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.
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.
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.