The internet was in a frenzy when news surfaced suggesting Lil’ Wayne’s Young Money Cash Money Records signed the first openly gay rapper, Fly Young Red.
According to 24HourHipHop.com, a very liberal Lil’ Wayne said ,”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 [Young Money Cash Money Billionaires].”
However, after extensive research, I found that the rumors were false. But, Red has definitely created a buzz for himself after his release of his song “Throw that Boy Pu**y.”
But, in retrospect when I read the news about the signing, I was not surprised. The gay community has been so effective and gained athletic momentum to push their many agendas. They are slowly infiltrating every genre and platform of media and entertainment. When R & B artist Frank Ocean told the world that he was gay on Twitter, the hip hop community rallied around with great support and admiration. I think these artist will begin to push the envelope on what is “right” for mainstream audiences.
In a recent interview, Fly Young Red told the Huffington Post why he decided to come out as an openly gay artist. “When I go to gay clubs and I look around I see a lot of gay guys dancing to songs that are made by straight rappers talking about females… I think females are beautiful, but I don’t find them sexually attractive,” he told The Huffington Post. “I like gay guys, so I made a song for gay guys to enjoy and dance to. I made it to play at gay clubs.”
There will be many people who do not agree with Fly Young Red’s message but I think this is a prelude to the inevitable. Through his music, he expresses the views, opinions and experiences of a young black gay male. In result, 855,624 have watched his video and the internet is flooded with one-on-one interviews. It’s just a matter of time before a major label endorses this artist.