Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rapper receives death threats over ‘I’m Gay’ album title

An American rap artist has told MTV that he has received death threats following the announcement that he intends to call his new album I’m Gay.

Lil B made the announcement at the Coachella festival in California last week, and his since claimed to have been sent death threats on Twitter.

He said: ”I’m not gonna stop and I’m not scared of anybody on earth . . . that’s why I titled the album I’m Gay and nobody gonna stop me.”

Lil B said that he was using the word ‘gay’ in the traditional sense and that he supported gay people. “I’m very gay, but I love women. I’m not attracted to men in any way. I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy . . . I’m a gay, heterosexual male.

“I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it. I hope GLAAD sees that I’m taking initial steps to break barriers.”

A spokesman for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) reportedly said that they hope Lil B’s album title is “not a gimmick, and is really a sincere attempt to be an ally.”


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