Rapper T-Pain made brave waves in a rant on Vlad TV regarding the persistent homophobia that remains in hip hop music. Pain reveals his frustration behind Frank Ocean not receiving enough work since coming out the closet. It’s ironic, because while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are trailblazers for creating a rap song in support of the gay rights movement, many artists aren’t nearly as progressive in their beliefs.
"I think the radio is getting more gay friendly," T-Pain said. "I don't think urban music or anything is getting more gay friendly. If that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs. I know n—–s that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the f–king song and that's so terrible to me, man. It's like, 'Dude, my lifestyle ain't gonna change how people see you.'"
"Like, he was on the 'Watch the Throne' album before he came out," T-Pain continues, "and then when he came out, it's like he can't get in the studio with Jay and Kanye right now. It's so f–king terrible. It's in his f–king genes. It's not a f–king choice. The man came out like that, and you can't just f–king disown this man because he's living a certain life that you don't f–king approve of because somebody told you not to approve of it."
In case you may have forgotten, in 2012 Frank Ocean announced that he had a romantic relationship with a man when he was 19-years-old. Afterwards, Ocean received a great deal of support from Russell Simmons and Beyoncé. Apparently, that hip hop-based love has waned.
Here’s the full T-Pain video: