T-Pain Thinks Hip-Hop Needs To Be More Gay-Friendly


After X-Factor was criticized for discrimination against black contestants, rapper T-Pain addressed apparent homophobia in the hip-hop scene. T-Pain claimed that Frank Ocean’s openly gay sexual orientation is the reason why many artists have refused to work with him.

In 2012, Ocean “came out” in a sincere post on his Tumblr page, and his move was well received by many Hollywood stars, including Beyoncé and actress Eve. At that time, Ocean was applauded and admired for his bravery, but T-Pain took a more critical approach.

The rapper claims that a number of artists have refused to work with Ocean because of his sexual orientation. He’s sure it has nothing to do with the talent of the Grammy-winning musician.

“I think the radio is getting more gay-friendly. I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs,” said T-Pain in an interview with VladTV.com.

“I know n**gas that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the f**king song and that’s so terrible to me, man.”

In a series of recent tweets, T-Pain made some pretty senseless remarks trying to promote his open-minded point-of-view, stating, “Attention all homophobic idiots: if you’re not attractive to straight women, you’re probably not attractive to gay men. You can unclench now.”

T-Pain, you hate haters, right?

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