Since Tuesday night (July 3), when Frank Ocean came out as a bisexual, most rappers and strong figures in the hip-hop community saluted the R&B crooner and Odd Future member for being brave and courageous.
Ocean’s fellow Odd Future members–such as Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt–along with Russell Simmons, DJ Drama and more recently Trina and Busta Rhymes, have been just a few of the notables who have stood up in support of the young singer’s decision to come out, applauding his honesty and courageousness.
Lil Scrappy supports Ocean’s coming out decision as well…but for entirely different reasons.
Scrappy, who recently released his album, The Grustle, and can be seen on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta reality television series, recently tried to explain to TMZ why Ocean coming out is a big deal.
“I’m glad that he came out…so all the real women that love to mess with real men, straight men, we can keep the AIDS situation down, you feel me?” Scrappy said.
The Atlanta rapper then attempted to add some science to his opinion.
“[Homosexuality] is a doorway to AIDS, scientifically.”
TMZ was quick to point out that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, that men who have sex with men accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections in 2009.
Despite feeling the way he feels, Scrap proceeded to tell the celebrity news website that he’d “jump on a track” with Ocean without a problem.
Most recently Trina and Busta Rhymes agreed, during separate interviews, that Ocean’s preference is his choice and they’ll continue to be fans of his music.
“Whatever that man does in his personal space is that man’s choice and that man’s business,” Busta recently told MTV News. “I am an extremely huge fan of Frank Ocean. His music is impeccable to me, and as far as I’m concerned, I respect the dude completely.”
“From hip-hop all the way down to the common man that walks the streets on the Earth every day, we’re at a place in life where we gotta respect and accept what people choose as their path that they wanna walk in life, because ultimately you want people to respect what you choose as your path and your journey in life,” he added.
Ocean, a Jay-Z and Kanye West collaborator on their Watch the Throne album last year, revealed his bisexuality on a post via his Tumblr account on Tuesday night.
Early Saturday morning (July 7), Ocean tweeted: ”im not a victim. im grown. life’s way harder for a lot of people. i still love everyone of ya’ll. no condescension. –Jakinder Singh