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Rapper T.I. defended DaBaby's homophobic speech at the Rolling Out music festival in Miami, Florida on Sunday, July 25.

During his Sunday night set, DaBaby invited fans to put their "cellphone lighters up" if they don't have HIV or AIDS "or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that'll make you die in two to three weeks".

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He also told males to hold their cellphones up if they didn't give fellatio to men in the parking lot.

Twitter users were quick to protest the rapper's comments, and LGBT+ advocacy groups called him out for stigmatizing people with HIV.

DaBaby attempted to apologize for his comments on Monday, but he failed miserably.

The rapper claimed his words weren't directed at his gay fans because they're not "nasty ghey n**gas" or "junkies" and they take care of themselves. He said his ghey fans don't have HIV or AIDS.
 

In an Instagram Live on Monday, T.I. insisted what DaBaby said was no more disturbing than videos by openly gay rapper Lil Nas X.

T.I. said he had "a lot of respect" for openly ghey artists, but he also felt Lil Nas X's new "Industry Baby" video went too far.

"That s**t ain't for me," he said. "I can't look at it."

"If you gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you gonna damn sure have people like DaBaby who gonna speak their truth."

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T.I., a father of seven, defended his pro-heterosexual stance.

"I respect gheys... If homosexuals have more rights than heterosexual people, just say that... Just let that be the law," he said.

He added he doesn't want his children watching Lil Nas X's video and he feels the same way about the raunchy "WAP" video by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion -- although he enjoyed watching the "WAP" video.

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old rapper and his wife, Tiny, 46, continue to deny allegations of sexual assault brought against them by multiple women, who have accused the couple of drugging and assaulting them.
 

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Black Twitter expressed their disappointment after Lil Nas X dropped his LGBT-themed music video for "Industry Baby."

The provocative music video featured naked Black men twerking in a shower. Their private parts blurred to get past the FCC censors.

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Nas X is the first rapper to feature an all-Black ghey male cast twerking in his music video. Such a spectacle would not have been possible 20 years ago.

Some parents objected to Nas X being promoted to their children. Nas X has a large following of children and adolescents who buy his books and music.

Here's how Black Twitter responded to the music video:
 


 

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Lil Nas X dropped the music video to his latest single titled "Industry Baby" ft. Jack Harlow late Thursday.

Directed by Christian Breslauer, the music video is heavy on LGBT+ imagery, such as inmates dancing naked in the shower. Their private parts are blurred to get the video past the FCC censors.

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In the video, Nas X is sentenced to five years at Montero State prison for being an unrepentant homosexual. Lil Nas X portrays the judge, a lawyer, the district attorney, and one juror.

Harlow makes out with a female in his prison cell before breaking out of prison with Nas X.

Anticipating possible backlash to his LGBT+ agenda, Nas X tweeted:

"saying this in advance so y'all won't blame me. THE INDUSTRY BABY VIDEO IS NOT FOR YOUR KIDS!"

Thanks to Kanye West's production, the song will be in heavy rotation on the radio before fading into obscurity.

If you're not already a Lil Nas X fan, this video won't convert you.
 

Lil Nas X, ft. Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

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An Indianapolis rapper is being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 39-year-old man he met via a dating app.

Diabolique Paris Johnson, 34, was arrested in the shooting death of Joshua J. Smelser in the victim's home in Detroit last September.

After shooting Smelser multiple times, witnesses saw Johnson leave the man's home with his backpack, which contained his wallet, credit cards and cellphone.

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Johnson, a down low aspiring rapper (pictured), is also accused of robbing a 26-year-old man four days earlier at a hotel in Dearborn.

Both victims were Caucasian men who were "hunted" by Johnson on same-sex dating apps, police say.

Johnson was arrested in Indianapolis on December 4 and extradited to Michigan this week, WDIV reported.

He was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of felony firearm possession.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy joined forces with the Fair Michigan Justice Project, an organization that helps law enforcement investigate crimes against the LGBT+ community.

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Former hip-hop/country rapper Lil Nas X hopes his new core audience -- children -- will make his new career choice a big success.

After the success of his one hit song, "Old Town Road," the Grammy-winning country/hip-hop singer released his first children's book, "C is for Country."

The cover illustration features a little Black boy wearing a pink rhinestone cowboy outfit with matching cowboy hat and boots. The boy holds a guitar in one hand while straddling a pony.

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The concept of the new book is "just be yourself." The book takes young readers on a tour of a mythical farm and the things Lil Nas X loves.

"A is for adventure." "B is for boots." "C is for country" are examples Lil Nas X uses to teach minor children their ABCs.

It doesn't take long for the Alphabet to take a detour off the farm.

"F" is for fringe, feathers and fake fur, according to Lil Nas X, who dabbled in his mother's makeup, shoes, and fake furs as a child.

"I love that for me," he says, before adding that the "be yourself" message is missing from children's books.

"It was never truly enforced. It was kind of like 'do what you want, be who you want, but be who I want you to be.'"

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The Atlanta rapper, real name Montero Lamar Hill, came out of the closet in 2019.

Lil Nas X, 21, said his young nieces and nephews, to whom the book is dedicated, helped influence his message in the book.

He clapped back at fans on social media who accused him of being a pedophile after a young male fan unfounded leveled accusations at him.

Lil Nas X doesn't regret leaving his gimmicky rap career behind to help LGBT+ children discover their truth.

"I'm well aware that life and careers and everything goes in chapters," he said. "That's the chapter I'm in right now and I'm OK with that."

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Nick Cannon says a sex tape exists that shows rap icon Eminem in a compromising position with another rapper in a car.

The media mogul dropped a response track on Monday, after Eminem disrespected his ex-Mariah Carey on rapper Fat Joe's record "Lord Above".

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According to HotNewHipHop.com, a furious Nick dropped his response track on Monday, Dec. 9, after taking the weekend off to dig up dirt on Eminem.

On the track, an old skool rapper mentions Eminem's family, his apparent affinity for crack cocaine, and that supposed sex tape involving Eminem with another man.

"I heard your chauffeur got a video of you sucking a c*ck/ You paid him off then lead him off/ Now who really the opps."

Nick said Eminem didn't waste any time sending his lawyers to address the diss track. Responding to a tweet by HotNewHipHop.com, Nick said Eminem's attorneys contacted him about that verse.

"FACTS! His lawyers didn't want that one out," Nick tweeted. "They already on my line."

Nick's claims sparked a frenzy on social media among Eminem's fans who compared notes and scoured old social media posts and Eminem's lyrics for any hint as to who the other male might be.

Listen to Nick Cannon's diss track below.

Question: Who do you think the other male is?
 

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Drake was booed off the stage by fans who expected to see Frank Ocean perform at Tyler, The Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw 2019 music festival in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The 33-year-old Canadian rapper was shocked by the negative reaction as he made a surprise appearance during a headline set shared with rappers Lil Uzi Vert and A$AP Rocky, pictured right with Tyler.

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According to WENN.com, it had been rumored that rapper Frank Ocean, 32, was scheduled to perform during the evening, so when the "God's Plan" rapper stepped onstage, he was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd.

Cell phone video uploaded to YouTube by YeeterzTV shows Drake attempting to perform despite the booing at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium.

Drake tried using a little psychology, telling the audience: "I'm here for you tonight. If you want to keep going, I will keep going." But it didn't work, as the concertgoers replied "Nooooo!"

Embarrassed and humiliated, Drake cut his set short by 20 minutes, telling the crowd: "It's been love. I love y'all. I go by the name of Drake. thank you for having me."

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Following his quick exit, many concertgoers took to Twitter to share the news. According to one Twitter user, fans at the festival were expecting to see performances by openly homosexual rappers, such as Tyler, 28, and Frank Ocean (pictured left), but they got the closeted rapper Drake instead.

"Fans at camp flog gnaw were expecting that Frank ocean was gonna be the surprise guest headliner... they got drake instead.. safe to say... they rather Frank ocean."

But others insisted Ocean had never been confirmed to perform at the festival, and they don't know how that rumor got started.

"Tyler, The Creator never said it was Frank Ocean or gave clues about it," one person tweeted. "That's y'all fault for being mad and assuming s**t. It should be whatever that A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert and Drake were the mystery guest for Camp Flog Gnaw."
 

 

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Singer Frank Ocean has opened his first LGBT+ nightclub in New York City after retiring from the music biz. Ocean's music career went the way of the dinosaurs after he came out as homosexual when he left the hip-hop collective Odd Future to go solo.

Now the 31-year-old Scorpio is back on the scene - but not as a hip-hop artist. The "Novacane" singer launched his first LGBT+ nightclub in New York City.

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Ocean will be throwing his grand opening party on Thursday night called PrEP+ in New York, The Blast reports. The name PrEP+ comes from the prescription drug taken by MSM (men who have sex with men) to prevent the transmission of HIV.

Ocean announced PrEP+ is "an ongoing safe space made to bring people together and dance. PrEP+ will welcome globally celebrated DJs."

After everything he's gone through, Ocean says his LGBT+ nightclub will not tolerate hate of any kind. If you are not ghey-friendly, you will not be welcomed at PrEP+.

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Lil Nas X used to pray that being homosexual was just a phase he was going through. The one-hit wonder came out as ghey during the peak of his brief career as a chart-topping country rap star.

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Nas X came out to fans in a tweet during Pride Month in June. And while he's now proud to be out, Nas told Gayle King in an interview on CBS' This Morning on Tuesday, that he wasn't always so secure in his sexuality.

Telling King he "knew" when he was growing up that he was homosexual, Nas said he tried to pray the ghey away: "Especially during my teenage years, I would just pray, pray and pray," he said. When King asked what he prayed for, he replied: "That it was a phase."

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The musician added that he's well aware his celebrity status gave him an advantage when it came to coming out.

"Me being in this position, it's easy for me," he said. "But some little boy 10 miles from here, it's not gonna be good for him."

Nas, who was raised by his single mother and grandmother, says he is hopeful that his coming out story will help other boys going through similar situations. He told King that there's "still a lot to be done."

"We still have a long way to go, because it's not like everybody is messing with me now. 'Cause of course somebody who's listening to me in school right now, it's like, 'You're gay, cause you're listening to him'. There's still a lot to be done, of course. But I do believe it's helping."

The 20-year-old Aries is best known for a remix of his country rap hit "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. "Old Town Road" made Billboard chart history for the most weeks at No. 1.

But now the appeal of being America's first bonafide country rap star is fading.

The Atlanta native, who was born Montero Lamar Hill, was forced to cancel 2 concerts this week due to poor ticket sales, and he announced he will take a break away from music after performing at the upcoming 94.9 Jingle Ball in San Francisco, which runs from Oct. 7 through Oct. 9.

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They say you should never kick a man while he's down. But that's precisely what the gheys are doing now that Kevin Hart is laid up in a hospital with pins stabilizing his fractured spine.

Hart, 40, fractured his back in 3 places during a serious car crash near his Calabasas, Calif. home on Sunday.

Now the comedian is being dragged on social media for daring to question why country singer Lil Nas X was apprehensive about coming out as homosexual.

Kevin and Nas both appeared on Tuesday's episode of HBO's The Shop: Uninterrupted, where the "Old Town Road" one-hit wonder was asked how he felt about publicly coming out.

But before the Atlanta native could answer, Kevin interrupted: "He said he was gay, so what?"

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The 20-year-old explained that he was taught to "hate" homosexuality, when growing up, prompting Hart to question: "Hate what? Why?"

"Come on now. If you really from the hood, you know," Nas told Hart. Nas X went on to say he is glad he came out at the peak of his career.

It isn't clear if the comedian was joking or he really didn't know that homosexuals are stigmatized - particularly Black homosexual males.

Social media users are steaming mad that Hart kept interrupting Nas X every time he attempted to explain why he was nervous about coming out.

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They took aim at the comedian and questioned why Nas X was forced to appear on the show alongside "homophobic guests".

"Kevin Hart's rage and bitterness about anything to do with gay people is so jarring," Vox writer Jenee Desmond Harris tweeted.

The Daily Beast editor-at-large Goldie Taylor added: "'He said he was gay. So what!' Kevin Hart knows exactly what the 'so what' is here and why a young black boy would closet his sexuality until he believed it was safe."

Others theorized that Hart was trying to be politically correct after he was heavily criticized last year for saying he would beat his son with a doll house if he ever came out as homosexual.

The drama comes days after NY Undercover actor Malik Yoba, 55, confessed he was attracted to male to female transgenders.