The ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ franchise is renown for serving up ratchet reality on weekly rotation. However, in an interesting move, the show used its platform this week to broadcast an engaging debate.
Titled ‘Out In Hip-Hop,’ the spin-off panel discussion honed in on what is still a taboo topic in the hyper-masculine arena of Rap – homosexuality.
Born out of uproar caused by the arrival of gay couple Milan and Miles on the Hollywood branch of the series, the one-off special (hosted by TJ Holmes) featured both gay and straight artists as well as cultural figures waxing honest about their experiences in the industry.
Featured were the likes of Ray J, Lil Fizz, and D.M.C from iconic group Run D.M.C.
Can a gay rapper ever succeed in the mainstream? Are they already doing so now? What really happens “behind the scenes”? These questions and more are addressed with refreshing candidness.
Watch below as ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ gets real (for real) after the jump…
A very forward-thinking discussion. Kudos to all involved.