While doing promo for his upcoming reggae inspired album Reincarnated that Snoop Dogg will release under the moniker Snoop Lion, the legendary west cost rapper addressed Hip Hop accepting gay rapper’s, and says it wont happen.
During a recent interview with The Guardian, Snoop spoke out on gays in the Hip Hop industry.
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.
As he continued, Snoop gave his opinion on if he believes Hip Hop would accept a gay rapper, and if Frank Ocean coming out is a sign rapper’s would be accepted as gay:
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.
Snoop Lion’s forthcoming album, Reincarnated, is slated for a April 22nd release.
To read Snoop’s full interview with The Guardian go [here].