Rappers React to Lil B "Gay" LP Title

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Rappers React to Lil B “Gay” LP Title

Talib Kweli, Freddie Gibbs and k!ller Mike weigh in on the name of the Based God’s new controversial album…

Over the weekend, the rap world went nuts after a video of Lil B announcing the title of his new album was posted on hundreds of web sites all over the ‘net. For those still playin’ catch-up, The 2011 Freshman told the crowd at Coachella during his performance on Saturday (April 16), that his new disc will be called, I’m Gay. [Watch above]

Onstage, B explained he’s naming the LP that, not because he lives that lifestyle, but because he wants to illustrate that “words don’t mean sh*t.” XXLMag.com reached out to various artists from the East, the South and the Mid-West: Talib Kweli, Freddie Gibbs and k!ller Mike; to find out their reactions to the news.

“Immediately (upon hearing the hubbub) I’m like not that’s a fu*kin’ social experiment, if I’ve ever heard one,” Kwe told XXL. “Look I don’t care who you sleep with at the end of the day. I don’t care if Lil B’s gay or not. It doesn’t change my life in any way, but for him to name his album I’m Gay, issues such a challenge to his fans. I’m not sure if it’s brilliant or not but what he did with that, in one fell swoop was challenge every single bandwagon fan. Like are you really down with me or not. And me as an artist, I have no choice but to respect that. “

Gibbs, also a former XXL Freshman alum, sees it differently. “[The] Lil B sh*t was funny at first but now I feel like it’s just a bunch of white people laughing at a n*gga, like a minstrel show. sh*t is wack. I ain’t dissin’ gays, if you gay that’s yo biz.”

Mike Bigga, on the other hand, feels as if he understands B’s strategy behind the title. “He’s a happy guy, Gay means happy,” the ATLien reminded readers. “It makes perfect sense to me. It’s a provocative, bold thing to me. That’s what B does. It’s not as shocking to me. From a social element . . . this just feels like knocking down walls and stereotypes, embracing controversy and flipping it. Bravo to him for being the next Madonna. I also don’t think Lil B could ever make some of the music that I make. If he’s rapping about (gay) lifestyle the whole album, no I probably wouldn’t want to hear it. If he’s rapping on some hip-hop sh*t and it’s a weird a.ss, weird Lil B album . . . I’d probably buy it like i I did his last (album) and have a little laugh.”

Regardless of the differences in opinion, one thing Kweli points out is that the rap world as a whole is becoming more accepting of different lifestyle choices as it continues to grow up, which as he implies, is a move in a more positive direction. “I’m happy to see young hip-hop heads move out of the homophobia,” he said. “Regardless of what your stance is on gay people, homophobia or the act and practice of it is extra wack. “ —Jesse Gissen with additional reporting from Mark Lelinwalla and Nicole LoPresti


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 04-18-2011, 11:43 AM         #2
Sam Rothstein 
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I'm gay.
 04-18-2011, 11:44 AM         #3
sourkush 
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lmao.
 7 years ago '11        #4
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I'm gay.
 04-18-2011, 11:48 AM         #5
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kweli was right, he really is testin his fans tolerance
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 04-18-2011, 11:49 AM         #7
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Lil B sh*t was funny at first but now I feel like it’s just a bunch of white people laughing at a n*gga, like a minstrel show

^this. all dey see is a **** who sayin some wild s**t and think its funny.
 04-18-2011, 11:49 AM         #8
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 flix02 said:


I’m not sure if it’s brilliant or not but what he did with that, in one fell swoop was challenge every single bandwagon fan. Like are you really down with me or not. And me as an artist, I have no choice but to respect that.

“Regardless of what your stance is on gay people, homophobia or the act and practice of it is extra wack. “ —Jesse Gissen with additional reporting from Mark Lelinwalla and Nicole LoPresti

What I been saying, but then again Kweli is an intellectual.
 7 years ago '07        #10
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Good sh*t Talib! He said lil' b is challenging his fans "Are you really down with me" ..that's a good way to think about it. Who knows .. I expected Gibbs to say that ..kinda real, but simple mindedness at the same time, people of all races are listening to lil' b music. Crazy enough, dope as Gibbs is I know some people that think he's just another rapper TRYING to be on the modern hip hop tip. It is what is ..

Not a lil' b fan.


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 7 years ago '05        #11
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I'm gay.
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Im gay too!
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 pabloescobarjr said:
Lil B sh*t was funny at first but now I feel like it’s just a bunch of white people laughing at a n*gga, like a minstrel show

^this. all dey see is a **** who sayin some wild s**t and think its funny.
But..... It isn't any worse than a **** cosciously typing out "Dey" because he's obsessed with sounding hood through text......
 7 years ago '06        #15
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 Giuseppe554 said:

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yea maybe if you lil b was hiphop, that young fu*kin n*gga is a disgrace
 7 years ago '09        #17
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wtf is goin on in here
 7 years ago '10        #19
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 iPod160 said:
maybe he just has a habit of typin dey.

anyway, I wanna talk about the crowd reaction. If that is what its gonna be like, then he might need another gimmick. They kinda laughed at him briefly...nothin too crazy.
coachella crowd =/= Lil B crowd
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 Joe Budden said:
I'm gay.
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I'm gay.
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I'm gay.



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