With artists like A$AP Rocky accepting his gay fans and Odd Future championing Frank Ocean’s coming out, it seems hip-hop is slowly embracing homosexuality. But according to veteran MC, Snoop Lion, the genre still has a long way to go.
In a recent interview with NME, Snoop said the Channel Orange crooner’s sexuality is more accepted in ‘the singing world.’
“Frank Ocean ain’t no rapper,” he said. “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.”
The 41-year-old, who has coached his sons’ football teams for years, compared homosexuality in hip-hop to the sport. “It’s like a football team,” he explained. “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.”
But Snoop did point out his support for gay rights, adding “I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies.”
Read the full interview here.