T-Pain Addresses Homophobia In Hip-Hop
Star says he knows of people who won't work with Frank Ocean due to his sexual orientation...
During an interview with Vlad TV, the rapper explained that being gay is still a taboo in the genre, saying: "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.
"I know n***as 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... What I do ain't going to affect nothing that you got going on."
He went on: "You ever notice how homophobic n***as is all the time? It's like, dude if you ain't gay, then gay things shouldn't bother you, gay people shouldn't bother you.
"You can say gay things but not be seen as gay. You don't gotta say, 'No homo.' You ain't gotta say, 'I want a hot dog, no homo...' Be comfortable with your manhood. We know you f**k bitches my n***a."
T-Pain has previously spoke out about homophobia on Twitter last year, writing: "Attention all homophobic idiots: if you're not attractive to straight women, you're probably not attractive to gay men. You can unclench now."