UPDATE: Timbaland took to Twitter yesterday and responded to the media jumping on him posting a meme. He says he has nothing against Caitlyn Jenner, and that media outlets took it out of context of the photo from Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America. Read his tweets below.
"Boy some of the media outlets have so many fooled. let me explain this cause i see they are putting up their own headlines to deceive. alot of you guys. this is what happen. i saw a meme post and repost it cause i seen the movie in the post and thought that part of the movie was one of the funniest parts. and somebody decide to take out clay which was said in the movie and put bruce. thats it i didnt make the meme that was posted or said publicly what the meme said. Man i find it funny you can take a something reposted and say "Timbaland said" in the headlines.
But nevertheless that is the story but i doubt they will post this. Not interesting enough for them. now back to my lovely day. i just had to tell the story the correct way. now what u think after that is what u think. i already stated i have nothing against him or anybody who have made that decision. i said that right after he did the interview. Publicly what the media need 2 post is some of the fresh, new talent i repost on my instagram page. thats what the world need to see, show them that."
PREVIOUS: On Monday, the entire world witnessed Bruce Jenner’s transformation to Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair. Once the cover hit the Internet, Caitlyn was met with an outpour of positive support from the LGBTQ community, artists, actors, fans and even President Barack Obama. However, some musicians are less accepting of the transition than others.
Drake Bell was the first to get ridiculed for his tweet when he wrote, “Sorry....still calling you Bruce." He would later delete the tweet and sent a series of backpedaling statements supporting her bravery. “I'm not dissing him! I just don't want to forget his legacy! He is the greatest athlete of all time! Chill out!"
Now, Timbaland has posted on Facebook to share his opinion on Caitlyn. In a meme with a photo from Coming to America, the caption says, “His momma named him Bruce. I’mma call him Bruce.” Immediately, a number of commenters slammed Timbo for being close-minded and transphobic.
The veteran producer has yet to respond in an official statement or on social media.
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