While it’s certainly clear that Lil B cultivates a bizarro personality, giving shout outs to Ellen DeGeneres and calling himself a “princess,” a “pretty b——,” a “f—,” and a “lesbian,” he makes no overt commentary on homosexuality on an album called I’m Gay. His silence on the topic is, please excuse the cliche, deafening.
Let’s be clear, though: Lil B doesn’t display any homophobia. In fact, I’m Gay (I’m Happy) is the crest of B’s unprecedented wave of positivity. His social politics are leagues ahead of other rappers. B’s album focuses on a variety of topics like the disproportionate incarceration rates for people of color; healthcare reform; having a respectful attitude toward women; and avoiding gun violence.”
B.Michael on Lil B’s new album click through to read the rest.
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Nice. Thanks for the link Mattt. I’ve been just listening to Lil B a lot, but I feel so ignorant about him since I’ve barely looked into his giant YouTube output and probably most of his mixtapes. And yet, I have like six of his decent-to-great full-length releases on my iTunes. I think B started out pretty brash/not good, and he’s seen that ‘positivity’ (FWIW) is a viable brand alternate to ‘thug’ or ‘coke’ or even ‘socially responsible’ rap. It’s branding, but it happens to be branding that I believe in. Lil B’s like the Volvo of rappers, you know?