Common Says He’s Over Homophobic Lyrics

Meant to post this earlier in the week. As noted by Contact Music, which never references where they find their quotes, rap star Common has said he’s made an effort to rid his music of homophobic lyrics:

Common“The singer admits he didn’t realise his words were upsetting fans until he was approached by two devotees after a concert. He says, ‘They was like, ‘Why you keep disrespecting homosexuality?’ I thought about it. I ain’t here to judge ’em, so I just decided not to approach it like that.’ Common has also censored the word ‘n**ger’ in his songs after apologising to TV host Oprah Winfrey for using the derogatory term. He adds, ‘I took out some words on my (new) album after that, because I wanted to show a step for myself toward improving on certain things.'”

Posted September 7, 2007 at 9:20am ETC by Andy Towle
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