In April at Coachella Music and Arts Festival, non-gay rapper Lil’ B announced his new album would be titled I’m Gay. Although he has songs called “I’m Miley Cyrus” and “B*tch I’m Bill Clinton,” this particular title caused people’s brows to raise even higher (for obvious reasons).
In a recent interview with CNN (I don’t know either), Lil’ B reassured onlookers he’s not gay and is all about getting to happy. Read excerpts from the interview below…
On naming his album I’m Gay. It was something that was going through my mind for a while. I feel like I’m man of the people: meeting people, respecting people and accepting people. I hope that I can turn some of my fans that might be homophobic or supporters that might be homophobic and say, “You know what, we’re all one people. This is love.” It’s just respect, and I did that to bring people together and bring more love and to spark the minds of people and not let words and judgments and stereotypes stop you from loving.
On receiving death threats. Mainly, a lot of them are on Twitter, saying that they’re going to kill me for being gay, and they’re going to kill me for being homosexual even though I’m not homosexual. I don’t like men. They’re saying they’re going to bash my head in. They’re calling me f—–. That’s all right, because I did this with the pure intention in my heart to help people, and I didn’t do this for promotional reasons. I did because there needs to be someone brave enough to do it, brave enough to speak up and have the right reasonings of doing it.
On beef with Rhymefest. I’m going to say, who is Rhymefest? So he needs to work on promoting and marketing himself, because I don’t know him. But what I feel about his comment is that it’s true, I needed a father figure in my life, but I’m not complaining about that. What do you mean, I need that? Tell Rhymefest I’m very happy. Tell Rhymefest I actually wake up and I’m happy, and I’m positive and I love people. Ask Rhymefest, does he feel the same way?
On threatening to rape Kanye West. You know, really, it’s just my jokes. I have a funny sense of humor. If I was a comedian and I was up on stage, people would think that’s funny, because I’m a funny comedian. I’m an entertainer. Throughout the years I feel if God promotes me to stay alive and have more years to live on Earth, which I pray and I would love to, people are going to see my personality, and they’re going to see more of me and be able to understand me more.
Read entire article at CNN.