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Rapper Tyler the Creator Blasts Neo-Nazis with 'Homo Erotic' Interracial Ad for Gay Pride T-Shirt

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Rapper Tyler the Creator began selling a t-shirt this week under his 'Golf Wang' fashion label intended to make a statement against homophobia by appropriating a white supremacist symbol and coloring it with a rainbow.

Tyler explained on his Tumblr:

It was a period in time where all i wanted to do was read about different dictators across the world. The way that one man could control so many brains always intrigued me. This opened a door to a lot of things, one of them being the Nazi regime during the 40s. Soaking my brain with as much info as i could on the subject, i pondered to myself if there was anyone still pushing this Nazi propaganda during these days? That is when i came across Neo-Nazis, The Ku Klux Klan and The White Nationalist Community. To make it simple, its just a group of Caucasians who take pride in being white. Nothing wrong with that correct? But the weird thing is that its primarily supported by White Supremacist organizations.( KKK, Aryan Nation, Etc) Now it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that these guys aren’t fans of Blacks, Gays, Asians or anything else that doesn’t fit in “white” box.

Now having the thought process that i have, i asked myself some questions: What if a black guy wore this logo on a shirt? Would he be promoting self hate? Would he be taking the power out of a shape? What if a gay guy wore this on a shirt? Would he promoting Homophobia? Then BAM! I Had it. Throw a little rainbow in the logo ( i still wonder, who was the guy that said a rainbow is the gay symbol? thats another article stay tuned) and take a photo with a white guy in it and we have an amazing photo. The thing that tops it off is the homo erotic tone of the hand holding, which to some degree HAS to piss off the guys who takes this logo serious. This made the photo even more important to me, because it was me playing with the idea of taking the power out of something so stupid. Or maybe my whole idea on this is stupid. Who knows, but why not try it out?

Tyler also made note of past controversies. In 2011, NME made note that his album Goblin used the word "faggot" and its variants 213 times. He explained at the time:

"I’m not homophobic. I just think 'faggot' hits and hurts people. It hits. And 'gay' just means you’re stupid. I don't know, we don’t think about it, we're just kids. We don’t think about that shit. But I don't hate gay people. I don't want anyone to think I’m homophobic."

In 2013 he explained himself again:

”That’s just a word, you can take the power out of that word. The way that I see things, it's you choose to be offended if you care more about stuff like that. And that might sound very ignorant, but if you're a black person and someone calls you the n-word and you get offended, maybe you might be. But if I know that I'm not a n-word...I'm not gonna get offended because I know that I'm not that. Frank [Ocean] is gay and I use that word all the time. He doesn't care because he knows me. He knows when I say that word I'm not thinking of someone's sexual orientation. It's just another word that has no meaning."

Tyler said this week, in the Tumblr post explaining the anti-homophobia t-shirt:

Also, ever since my career started, ive been labeled as a homophobe, simply because of my use of the word faggot. Again, trying to take the power out of something, I WAS NEVER REFERRING TO SOMEONES SEXUAL PREFERENCE WHEN USING THAT WORD. I mean, i’m legit one of the least homophobic guys to walk this earth but, most people just read the surface. But maybe someone will see this photo and say “ hey, he’s just mocking gays” or “ this has a negative undertone to it, he is still pushing this homophobic whatever the f--k it is”. What ever it is, i just wanted to give you guys some background info on the design before you purchase the shirt. You should know what you are wearing. be safe, love. RACISM F--KING SUCKS golfwang.com


Le1f Seeks Out A Mysterious Light In 'Sup' - VIDEO

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Gay rapper Le1f just released the video for his song "Sup." It doesn't have soda-doused men, burger-slingers or sexy Pikachu like his other videos, but it does feature him on the search for a far-off power.

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You Are Not Ready For Brooke Candy's Overwhelming 'Opulence' - VIDEO

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If you've never seen a Brooke Candy video, you are in for a freakishly delightful treat. Candy is an over-the-top rapper who takes the glitz, glamor, sex and violence of gangster rap videos to a ridiculous (and often beautiful) degree.

She recently dropped the Steven Klein-directed video for her song "Opulence" — which may allude to its famous use in the Blatino drag documentary Paris Is Burning — and the vid is as eye-popping as it is insane. In fact, Lady Gaga's own former stylist Nicola Formichetti helped create Candy's look for this dark, diamond-incrusted thrill ride.

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Candy's five-song EP drops this May 5. And if you dig this song, check out Candy's pink-upholstered limo; freakishly long golden press-on nails and quasi-Satanic weed orgy in her earlier song "Das Me."

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Le1f's 'Wut' Inspires Some Amazing Dancing From A to Z: VIDEO

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Krumping. The Rumba. East Coast Swing. They're all types of dance that get us excited and moving. Now thanks to Diesel Jeans (and a cast of very talented dancers), you can see 26 dance moves from A to Z that'll make you wanna hit the dance floor.

You may also recognize the video's music as gay rapper Le1f's song "Wut" — it's the song he accused Macklemore of ripping off.

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Gay Rapper Fly Young Red Talks Sex, Hip Hop, and ‘Boy Pussy’: LISTEN

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In an interview with Da-Doo Dirty Show host DJ Baker, openly gay rapper Fly Young Red talks about his music, his path from ‘straight’ rapping to ‘gay rapping’ and, as you might expect from someone with a song titled “Throwing Boy Pussy,” sex. 

After acknowledging that he’s had some shade thrown his way because of his recent hit, he went on to talk about when he started including gay subject matter into his work:

I was rapping when I was sixteen and I had, you know, a song on the radio. I was rapping with a group and like I said they were straight and I mean, I don’t know, like I backed up for a minute. I’m a poet by nature so I never lost, you know what I'm saying, anything that I was doing, and it’s in my heart to do it, you know what i’m saying? So I kept up with it or whatever but I just started openly gay rapping in September.

Listen to the rest of the interview, AFTER THE JUMP…

(Warning: work-unfriendly language)

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No, Gay Rapper Fly Young Red Didn't Just Join Lil' Wayne's Music Label

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UPDATE: Fly Young Red has confirmed this as untrue on his Twitter account.

There are conflicting reports flying around regarding Fly Young Red — the young, gay rapper who recently released a video for his song “Throw That Boy Pussy.” According to 24-Hour Hip-Hop, the rapper just signed onto rapper Lil’ Wayne’s music label Young Money Entertainment (also called Young Money Cash Money Billionaires or YMCMB):

With such blatantly vulgar and homosexually charged lyrics, an industry power-move such as his YMCMB signing is shocking. When asked for a comment, Young Money capo Lil’ Wayne stated, “Good music is good music. Gay, straight, black, white, blue, or purple. Good music is just good music. Have you ever been in the club when that joint came on? Ni--as go crazy when that drop. I had to make him YMCMB.”

When asked for his thoughts on the signing, Cash Money headman Birdman stated, “I support everything my young’n do. Young’n brought Red into the boardroom, we met behind closed doors, we spoke like men, we handled business like bosses. We ended up making him a offer he couldn’t refuse. It’s YMCMB forever, ya dig? We support Red movement and what he tryna accomplish. We definitely support the movement."

However, XXL Mag is reporting that YMCMB President Mack Maine has flatly denied that his label has in fact signed Fly Young Red to their label.

24-Hour Hip-Hop says that Fly Young Red declined to make any statements.


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