Friday, April 22, 2011

Lil' B Receives Death Threats for Saying "I'm Gay"

By Rachel Swan
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Anyone who attended Lil' B's show at The Mezzanine last night got to hear the 23-year-old rapper rail about his phobias and discontents, among them a perceived threat of haters. Apparently, Lil' B has every reason to be paranoid. He received a whole spate of death threats after announcing the title of his next album, I'm Gay. Lil' B says it's not a gimmick or a provocation, even though he's avowedly heterosexual (as indicated by the constant repetition of lines like, Hoes on my dick, hoes on my dick). Rather, it's an olive branch to the gay community. "I hope GLAAD sees that I'm taking initial steps to break barriers," the rapper said. (A GLAAD spokesperson told XXL magazine that the organization remains wary, but hopes Lil B's album is "a sincere attempt to be an ally.") Lil B also reminded fans that there are other definitions of the word "gay." "I've never been attracted to a man in my life," he told MTV News. "But yes, I am gay, I'm so happy. I'm a gay, heterosexual male."

But, you know, not in a gay way.


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