Kendrick Lamar Speaks on Gay Marriage

The West Coast emcee says he supports President Obama's stance.

Posted: 05/24/2012 04:08 PM EDT

With President Barack Obama now firmly on the "Pro" side of the gay marriage debate, high profile black artists from Jay-Z to Janet Jackson have been publicly coming forward to express solidarity with the commander-in-chief on the controversial issue. In a recent interview with DJ Drama, rising star Kendrick Lamar expressed in no uncertain terms his belief in the right of gays to marry.

"I don’t give a f--k about people doing what they gotta do. That’s your lifestyle, you dig what I’m saying?" he said. "People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it."

Kendrick said he would no more knock someone for not sharing his sexual orientation than he would for not sharing his religious beliefs.

"If you didn’t believe in Jesus I can’t knock you for not [believing], you got your own beliefs and your own morals. I can’t help the way you was born if you was gay. And I can’t change that so do what you gotta do to be happy.”

Lamar is working on his major label debut, Good Kid in a Mad City, due later this year from TDE/Aftermath/Interscope.

 

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