Lil Yachty

Nothing was going right for a suburban Atlanta kid who struggled for years to sign his first record deal. The Gay Agenda had already taken hold in America's black suburbs when former U.S. President Obama made it safe for the last bastion of masculinity in the hood -- rappers and drug dealers -- to flaunt their homosexuality.

Obama helped lessen the stigma of homosexuality in the hood by throwing his full support behind Hollywood's Gay Agenda. His single most important legacy is legalizing same sex marriage in the U.S.

Obama opened the doors for prominent rappers like Jay-Z and Kanye West to publicly support homosexuality without fear of backlash.

Suddenly, gay rappers were everywhere. Record labels actively searched for safe homosexual artists to sign.

Miles Parks McCollum, with his red dreads, multicolor grills and safe lyrics, fit the bill perfectly.

"We Should All Be Li'l Yachty," reads a headline in a recent issue of GQ magazine. The writer discussed the allegations of cultural appropriation surrounding the cover for Yachty's first album, Teenage Emotions, which shows a teen gay couple kissing.

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Some observers -- mostly straight liberals -- praised Yachty and the record label for promoting inclusivity in hip hop.

But the gays grow wary of black rappers, such as Yachty and Young Thug, stealing elements of the gay community for their own profit and fame.

“I think hip-hop has changed quite a bit from the ’90s going into the 2000s, with rap becoming so obsessed with [fashion] designers and this and that,” says Kenneth Capello, the photographer who shot Yachty's first album cover. “You have all these designers who are gay, and [rappers] are aware of this, so maybe they cut the [gay] f-word out of some of their songs."

But the hostility unleashed in Yachty's comments section on Instagram.com exposed the harsh reality that he is treading a delicate line.

There are two Yachty's; the one who was raised mainly by his mother in Mableton, Georgia, and the 19-year-old rapper who is being used as a pawn by the gay establishment to normalize homosexuality among the black youth.

The two worlds clash often.

In this month's FADER cover story, the writer describes patiently waiting while Yachty yells at his father, hip hop photographer Shannon McCollum, over the phone.

“I’m not a child” and “You’re treating me like I’m 12,” Yachty repeatedly yells at the man who wasn't there for most of his childhood. The lack of a male role model in his life magnified his insecurities.

By the time he was 18, Yachty was arrested for passing counterfeit credit cards at a shopping mall in Palm Beach Gardens, a suburb near Miami, Florida.

An alert employee at the hat store LIDS suspected Yachty was using a stolen credit card to make purchases. He told mall security who called police.

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Police arrived and caught Yachty, who politely turned over a fraudulent credit card. His accomplice, Clarence Logan, 21, of Douglasville, Ga., was busted minutes later after a brief foot chase outside Nordstrom.

Between them, they had a combined total of 34 fraudulent credit cards, including Western Union and Paypal cards, in their possession.

Even though it's a felony to commit grand larceny across state lines, Yachty's record was soon expunged.

In the 1970s and '80s, black youth had real role models to look up to and emulate. Today, they have gay rappers such as Li'l Yachty, Young Thug and A$AP Rocky, leading the assault on black male masculinity.

  • Pamela

    Sandra, please stop.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Makes no sense to me. Was listening to Tom Joyner for a minute on the way to work and Sherri Shepard and Kym Whitley were taking their young sons to get manicures and pedicures. and they both let them get colored nails calling it "artistic expression". NO, teach these boys to be men, gentlemen and these girls to be women, ladies. It's good to teach your child proper grooming and there's nothing wrong with a man getting a manicure or pedicure of a masculine nature.
    The problem is parents. Everyone is so scared to parent their children anymore, men and women. And it has created a generation of confused, entitled, no guildeline having, no morality children!!!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I just don't care no more about what people do in this world! Rather they for the g*y rights or not, I'm just doing me and I hope everyone else just do them....

  • Jefferey Franklin

    There is so many attacks in the article its hard to keep track of the agenda of the author........jeez....

  • AJ

    So now mumble rap is President Obama's fault?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SMR: when former U.S. President Obama made it safe for the last bastion of masculinity in the hood — rappers and drug dealers
    How do you figure that rappers and drug dealers are masculine?
    Do tell us.

  • MsPam

    I'm here for all of this!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Don't bother because Sandra is so confused and self-hating that it's not funny but truly sad.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Your mentality in the black community is why boys join gangs and beat women--false idea of what masculinity is.
    Troll forth.

  • Willetta

    Mr. Obama also said "Brothers need to pull up their pants. It's Stupid!" They didn't listen to that! Sorry Sandy, there is someone else pushing THAT agenda for reasons that us native African Americans are WELL AWARE of!! Be VERY CAREFUL who you allow to pull your strings ... ask Tiger & OJ. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fed3926dd7d3d563c4de3c2a991c1f88d8742e3a80cac49a002c3a021f0c138f.jpg

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    I swear he is Special needs so Imma hold my mule on him.. he should be talking about his disability

  • Coy little wink

    This is yo kinfolk Auntie....where is the love?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So Yachty aint got no daddy bc and was raised by a single mom? Who in the hell is the cat who STAYS speaking out in defense of his music and has been extra involved then since he dropped?

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    she is too cute!

  • the guest

    My children don't like rap music and with all the nonsense surrounding rap these days I feel blessed. Even though my husband and I like old school rap, our kids are not into rap.

    Rap is not the only cultural music made by black people. There's a whole world of cultural music other than rap made by black and brown people.

  • the guest

    That's sick. Boys have no business in the nail or hair salon or in a beauty supply store. If dad is working, drop sons off at Lego brick club or day camp or a kids class and pick them up after female personal care appointments.

  • deanya

    Lol 1 this doesn't even talk about what he said 2. None of the rappers she named are gay lol there's actually out of the closet gay rappers name them instead of lying 3. How jay and Kanye do anything for gay rappers? ??? i know its a blog but i mean do better writing yo

  • Please Stop The Madness

    The damn boy (he only damn 19 yo) smokes no weed or does any drugs. Doesn’t drink. Said he doesn’t make music about either bc he cant relate. Is positive. Gives back but still gets dragged. Why? Its okay to not like his music. But damn. Yall a rough crowd. Instead of downing why not uplift. Shit.

  • tynamight

    But the gays grow wary of black rappers, such as Yachty and Young Thug, stealing elements of the gay community for their own profit and fame.
    ***
    The Gays (or anyone else for that matter) need not want these fools as role models. They are USING their culture for money and fame. Plus, Yachty sounds like he needs a little more schooling and lot more JESUS. It would do him some good.

  • Renee26

    You can't blame Obama for nothing related to no Lil Yachty...he struggled to get in the industry because he is trash...he is only there now because he looks like a damn clown, not a gay man.....Don't try to throw ASAP Rocky in their category...he's not nearly as clownish and we can understand what he says when he raps.

  • tynamight

    How dare you insult trash!!!!

  • tynamight

    "Positive"??? Try again...

  • Renee26

    LMAO...chile his music hurts my ears

  • tynamight

    You done bopped your head one good time. Tell the truff...

  • tynamight

    LOL I feel ashamed for laughing...

  • tynamight

    Yes. Yes, it is! Where have you been???

  • Please Stop The Madness

    He got in one incident with some stolen credit cards...as a TEEN. It was expunged. Not bc he was selling dope. Not because of a gun. He did something a dumb kid would do. Said since then he is trying to be as clean imaged as possible to set an example. What else you got?

  • Renee26

    I even stopped drinking Sprite Lol

  • Please Stop The Madness

    "It's a big responsibility," Lil Yachty says in a new mini-documentary with iD about his status as a role model. "That's when you realize you have a huge amount of youth and teenagers all around, looking up to you."

    Not far removed from being a kid himself, the 19-year-old Atlanta rapper understands his influence on his youthful fans. "That's why I try to always keep a positive message," he says. "Always push positivity because they're listening to what you say. If you have that effect on children, use it for good."

    "I like to stay 100% clean," Yachty continues. "I don't party, I don't club. I just try to stay out of negativity's way and I try to keep a clean image."

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Fathers always show up after their sons hit the big time. He's lucky Yachty didn't shun him.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Is this your daughter? She's a cutie!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I thought my post was very straight forward. The problem is you can't see the ongoing destruction of the black community right before your eyes.

  • Renee26

    That's good. I hope the kids are listening for content...I can't do that type of music, it hurts my old ears

  • Music lover

    Why does yatcheys hair style look like a bag of hot Cheetos glued to his hair ?
    Or maybe I'm just really hungry

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Like Snoop said of the newcomers at the hip hop awards, he was once a newcomer and they said the exact same shit about him. I try to keep an open mind and set of ears. this dude aint my speed but when you step on the scene and immediatley get huge endorsements, that is something that doesnt happen everyday.

  • freelancepimp .

    This was probably part of the plan all along. There has to be a reason why such trash got signed. Now it makes sense, there was clearly an agenda.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Says the queen who boosted from stores and went on shopping sprees with other people's credit cards.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He was 18, not 12. Teens don't go on shopping sprees with 34 stolen credit cards.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Obama was the torch runner for homosexual rights. He laid the foundation during his 8 years as president

  • Ms.Vanilla

    In the 1970s and ’80s, black youth had real role models to look up to and emulate. Today, they have gay rappers such as Li’l Yachty, Young Thug and A$AP Rocky, leading the assault on black male masculinity.
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    They still have real role models. Just look in your back yard youngins. They are NOT celebrities, they are your fathers... Non ghetto hard working men. They are still out there.

  • Renee26

    And that's related to Lil Yachty how??

  • Willetta

    this l'il hot mama is my Grand daughter.Thanks!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Obama opened the door for gay rappers to proliferate without much backlash.

  • Willetta

    Thanks!

  • shun king

    thats credit card stuff is whats gays and women do

  • soujourn_erets

    According to the scriptures, the Anti-Messiah will be a homosexual and his right-eye will be darkened (injured). It makes sense why the agenda is being pushed like this and why celebs cover one-eye 24/7.

    OB was the forerunner of the homosexual agenda.

    This is the reason behind it. They prepping the world for the endtime.

    Crazy

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Well you know what? When you have Kodak Black with a felony record at 19, on gun and drug charges and Bobby Shmurda looking to not see the light of day on a whole slew of charges (including a new one for having a weapon on the inside) for a very long time; I will take Miles and his credit card charges that have been expunged. And seems like he has learned his lesson. Cant say the same for his two peer counterparts

  • Renee26

    I don't know how anybody could say anything negative about Snoops rapping/style. Fresh off Deep Cover he brought that heat and he's always had a gangster image not the look at me image. He still rocks Chucks and Dickies...how much more grounded can one be?

  • shun king

    a bit of common sense should tell people that obama is bi sexual and been sleeping with white men for years

  • soujourn_erets

    It's not only Yachty, but the industry pushes this agenda. Yachty is an agent to promote this confused lifestyle.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Umm he had a murder charge, gun posss. charge by a felon, was a very large part of the Death Row culture of violence and murder and still smoke a pound a day. Snoop is Snoop. Im a fan. But he aint always been so very grounded.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Forreal bruh. The amount of stories that came out of Illinois is disturbing. A few ended up dead too. Let's not start on Mancehelle...

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Compared to alot of others in rap and their criminal record he is tame. Unless he came out in that article above which I didnt read all of, calling him a queen is not very nice and kinda out of order. And if he did, I dont see anything wrong with it.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Yachty is pushing the agenda too. Looked at his cover of the two sissys kissing? This perverse behavior. They want it prevalent in our community so we won't grow as a people. Another form of abortion

  • shun king

    yes and these gays are putting HIV inside these black women...at my job its two women that have slept with open gay guys

  • deanya

    Lol really so now we just making shit up like NY aint full of straight male scammers

  • deanya

    Lol they get signed cause it quick money they sign these young artist right after the have a hit song and ride that shit to the bank then drop them once the money runs out

  • deanya

    But that's not true lol gay rappers still get backlash and hate

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Sad man. That's why folks should wait until marriage. Too much going out in these streets

  • soujourn_erets

    Backlash from whom?

  • deanya

    The hiphop world lol

  • Renee26

    There are gay people of all races though. You may walk down the street and see 2 people of the same sex kissing. A person being gay does not hinder their success, financial growth, or stop them from having children. The album cover is artistic expression of the photographer...is this boy rapping about his love of another man or telling freaky tales of same sex couples??

  • shun king

    one elephant in the room is the discrimination of the hetrosexual black man i know the huge company i work for is filled with black gay men in some of the best postions and mostly the hetrosexual black men take orders from women and gays....but the tv say that black women and gay get discriminated on in the work place

  • shun king

    and alot of these gay managers is sleeping with the younger guys dont have alot of money

  • soujourn_erets

    Oh lol. The hip hop industry is filled with closested homo's. The superstars be the main ones. That's the price of fame

  • deanya

    Lol the truth is that Sandra doesn't know much about the hiphop world beside the bs she makes up . Gay rappers use the internet like anyone else but beside gay female rappers gay dudes aren't walking into the hiphop game without dealing with a shit ton of backlash . And these rappers are using fashion as a way to show their money off cause regular people aint rocking 1000$ shirts . They traded in the big chains for expensive ass clothes that's it . Thug career isn't where it use to be because he's very flamboyant but not gay but hiphop is still black and as you can see from the comments still don't fuck with gay people and just remember Sandra dissed jay but his album sold lol

  • deanya

    Not really lol

  • Renee26

    I was referring to his music and rapping style although you're so right, back then it was glorified for him to actually be living the lifestyle that many others only rapped about. If I knew back then what I know now I may not have been so supportive back then. I'm glad to be able to see growth in him as a man...I don't think he been in no mess ever since he beat those charges. Smart

  • incoco2

    His single most important legacy is legalizing same sex marriage in the U.S.-Obama COULD NOT LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE !!!! AND DID NOT -ONLY THE SUPREME !!! COURT COULD DO THAT ,LIKE THEY DID WITH INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE - He just lit White House in Rainbow Colors - please educate our people ,so many dumb out there ,help them .please

  • shun king

    matter how much you know about that type of stuff people who know know

  • Renee26

    They are getting plenty of backlash....especially from the black community. They do the MOSt gay bashing.....now if you're referring to the tight pants and blouse wearing I guess that's ok for a lot of these young folks

  • deanya

    Lol its the biggest conspiracy theory of the hiphop game but let's be real if there was as many "gay" rappers as they think so many people would be getting caught slipping i mean its 2017 rappers get caught doing all types of fucked up shit but so far only like a hand full of "rappers" have been caught doing gay shit

  • deanya

    Nigga what lol

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Yes, There are homosexuals in all nation of people. Homosexuals have an advantage in this world that provides them with success, financial growth. What industry do you work in? If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I know from experience that homosexual run everything in all industries

    And, homosexuals cannot have children. They can adopt. I hope that's what you're implying lol

    And, we need to revaluation that "this is art" statement. It's the promotion of a rebellious lifestyle that's targeted to destroy black people.

  • deanya

    ...yeah that's it not these dudes on the DL

  • Ni Ni

    Sandra, you told no lies ?.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Most men i know dont know who this boy is and the kids half of em dont know what he look like..in case u didn't notice rappers been gay since diddy..but as us listeners have nothin to do with that..

  • hottlanta

    A lot of gays like Rosie who wanted gay marriage legalize is now paying alimony to 2 wives. Melissa Manchester and the lady from Glee is also paying alimony. Ask them now do they want gay marriage legalize they will change their tunes.

  • deanya

    Lol probably not

  • soujourn_erets

    A lot of folks have been exposed. It's the PR machines that shuts it down. LL and Tammy, Eddie Murphy and the transvestite that he "gave a ride to" back in the 90's, Raz B, Jay living with sharing an apartment with that NFL player, Jamie dressed in drag, Karrine story on Tiga, Xzibit story on Puff taking him to a homo club in Miami, and more. The info is out there

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I bet Rosie won't waddle down the aisle with another woman.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    People are straight people are gay people are bi .. Its been like that since the dawn of time .. I still cant understand in 2017 soon to be 2018 that people act like this is the first time somebody has ever talked about this subject. Why are you still shocked ? Why is it your business ? No what you see on tv or even being raised with or without a father has anything to do with you being gay by strait or anything else because even before tv people were gay straight crossed dressed etc !! Even in your bible which you will try to use to say im wrong speaks of this 2000 plus year ago and just in case you didnt know they didnt have tv internet videos etc and they still were dealing with the same things. Spin that

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Its funny how the same book with your scriptures in it says the anti messiah will be straight with orange hair and will have a missing finger nail so which one of us are right ??

  • soujourn_erets

    ?????...the book doesn't say that.

  • shun king

    well to me DL=gay

  • Coffee1st

    Right. They been filthy from their origin. They NEED us to participate in these abominations to try to keep the inevitable from happening.
    It's already been WRITTEN.

  • Chaos

    Umm Chaos be H£LLA confused about this post...Are you NOT a lesbian ????? ...I notice that you love to highlight the feminine behavior of the male gay and male tranny while ignoring the manish behavior of the lesbians...Do you actually think somehow your kind is excluded from the group that is destroying the black community..Are you really that disconnected or just a shady bitter gay woman...

    and BTW no one in their right mind believes you care about the black community..girl bye lol

    That one was the best one yet..you gossip about the black community and obviously you can't even get that right

    Block me lol I don't care just as long as YOU know....

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Did he really go out stealing with red hair twists all over the top of his head? Iyiyi...

  • Felicia Kelley

    So, is he Gay?? This story is on meth, it's all over the place!!!

    His father is a photographer?? Or was the photographer on the phone while he was yelling st his father..

    A good writer wouldn't leave you with these questions..

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    You are right!!!

  • deanya

    Yeah nah lol story's need proof are they're just stories .

  • Goodii2Shoes

    People stop seeking role models in celebrities they might be ok

  • deanya

    Ll and Tammy lol Google don't shit pop up . You can't prove Eddy knew that person was trans. Raz B is crazy lol and since when can't niggas be roommates? I didn't know only gay guys live together lol and are you Diddy just didn't take Xzibit to a club where gay were lol I mean big clubs have gay people in them and karrine is a lair so lol and Jamie is an actor sooo

  • Keyondra Sunderland

    Wrong! Men need grooming. There's nothing attractive about crusty feet and jagged toe nails. I'm an Esthetician and there is absolutely nothing feminine about taking care of your skin and grooming yourself. What makes you gay is fucking other men, not washing your face and getting your nails trimmed.

  • soujourn_erets

    The PR machine is working on you well. See how easily you dismissed it? You'll see

  • NAYB

    Lol. You always want to try to blame Obama for something. People are gay whether they are accepted for it or not. Obama has nothing to do with anyone's sexuality.... you're mad because ppl don't experience "backslash" for essentially saying ,"your life is your life ,mine is mine but Im still willing to treat you respectfully". You want ppl to be hated for not showing hate. Girl bye.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm confused as well..

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yup! "Flamin" hot Cheetos!

  • Ant Hill

    Obama is to blame for this, you queers should thank him with a rainbow party I am sure he will attend.

  • hottlanta

    Naw she won't. I remember her all on the courthouse steps advocating for gay marriage rights while her young wife was saying yeah we need to get married. Soon as they got married her young wife took advantage of the take your half of your marriage property laws and Rosie got played.

  • hottlanta

    It looking nasty and trashy the new normal. This has become a bit much for even me and I am as free spirited as one can get.

  • OP2

    The legacy of the last administration which turned the political power back over to that which is common sense and conservative. -that is the price the liberals paid when they bet their political careers on that.

  • NAYB

    Yes you're right. Homosexuality began in 2009 . Let's all "blame Obama" . He clearly has mind control over peoples sexual preferences..... You should try to not be so threatened by something as minor as who another adult loves. It's really foolish rage and makes one look miserable. Way too concerned.

  • OP2

    Hormones in animals and people can be manipulated or changed via the consumption of certain chemicals that produces hormones which can change the levels of estrogen, testosterone in people or animals via hormones pumped into certain foods, products, etc.

    -the urban poor clustered together is an easy test-study. We are seeing something that we've never seen before on a large scale. It is easy to manipulate and control the weak who are misguided and come from broken homes.

    Most males will end up jailed at some point where they are emasculated due to being violated. Others are exposed via molestation or being exposed to those who come out of prisons or jails violated and confused where the behavior has become a way of life. -then, there is looking at this from a sense of population control, especially among the urban minorities.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Sandra honey, its all love from here but CHILE...this article is all over the place. Its not like you to wrap fiction into a rambling article that leaves readers like me asking, "WTF"?

    The first thing I wanna highlight: maybe black people should ask themselves why indeed drug dealers and rappers regarded as the only alpha men in our community?

    These are "men" who often beat and denigrate women, leave hordes of kids they do nothing for in the rear view mirror, and who are usually in jail not for missing Sunday school but because they are selling drugs, robbing people, breaking into homes--and doing it all in their own neighborhoods, to other people of color. That's not a man.

    Lil Yachty is not a good rapper. But he has a fan base, and its a solid one. I give Yachty credit for taking whatever gifts he has and turning those into something creative and legitimate, allowing him to build a future for himself instead of sitting up in somebody's jail. He could be doing a lot of terrible things on the streets instead of making what is essentially garbage music. But its that garbage music that is making him money and keeping him out of jail.

    Young people today aren't saddling themselves with all that ugly and awful homophobia that permeated society when we all grew up, and that's a wonderful thing. You don't strengthen any community by wallowing in ignorance and hatred.

    So with all that considered...I say YES-- there need to be a lot more Lil Yachtys out here..

  • Dem Moore

    This whole post is offensive to black men everywhere. I wouldn't date a guy who was anti gay because i would think he was secretly gay. I think people should live they life and let others live theirs. Men who are gay bi or whatever act on that and the ones who or not dont. Trying to make it seem like every black man is gay cause three goffy looking punks that most real niggas couldent even spot in a crowd. Who who who never heard of em. Lol mis sandra might need a good trip to the bay area.

  • ouzad D

    couldn't of said it better myself. If I haven't said it a thousand times this article is shameful coming from Ms. Rose a member of the LGBT herself.

  • TheOwley

    "But the gays grow wary of black rappers, such as Yachty and Young Thug, stealing elements of the gay community for their own profit and fame." What???? I can list 50 A list actors who are gay or bi or have used gay themes to bolster their fame. Now that rappers are doing the same it's a problem.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    What I don't understand about you is your always a walking contradiction. You are an admitted member of the LGBT community yourself. Yet on your site you always have these conservatives views against gays. You are a black woman, but you always have these hate post about black and women empowerment. And you're an avid Trump supporter.

    Are you a troll or do you honestly believe in what you write about? Its like at what point do you realize that you consistently support things that are against your best interest. I don't understand it.

  • TeeTee

    Thank You.

  • TeeTee

    Here is my theory: Rappers, thugs and gangstas were a serious threat to society. For the simple fact that they carried guns and had could have easily come together in arms to protect our families children and community, given the right time and the right opportunity. Look at Malcolm & Martin, Look at Tupac & Biggie - they had power with their voice - they could have been the voice of change. - so lets kill them and make sure the next generation of black males will be separate and not equal among themselves. I do believe that thru immunization and who knows what else that there was a secret attack on our black male babies. Because I refuse to believe that all the black boys are just gay.... it seems almost impossible. Hey ... I'm starting to believe that they have a time machine and trying they hardest to keep us from taking over the world - one black man at a time. Because the other men that are not what they see as "weak" --- they just kill and they send our black men into PTSD so they will become silent - just to stay alive.

  • TeeTee

    his father is Shannon who is a photographer.

  • TeeTee

    noooooo it's not! lol Where did you get that info. SHiidddd that's what everybody in Atlanta do - straight, gay, alive, and dead. That and Taxess... And in California.

  • TeeTee

    shid we just stole it. Same thing - just less glamorous. Who paid you to write this?

  • TeeTee

    What is this all about and why? I done read the post - commented on other peoples comments and I still can't figure out what it's about. It just sound like some serious hating. Yes Yachty music is garbage, but its made by a 19 year old for his generation.... not us old heads. I can't stand the mess either - but dang. Let this child live his life. And he ain't gay...geesh. This whole post made my head hurt.

  • dontgetblocked

    This is result of the Obama presidency. Let's wave the rainbow flag through the ghetto. This is what your blackish president did for the black race. Great job, B.O.

  • dontgetblocked

    It's sad.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    If you read the whole comment, I said that grooming is important. But letting a boy child get his nails painted and claiming "artistic expression" instead of reasoning with him and saying "Moms and girls get polish to be pretty. Men and boys should keep their hands and feet nice to look nice" or something to that effect is NOT training or helping masculinity.

    By the way I have raised a boy to a man (21 now) who lives on his own, is respectful to women and those older than him, is well spoken, handles his business and will not let anyone disrespect his mother or sister. I believe I know what masculinity is.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Again you have a typically superficial definition of 'masculinity'.

    Troll on someone else.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Ok, I'll bite. Educate me on what masculinity is... I'm always open to learn.

    For me chivalry is not dead, nor is being a gentleman

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Boys should not wear nail polish or makeup.

  • Bonny

    I had to stop reading it... then read it backwards.I'm still confused.

  • Lisa daniels

    When you find out let me know.?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Again you sound like the typical black person who cares more about someone's outer appearance and what people think of you than getting own with your life.

  • OP2

    It was also prove that through certain immu's, especially during the 90s, Black male babies were negatively affected at higher rate by autism than others.

    What we're seeing now among black males is a combination of some of everything that adds up to males intaking more estrogen via different sources. People need to do their research on all products, animals and foods that contain various forms of estrogen to avoid hormonal imbalance.

    This is in addition to that which is impacting the minds of vulnerable and impressionable young black males from impoverished, weaken or dysfunctional households: other males who have spent time in prison and have been violated and released back into community confused.

  • Troy Gordon

    This article was terrible! It was filled with untruths and opinionated gossip. There is no validity to this article. The article is all over the place throwing hate and employing an agenda that seems to be fueled by the desecration of the black man and father.
    Hollywood and other factions of society have utilized the gay agenda to move careers and bank accounts along far earlier than the so called black rappers. I guess there are no gay Rockers, Pop singers, or other entertainers?I ask you this Sandra Rose, who is in charge and behind the machine? You need look no further than the answer everyone knows the answer to. So why would you go on this nonsensical mission to add fire to an already burning fire and destruction of the black man? For click bait?
    There are a litany problems in society that we can shine light on but the responsibility of the "journalist" is to report on issues that are validated by substantive resources not hearsay, opinions or hidden agendas. Sandra Rose, how can you prove anything that was written in this story? I'll answer the question, you can't. Can you prove Shannon McCollum was not their for his kids? Did you ask Lil Yachty personally about his relationship with his dad? Were you there and have some divine insight into their relations? I am going to throw caution to the wind and say you don't have anymore inside info than anyone else out there on the World Wide Web. That is what they call irresponsible reporting which is not reporting at all. It's slander and gossip mongering which unfortunately has become the news in 2017!

  • imcoreypunzi

    This article is ignorant and I hate that I wasted my time reading it.

  • Joyce Oscar

    I really don't understand the point of this rediculous article. Somebody is looking for attention. What makes you think Yachty is gay? Did he look you in the eyes and tell uou he was. You must not understand the basis of his album. And what makesnyou think he disn't have male role models? This entire writing is pointless, negative and stupid. Find something positive to write about

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    SO based on all your comments, YOU are the troll and no answer given will be right. I'm not here to please anyone but God and my family, but I am ALWAYS open to knowledge. It's how we grow. If you were willing to provide a better alternative to my thinking or clarify what you call my "misunderstanding or misinterpretation of masculinity" I was open to it. But now being able to confirm your Trolling, I'll no longer respond or acknowledge your comments

  • KIm

    Lil Yachty and his terrible bubblegum rap ass can go sit somewhere