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04/19/2007


Christian Rapper Bizzle Records Anti-Gay Version of Macklemore's 'Same Love': LISTEN

Christian rapper Bizzle has written an anti-gay version of Macklemore's "Same Love" rapped over the song's instrumental.

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On the track, Bizzle slams comparisons of the gay civil rights movement to the African-American civil rights movement (my transcripts):

You rather fight God than fight sin / The Bible is alright until it calls what you like sin / And I feel so disrespected that you were so desperate / You would compare your sexual habits to my skin / Calling it 'the new black?' Tell me, where they do that? / They hung us like tree ornaments, where were you at? / They burned us for entertainment, you go through that?" / Moms raped in front of their kids while they shoot dad / Ever been murdered just for trying to learn how to read, bro? / Show of hands? I didn't think so / So quit comparing the two it ain't the same fight / You can play straight. We can never play white.

Using black people as pawns for your agenda / These sell-out rappers that do whatever you tell em.

Bizzle also says that being gay is a choice:

"Man I ain't choose this!" You think you chose that?

"Well I was born this?" Well prove me you were born that.

Gays are like pedophiles:

You were never oppressed. The devil was a liar / The only thing oppressed was your sexual desire / Keeping your desires oppressed is so lame to you / But when you get married that's what you expect your mate to do / It angers you if I compare you to a pedophile / Because he's sick, right, and you're better, how?

Samelove_bizzleGays should not have marriage because they already have domestic partnerships and God says marriage is between a man and a woman.:

But you were never a girl. He was once nine so at one time in his life it was just fine. / What makes your laws right? / I'm not buying it so put it in the same trash can you put that Bible in. / See how that cycle is? / Nobody wants to repent of their evil so we all try justifying it. / And you say it's about rights but you lying though - domestic partnerships gave you rights a long time ago. / God created marriage when he did he defined it though so why is it that you want what he created but denying no. / It's not wicked enough switching the definition you want it done by a Christian in a church he worships in?

And gays should not use the rainbow as a Gay Pride symbol because it belongs to Christians:

And that rainbow you using is a gay pride symbol? It represents a covenant with God if you didn't know. Check Genesis 9:13 for the info. Homie, the poor spiritual, you don't know what you in for. I ain't saying your sins worse, but it is sin, though.

Of course, Bizzle says he's not a hater even though he justifies calling gay a "defect" in the lyrics as well:

It's funny how the media portays things / They really pushing hard for this gay thing / And it's so wicked how they manipulate things / Can't even disagree without them making it a hate thing /

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Writes Sketch the Journalist at the Houston Chronicle:

This is not the first time Bizzle has offered his take on the mainstream hip hop industry. He first gained national attention for saying Jay-Z had some “Explaining to Do” about his use of dark imagery. He’s also released songs specifically targeting the media messages promoted by artists like Rick Ross, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Launch Anti-Discrimination PSA: VIDEO

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USA's 'Characters Unite' project and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have joined forces for a new campaign to fight all forms of discrimination and hate, calling on people to not "stand for it" anymore.

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You may recall the last 'Characters Unite' segment we posted, featuring New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz helping a bullied gay teen overcome his fears of the locker room.

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Leave Macklemore Alone: VIDEO

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Macklemore is facing criticism from some parts of the LGBT population for "Same Love" and its success, and vlogger Arielle Scarcella isn't having it.

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Neither is Dan Savage, who adds:

Damned if they do, damned if they don't—we've heard this song before.

The queers complaining about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis now remind me of the queers who used to bitch and bitch and bitch about how big beer companies didn't advertise in queer publications or sponsor pride parades. ("Queer people drink a lot of beer! They want us to support them and buy their beer but they don't want to support us and our community!") But when big beer companies began advertising in queer publications and sponsoring pride parades... the exact same queers who had been complaining about how big beer companies weren't advertising in queer publications or sponsoring pride parades immediately started bitching about how the beer companies were trying to profit off our sexuality. ("The pride parade is not for sale! We are a community, not a commodity!") Blah blah bitchy blah.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Dish with Ellen on Grammys, Relationships, Success: VIDEO

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Fresh off their four Grammy wins, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dropped by Ellen to discuss their success, relationships, and who they’re rooting for in the upcoming Super Bowl.

The duo also chatted about the mass wedding ceremony that took place during their Grammy performance of the gay rights anthem “Same Love.” Lewis’s sister and her boyfriend were one of the 34 couples who tied the knot on Sunday. 

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34 Couples Wed at the Grammys to Macklemore's Gay Rights Anthem 'Same Love': VIDEO

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Queen Latifah married 34 couples, gay and straight, during a performance by Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert of their gay rights anthem "Same Love".

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The trio was joined by Madonna, who sang an adapted version of her hit "Open Your Heart" as the couples embraced and exchanged rings.

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34 Couples to Marry On-Air at the Grammys During Gay Rights Anthem 'Same Love'

Queen Latifah is set to officiate a mass gay wedding at tonight's Grammys, at a performance which will also include a special guest, the NYT reports:

Same_macklemoreBut the producers behind the program, which is to be broadcast live by CBS at 8 p.m., are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be a much more solemn event: an on-air wedding of 34 couples — gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors. The ceremony will be part of the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s performance of their Grammy-nominated song “Same Love,” which became a marriage-equality anthem last year just as that issue was drawing intense national attention.

Mr. Lewis, the group’s producer, said that the weddings “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”

The segment follows what the Grammy organizers said was the show’s long history of addressing timely social issues through music, like Elton John’s duet in 2001 with Eminem, who was then widely criticized as homophobic.

“We’re serious about this,” said Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys.

The couples involved were forced to sign confidentiality agreements and not tell their families, according to the paper.


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