50 Cent Speaks Stance on Same-Sex Marriage: “I Think I’m Up For It” [VIDEO]

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

  • frenchhill

    It’s good to finally see rappers moving away from homophobia. Hip-hop since it’s birth has been connected with social justice and it’s nice to see it move to all areas of equality. Funny still though how rappers refer to homosexuality as a “lifestyle.” I certainly don’t think of being heterosexual as a “lifestyle” and I don’t know any straight male who thinks of it as a lifestyle, we were just born this way.

  • Mikey F Baby

    Quit pushing this agenda of yours. You’d support anything your black President decided he was for (after changing his previous stance of course). Oh wait, there’s an election coming up.

    These rappers are hardly throwing their support behind it anyway. Besides Jay-z it’s more like “Ya, just let everybody be happy”. Bet it doesn’t keep them from throwing faggot in their next rhyme.

    It’s not like gays can’t vote, so please don’t compare it to blacks. Stay out of politics.

    Atleast I can trust Cam’ron would never go say some stupid shit like these guys.

    • land lord

      Tell’em why you mad son.

      • alex

        hahah amen brother

  • No to gay marriage

    SO this is the new agenda of the homosexual agenda.
    they asking radio personality, actors the question and get them to co-sign since they know they will not say no s their bosses are gay, plus they don’t want the backlash of these 1.5% of the population who keep putting their foot on the neck of the 97%.

    SO fi they get every major artist to support it then the fans will open up.

    but i like 50′s answer. I’ts realer than most even though they don’t emphasise it.
    he mentioned how is gonna fit in religion, which is not gonna work cause religion is a BIG part of the whorl, in fact the world is more religious than not. so this will not reign for too long.

  • Kane

    I don’t see why anyone can be against it, it’s not like it’s gonna effect anyone at all, what’s the worst that’s gonna happen? A gay guy comes up to you & flirts a little? Say sorry, I’m not gay, move on, DUH!!