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50 Cent To Headline At Cyndi Lauper's LGBT Youth Benefit Concert

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The line up for Cyndi Lauper’s Home For the Holidays benefit concert have been announced and this year’s roster is shaping up to be rather interesting. For the past four years Lauper has produced the concert series in collaboration with her True Colors Fund, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about homeless, queer youth.

"I am astounded by the artists who continue to give of their time and talent each and every year and I am so excited by the line-up who are joining us in December,” Lauper exclaimed in a statement. “The concert plays such an important role in supporting the True Colors Fund's work to ensure that no young person is homeless again because of their sexual orientation or gender identity."

In addition to Salt-n-Pepa, Natalie Maines, and Sufjan Stevens, 50 Cent will lend his talents to this year’s show. Curtis Jackson, better known by his stage name, has a storied history of fending off rumors about his sexuality in addition to lashing out at the gay community.

In 2010 Jackson drew heat from Truth Wins Out over a series of tweets relating about oral sex that were interpreted as homophobic. Jackson suggested that men who do not perform oral sex on women should kill themselves, a message that particularly ill-timed considering that 19 year-old Tyler Clementi had recently killed himself after being publicly outed as gay.

“The other night I made a joke about a blow job,” Jackson explained. “My male followers enjoyed it. So I then went on to joke about women receiving the same.”

“[Somehow] they turned a simple joke about oral sex into a anti gay statement. I have nothing against people who choose and alternative life.”

In an interview with Playboy back in 2004, Jackson said:

"I ain't into fa**ots. I don't like gay people around me, because I'm not comfortable with what their thoughts are. I'm not prejudiced. I just don't go with gay people and kick it - we don't have that much in common. I'd rather hang out with a straight dude. But women who like women, that's cool."

Home For the Holidays will take place on December 6th.


'Los Idolos' A Drag Salute to Five Queer Icons of Color

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The minds behind Hard French are on a mission to revolutionize the dance party scene one fete at a time. The dance collective is kicking off San Francisco’s pride with Los Idolos, a love letter-cum-dance party dedicated to queer visionaries of color,

“We wanted to honor a group queer folks of color who were creative and fierce and inspiring but don't often get recognized in the (usually white gay male) mainstream histories of Pride.” Said Devon Devine, Hard French’s event producer.

The concept for Los Idolos centers around Jackie Shane, a black, genderqueer soul singer who made her mark in Toronto’s early 60s soul scene.

 

 

“Jackie Shane ties in directly to the music we DJ at Hard French,” Devine explained. “Her role in queer history is largely understated and Pride was the perfect time to bring her story to the forefront of our event.”

The party, Devine says, is meant both to inspire and remind us all of pride’s political origins. 

“'Pride' has become so commodified that we often don't remember or recognize that Pride started as a protest - fighting police for our right to exist, coming out and marching down streets to be proud of who we are.”

Watch Hard French channel their inner Grace Jones, Freddie Mercury, Josephine Baker, Juan Gabriel, and Pedro Almodóvar in a teaser video for this Sunday’s event  AFTER THE JUMP...

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50 Cent is 'MaleFiftyCent': VIDEO

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50 Cent drags up the Disney hit.

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Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon Perform Broadway Versions of Rap Hits: VIDEO

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Jimmy Fallon is known for presenting off-beat musical interludes on his late night talk show (e.g. Idina, Paul Rudd, The Boss, Miley, JGL, JT, Mariah et al). The latest installment? Anne Hathaway pairing up with the funny-man to perform Broadway versions of rap songs. The duo covered Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” 50 Cent’s “In Da Club,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “B---- Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

Anne even gives a shout out to all the “Hatha-haters” out there.

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50 Cent Accuses Diddy of Gay Love Triangle on Instagram, Deletes It

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Rapper 50 Cent continued his long history of anti-gay social media trolling on Sunday with a now-deleted Instagram post suggesting Diddy was in a gay love triangle.

Hollywood Life reports:

50 Cent’s Mar. 2 Instagram post, which he deleted very quickly after posting, is made up of two photos: one of Steve and Diddy hugging in pink shirts, and the other of Diddy and Rick looking like they’re about to kiss thanks to the awkward angle of the photo. Fifty captioned the pic very cheekily, writing, “I ain’t saying nothing, but something ain’t right. Lmao #smsaudio.”

The Instagram was offensive — not only to Diddy, Rick, and Steve, but also to gays everywhere — and the fact that he pulled the post seems to be an acknowledgement of that.


Rapper 'The Game' Suggests 50 Cent is Gay, Tries to Clarify Remarks About the 'Down Low' and HIV: VIDEO

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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..."

50centthegame 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...

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