Tank Speaks Out After Male Oral Comment: “Homophobia Is Real”

Published: Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019 by Sam

Tank has always been outspoken and isn’t cowering to the backlash received from some corners of the net following his interview on Angela Yee’s ‘Lip Service.’

As reported, during the appearance, the R&B singer aligned with the argument that a man receiving oral stimulation from another man “doesn’t make him gay” automatically. He would go on to unpack a stance centered around experimentation and how it doesn’t define orientation.

His words sparked widespread debate, with some concurring with his point and others ripping him for it.

Unfazed, Tank is sticking to his stance and quite literally declaring that “I said what I said!”

Full story below…

The singer – whose new album ‘Elevation’ arrives on October 25th – cited “homophobia” as the root of the critique and added:

“We all are not the same and the beauty of exchanging information is what i enjoy. You don’t have to agree with someones difference to not hate them. Lets try to find our way back to positivity and love. It’s a better place..💙”

Watch his video statement below…

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  1. only facts October 23, 2019

    Tank, just come out please so I can slide into your DM’s heavy. 🙂

    • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 October 23, 2019

      Tank is dead wrong here. This is NOT about homophobia! In 2019, if people have an issue with someone being LGBQ too bad! Nobody chooses to be gay or bi. They are born that way and acceptance / embracing it is LOVE.

      The REAL problem here is men like Tank and Malik Yoba who want to DICTATE what can be labeled gay and cry “homophobia” when people see through their BS. Tank and Malik want to still be labeled “straight” when they very likely engage in gay sexx. They are the ones with the problem not society! If you are a man that likes another man there is nothing wrong with OWNING the fact you are gay or bi. Subliminally, Tank and Malik are the ones who are homophobic because they place a negative stigma on the terms gay and bi and only speak on the topic to BENEFIT them while EVADING direct questions about their own sexxuality:

      1. Tank always coincides these gay antics with an album release / tour.
      2. Malik had already been served with lawsuit papers by a transgendered person before his reveal that he likes transgendered people (in Public Relations they call that getting ahead of a brewing story).

      Homosexuality is NOT about the act of sexx! The American Psychological Association defines homosexuality as ‘ the condition of experiencing physical, emotional and sexual attraction to members of one’s own gender.’ They define the term bisexual as ‘a person who experiences emotional, romantic and/or sexual attractions to, or engages in romantic or sexual relationships with, more than one s** or gender.’ They define heterosexuality as ‘the quality or characteristic of being sexually attracted SOLELY to people of the opposite s**.’

      CONCLUSION:

      How people identify is their OWN prerogative and nobody needs uneducated self-serving people like Tank or Malik TELLING them who / what they are! Love yourself and don’t give a sh1t what anybody else tells you u are.

      • 🙋🏿‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian 💁🏿‍♀️Not 👹 TROLLmine 💁🏿‍♀️Nor 🗑 TRASHmine October 23, 2019

        Shut up TROLLmine!

      • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 October 23, 2019

        U can keep seething and staying thirsty for me troll!

      • 🙋🏿‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian 💁🏿‍♀️Not 👹 TROLLmine 💁🏿‍♀️Nor 🗑 TRASHmine October 23, 2019

        TGJ Application DENIED #ForThe100thTime

      • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 October 23, 2019

        Any fictitious excuse to speak to me daily u loser. The order of the comments don’t lie. Stay thirsty u raggedy gutter trash 🗑 POS. Now back to Tank…aka the topic at hand.

      • Jasmine The Real Princess October 23, 2019

        Oh shut up you dirty kahba

      • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 October 23, 2019

        Why are u speaking to me trash? This article is about Tank and NOT your thirst for me! Keep seething for me u racist trash but shut it! Nobody cares for u so go away!

      • Shayla Queen October 23, 2019

        Jasmine, you are right, yet again!

        Let’s flip it around for these fools…
        A gay man would never accept oral s** from a woman because he is gay! He doesn’t need to “try it out” or “experiment.”

        So if a “straight” man accepts oral s** from another man, he needs to already have feelings of wanting to. Which means he is at the very least, bi!

  2. Clarkson October 23, 2019

    We are not going to allow u straight guys to redefine what gay is

    We are not going to allow u straight guys enjoy the perks and Joys of being gay without suffering the downsides of being gay.

    U dont want to be called gay but u want to enjoy gay sèx, honey it doesn’t work that way.

    Gay sèx is for gay people.
    If u have gay sèx, u are gay , PERIODT.

    Straight people can never allow us gays to enjoy anything.

    First they kill us, imprison us, throw us out of our homes, stigmatised us, bullied us, deny us our rights , threaten us, etc
    Now they wanna redefine what homosexuality is? Hell no.

    • Ughhh October 23, 2019

      Whether this man is straight or not, he sounds like an ally regardless. Why shut out those who would take hits from the stones that are being thrown at the LGBT community if he didn’t have respect for it? Especially with his album coming out and the amount of homophobic individuals in the black community that are now not going to buy it? He doesn’t win here. If anything you should welcome him for his effort. What exactly are you doing for your community?

      • Clarkson October 23, 2019

        Gurl he is winning cause this is creating buzz for him. he is appearing on blogs and people are talking about him.

        Nobody knew he had an album coming out.
        Look at his reaction in the video, u can tell he is happy about the buzz and publicity he is getting.

        He is not an ally.
        A true ally of the LGBT community will never plug their crappy album after making a video about homophobia.

        We are tired of straights using us to sell their crap.

        We are not going to give him a medal for not being homophobic.

        It’s like giving a medal to a white person for not being racist.

        A true ally will tell us to go to glaad.com or any other LGBT organisation website to donate money for LGBT causes etc, instead he plugged his useless crappy album that will still flop.

        Miss tank, be expecting lil Kim numbers for this album.

    • Semajj October 23, 2019

      How is he redefining what gay is? In the interview, I wish he would’ve elaborated, but what I got from it was sexuality is fluid. A MAN can try things with another man and be curious/questioning and realize it’s not for them and be straight…or they like both men and women. Theres plenty of men who identify as gay who’ve tried things with women…does that mean they’re straight?

      Bottom line is that people need to stop worrying about labeling others and allow people to identify as whoever they are.

      • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 October 23, 2019

        Sexxuality is NOT based on sexxual acts! That is why u and Tank are dead wrong. Sexxual acts are simply the manifestation of your psychological state of mind.

        The American Psychological Association defines homosexuality as ‘ the condition of experiencing physical, emotional and sexual attraction to members of one’s own gender.’ They define the term bisexual as ‘a person who experiences emotional, romantic and/or sexual attractions to, or engages in romantic or sexual relationships with, more than one sexx or gender.’ They define heterosexuality as ‘the quality or characteristic of being sexually attracted SOLELY to people of the opposite sexx.’

  3. Holliewuudd October 23, 2019

    I’m gay and I do believe that being a practicing homosexual is a choice. It may not be a choice to have those feelings but to act upon them IS a choice. I’m so sick of other gay folks acting like they don’t know what choices are. Any behavior that we engage in as human beings is attributable to the CHOICES WE MAKE. Again, gay here but living in a time when I wish I weren’t. I wish I didn’t have those innate feelings towards people of the same s**. I wish that I could move past making the CHOICE to act upon those feelings. Anyway, I’m done.

    • stan October 23, 2019

      so if you’re a man and you have feelings for women and act upon them… is that a choice too?

      or is it only a choice when it’s not heteronormative?

      • Holliewuudd October 23, 2019

        As I stated ANY human being makes choices in everything that they do and the behavior they engage in. Reading is fundamental.

    • Neon October 23, 2019

      The majority of homophobic people would probably say it is a choice to have feelings of attraction to another being of the same gender. Most logical people are going to ACT on what FEELS right to them, so your argument is somewhat flawed, but I understand the point all the same.

      • Holliewuudd October 23, 2019

        So, first, I didn’t say having feelings toward the same s** was a choice ( again, reading =fundamental)…what I said was choosing to act upon those feelings is. Whether you choose to eat a burger or steak for dinner, go to the gym or sit on the couch, etc….these are ALL choices. The same holds true for whom someone chooses to fcuk! However, those “natural” feelings are not in my opinion. What I think people have trouble doing is separating the FEELINGS from the ACTIONS. They are not mutually exclusive. To act upon anything is making a choice to do so.

    • Neon October 23, 2019

      You keep telling people how fundamental reading is – yet to don’t seem to be able to comprehend the meaning between the lines of the responses to you. What exactly is your point?

      • Neon October 23, 2019

        As I said, the majority of HOMOPHOBIC people would probably say it’s a choice to have feelings of attraction to another person of the same gender. Irrespective of the subject, it goes against human logic not to want to ACT on something that FEELS right to us, so in that respect, feeling something and acting on it go hand in hand/are one and the same.

      • Holliewuudd October 23, 2019

        Sweetie, logic is thought, behaviors are ACTIONS. You can think it ALL YOU WANT and not CHOOSE to ACT. So, I wholeheartedly disagree with you about feelings and actions going hand in hand. While they are associated, they are different. I dont need to argue with you about common dictionary terms. We can agree to disagree.

    • Neon October 23, 2019

      If you wish so badly not to have feelings of attraction and desire for individuals of thr same s**, then by your own logic, simply choose not to have those feelings, and then act in a manner that supports that choice.

      • Holliewuudd October 23, 2019

        You really have not read a word I’ve said have you? You couldn’t have because in ALL OF MY POSTS I’VE SAID THAT FEELINGS WERE NOT A CHOICE. So, your question doesn’t fit circumstance. Bye

      • Holliewuudd October 23, 2019

        *the

    • Neon October 23, 2019

      I’ve read, heard and clearly understand your broken record of feelings not being a choice. To be clear, I agree with you. My point is, if one has feelings for somebody of the same s**, it’s rational and logical to want to act on those feelings – surely that’s why those feelings exist? Therfore, choosing to act on those feelings goes beyond being a choice, it borders honoring what comes naturally in any given moment. Do deny oneself the chance to be happy, to feel fulfilled, by not acting on what feels right, THAT is as close to living in sin as it gets, imo. I hope you find your inner peace.

      • Holliewuudd October 23, 2019

        Incorrect. See,alot of gay people and people in general try to add grey space to things that are already in black and white. Just because we FEEL something should be a certain way or that terms should denote meanings, that does not make it so. And I’m definitely at peace, boo. Have a great night.

      • Neon October 23, 2019

        Action precedes Thought precedes Feeling. PS logic is more than just thought, it’s thought that appears to make sense. Not to discuss dictionary terminolgy or anything.

      • Neon October 23, 2019

        I think people adding grey space to something that is black and white (is anything ever that clear cut?) is more than an issue with gay people.

        We’ll have to agree to disagree, which is perfectly fine. Have a good night, too, friend. Nice debating with you x

  4. Oh plz October 23, 2019

    Did ya’ll notice the smirk/smile on his face throughout the video??? This fool doesn’t believe a word of what he’s saying and ONLY said this mess to create buzz around the upcoming release of his album. He’s practically giddy with joy over the attention he’s receiving. Smdh

    • Clarkson October 23, 2019

      Is this the first time straight people have used the LGBT community to sell their crap? No
      He is not an ally, he is an opportunist, using gays to create buzz around his dead album, he will still flop. Lol

      • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 October 23, 2019

        AMEN Clarkson

    • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 October 23, 2019

      AMEN. Finally someone else who can see past the BS.

  5. And I … Oop! October 23, 2019

    Just come out Sis! It’s 2019. We’re not here for the word play and mind games. 💅

  6. 🙋🏿‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian 💁🏿‍♀️Not 👹 TROLLmine 💁🏿‍♀️Nor 🗑 TRASHmine October 23, 2019

    Tank is speaking big facts. It goes over a lot of ignorant folks head. It’s not a hard notion to comprehend with basic, adult logic & intelligence.

  7. L’ORANGE October 23, 2019

    Calm down people. Tank is not gay. He is a dude with an opinion. Straight men can support the LGBT community and not be gay. Yes, all humans are naturally attracted to both genders. However, gay is a lifestyle choice. Live and let live

    • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 October 23, 2019

      He is NOT supporting the LGBT community here.

    • SMH October 23, 2019

      Bullsh*t. I am a gay man that has NEVER and will never have any kind of attraction, sexual or otherwise, to a woman. And there are are straight men that are the same way when it comes to the same s**. Being gay isn’t anymore of a “lifestyle” choice than being straight is.

  8. No Time For Fake Ones October 23, 2019

    Sugar In The Tank. PERIOD! (Yung Miami voice)

  9. 4U2SEE October 23, 2019

    WTF Cares??? Who needed fans that bad that they started this homophobia for gay tendencies? Mental Illness is real today.

  10. Moti25 October 23, 2019

    Bye Tank!

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