Not all hip-hop artists have spoken out publically in favor of Frank Ocean, who recently admitted to falling in love with a man, but those who have talked on record have almost exclusively had positive things to say about the musician. Now 50 Cent has joined them.
Citing President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage as well as Ocean’s immense talent, the rapper told MTV UK he cares far more about what the singer producers than what he does in his bedroom. In fact, he doesn’t understand why anyone would feel differently.
It’s hard not to be proud of the hip-hop community over the past week. Ocean’s coming out was widely seen as a huge moment for the genre and its artists, and the bigger names have really stepped up and delivered. Tolerance, acceptance and love are far more powerful than bigotry, hatred and exclusion. It’s awesome to see so many realize that. Hopefully, this will wind up being a catalyst for young people to find a greater appreciation of themselves, regardless of their sexual preferences.
Even with Target refusing to stock his album as payback for releasing it early on iTunes, Ocean’s newest Channel Orange is widely expected to move a lot of units this week. Some will argue the figures are directly relatable to the musician’s announcement, but I choose to think it’s performances like this that have people so on board.
Enthusiastic about Clue, case-of-the-week mysteries, the NBA and cookies at Disney World. Less enthusiastic about the pricing structure of cable, loud noises and Tuesdays.
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