2013

        She´s a homophobic mess. She often has good point when it comes to racism but then she destroys her credibility when she hates on fellow black people and shows her homophobia. How do u want respect when you are hating some other groups at the same time? I´ll never understand that. Noemally people who have suffered are more sensible to others problems or all types of discrimination. Some people seem to be living in the age the Bible talks about. You know, a book written by some men that has been conveniently changed a thousand times through the last 2000 years. A part of the world is seriously f***** up, and a part of America is in that group. Thankfully it seems the USA are slowly embracing equality more and more, at least they seem to be on the right path to reach European status when it comes to that 🙂

      • mob April 8, 2013

        @Common Sense,

        I am not speaking of Gays in other counties as women, people of color, people of varying religons continue to be abused. I was speaking of the constant coupling done by many in the USA!

        @Johnvidal,

        B**** you don’t know me so STFU!

        I have no malice toward the gay coummunity! I don’t appreciate the way the “gay mafia” aka gladd behaves in america at times especially when they try to use Black ppl as a scapegoat for the reason why vaious propositions don’t pass as if all back ppl vote against gay marriage or even care about their issues! Use those who really keep you bound and stop clowning around is what I say…..

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

      AND?

  18. mob April 7, 2013

    Funny, I NEVER HEAR RACIST MAINSTREAM MEDIA ATTACK —->> C O U N T R Y MUSIC for not opening embracing homosexual artists! Oh ight but Rap & &B artists ae EVIL……WTF ever…

    • Suicide Blonde April 7, 2013

      You have some good points.

    • Lacey April 7, 2013

      Never even thought of that but so true. Racist mu*^%^f$#@r

  19. IM A FREE B*TCH April 8, 2013

    Mama Skorpion Always real needs to have several seats

    • Mama Skorpion Always real April 8, 2013

      i’m about to make a video putting my HATERS and these demons in there place! only god can judge go to sleep its late good night go donate to church Tomorrow repent to your lord

      • mr.m April 8, 2013

        YAAAAAAS!
        B**** GIVE ME DAT VIDEO ..
        GO TO HELL F*** XD

        Lotus >>>>>>>>>>>

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