Rapper Murs’ ‘Animal Style’ is Tragic Gay Love Story About the Closet: VIDEO


34-year-old rapper Murs (aka Nick Carter) released a powerful video last week called "Animal Style" depicting the ill-fated relationship of two young gay men, and the closet that destroys them both.

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MursWrites Murs about the video:

"Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons,. The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It's also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort."

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"Animal Style" is from the forthcoming album Love & Rockets, Volume 2: The Declaration.

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