Rapper The Game appeared on TMZ Live yesterday to clarify his remarks about closeted gay men on the DL and HIV.
Said the rapper to VLAD TV last week: "Game don’t have a problem with gay people. Game has problem with people who are pretending not to be gay...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 shit is real scary. So, we’ve got to get into the real seriousness of it and it’s just not fair to other people..."
The Game responded to anger over his statements in a series of tweets, one of which suggested that fellow rapper 50 Cent is gay.
TMZ writes, in a separate post:
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation has issued a statement, claiming Game's comments in a recent interview about the gay community are "a powerful reminder that despite the tremendous progress made debunking myths and stereotypes about how HIV is spread, we still have work to do."
The foundation notes, "[Game] seems to be confusing two important facts -- that black and gay communities continue to bare the brunt of the U.S. epidemic."
"Experts agree that the hype around people on the 'down low' driving new infections among either group is just that -- hype."
The SFAF claims they want to speak with The Game because "we'd welcome the chance to help him better understand HIV risk and prevention so he can use his voice to inform and empower."
Listen to The Game explain his remarks on TMZ Live, AFTER THE JUMP...