Members of the hip-hop community have been talking about President Obama being in favor of same sex marriages. Jay-Z and T.I. have stated in recent interviews that they back Obama’s stance and the always-opinionated 50 Cent recently told XXLMag that he shares his peers’ sentiments.
“I think everyone should be happy,” 50 told XXLMag.com on Thursday (May 17) at the G-Unit offices in Manhattan, New York. “I think a fool is going to go against same sex marriage at this point. The President…look how long it took him to say he was for same sex marriages. You understand?”
’Fif also reasoned that as times change in society, some heterosexual men may need aid too.
“So in process, we need organizations for straight men,” he rationalized. “We do. We need organizations for straight men in the case you’ve been on the elevator and somebody decides they want to grab your little buns. Times are changing. Those organizations are set up for at one point they were being attacked for those choices. Now its completely different. Obviously [homosexuality] is more socially accepted.
“In fact, he added “if you ask women if they’ve had female interactions and she responds yes, it doesn’t feel abnormal anymore. Its more common than not.”
In a nutshell, 50 supports Obama’s stance on gay marriage.
“I’m up for it,” the G-Unit General said. “If everyone else is for it, then hey, to each his own. I don’t have personal feelings towards it because I’m not involved in that lifestyle. I want people to be happy. It makes for everything to be better.”
50, who will be delivering his DJ Drama-backed mixtape, The Lost Tape, on Tuesday (May 22), echoed recent sentiments from rap peers like Jay-Z and T.I. about same-sex marriage.
On Wednesday (May 16), during an interview with New York City’s Hot 97 morning show, T.I. expressed confusion for anybody who would adamantly oppose gay marriage.
“To be absolutely honest with you, I don’t care,” Tip said. “Okay, I mean…I don’t see what the big deal is, and why some people are so against it. Why would you be so against it if it doesn’t affect you, or your lifestyle? You know what I’m saying? I’m not in their world, it doesn’t affect me if they did or didn’t.”
On Monday (May 14), Jay-Z became the first high-profile MC to back Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage, making his sentiments clear in an interview with CNN.
“I mean, I always thought of it as something that’s still holding the country back,” said Hov about certain states still not allowing gay marriage. “What people do in their own homes is their business. You choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against Blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”—Shaheem Reid