Friday, May 18, 2012

Ice Cube: 'I'm Cool' With Gay Marriage


Yeah Yeah! Following Jay-Z's announcement of support for President Obama's stance on gay marriage, fellow rap legend Ice Cube joins other hip hop heads in giving his support to gay marriage.

In an interview with AdAge, Cube said "I've had people in my family, myself and a lot of my ancestors have been victims of discrimination. So I don't want to discriminate on nobody. And I'm not worried about what people do in their bedrooms. "I'm cool with it. I'm already married, so I ain't worried about too many other people, what they're doing."

Cube talks goes on to talk about Mary J's controversial Burger King ad and his current partnership with Coors Light. All of this is pro-marriage talk is good news. But hopefully this conversation about gays among rappers--and black folks in general--will extend beyond Jay-Z and Obama and go into topics like bullying, suicide, gay-bashing and homophobia in the music industry (i.e, why are openly LGBT rappers still non-existent, would they knowingly sign/collaborate with one etc). Then we'll see real progress.

Read the full  AdAge piece Monday.

2 comments:

thegayte-keeper said...

Not that I have a problem with it, but why is everyone 'coming out' for gay marriage?

K. Clark said...

I think they're more or less giving their view on President Obama and Jay-Z's statements. What they said is having a trickle down effect, so now other major rap stars are being asked about their remarks and how they feel about gay marriage.

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