Game Says Gay Rappers Should Come Out of the Closet

Game Says Gay Rappers Should Come Out of the Closet

The Compton rapper urges homosexual peers to be open.

Published September 6, 2011

Homosexuality has historically been one of the few taboo subjects in hip hop, with only the occasional emcee daring to broach the issue and the homophobia that often accompanies it. Game, who's new album, The R.E.D. Album, recently reached number one on the charts, revealed his thoughts on gay rappers who may be in the closet in a new interview with Atlanta's Hot 107.9.

"I think there are several rappers that are in the closet and gay, and see those are the type of gay people that the only type of gay people that I have a problem with," Game said.

"I don't have a problem with gay people. Like, Beyoncé should've said, 'Who run the world? Gays,' because they're everywhere and rightfully so. Do you. It's a free country. Be gay, you can do that," he continued.

Game made clear that although people should be able to love whom they choose, he takes issue with those who decide to keep their sexuality a secret.

"Game don't have a problem with gay people. Game has a problem with people that are pretending not to be gay and are gay because the number-one issue with that is that you could be fooling somebody and you could give them AIDS and they can die and so that in the closet s**t is real scary," he said.

In Game's view, gay people owe it to others to be open about their lifestyle.

"So, we've got to get into the real seriousness of it and it's just not fair to other people if you gay, just say you gay. Be gay and be proud," he added.



(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Written by Reggie Ugwu


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