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Snoop Lion Says Coming Out In The Rap World Is Tough

Written by Marc Zanotti on April 8, 2013

Snoop Lion/Dogg has expressed doubts that homosexuality will ever be fully embraced within the hip hop community. Speaking with The Guardian, Snoop said that although Frank Ocean came out as bisexual last year, he believes it’s harder for rappers to open about their sexuality:

“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.”

For Snoop’s part, the rapper/reggae artist has no qualms with homosexuality and likens the struggles of the gay community to that of African Americans:

“I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies.

“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.”

Snoop recently proclaimed his support for same sex marriage during an interview with The Huffington Post. In regards to Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that aims to ban gay marriage in California, Snoop said people should live and let live:

“People can do what they want and as they please. Satisfy yourself accordingly. I have no issues with nobody. I live for me and I live my life doing what I do, so you should have the right to do whatever you want to do.”

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