Rapper Lil’ B made headlines at the Coachella music festival over the weekend after he announced that the title of his upcoming album will be “I’m Gay.” Now, as more mainstream artists attract attention for embracing the industry’s gay fans, Lil’ B may be the first well-known rapper to openly court them.
In the wake of recent sex panics in the hip-hop world, first around Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee’s arrest and then Malcolm X’s biography, I asked three educators talk about how they’ve approached this huge topic in their hip-hop classes.
The Los Angeles Lakers have released a video public service announcement that calls for greater “compassion and acceptance.” The PSA follows last week’s game in which NBA superstar and basketball diva Kobe Bryant was caught on camera calling a referee a “f*cking faggot.”
In the video, a young woman sits patiently while her boyfriend attempts to do her makeup having only observed her applying it herself. And he does a pretty good job, despite making a few unforced errors (using the wrong brushes, mistaking blush for eyeshadow), cracking jokes about them as he goes.
*You got to love gender non-conformity!