Although hip-hop has grown more tolerant over the years, the culture still grapples with misogyny and homophobia. This has come to light in recent weeks, following the backlash against Lil Nas X’s ‘Industry Baby’ visual as well as DaBaby’s hateful and ill-informed remarks at Rolling Loud Miami, both of which rekindled conversations about the problem of long-standing rap fanaticism.
Megan Thee Stallion weighed in on the issue during a recent interview with People magazine, claiming that gender mainstreaming with homophobia was long overdue.
âIt’s about time,â she said. “Representation is important, and it is really crucial for all of us to have compassion and acceptance of every human being.”
Megan faced homophobia allegations in 2019, after Twitter users unearthed an old tweet in which she used a gay insult against someone who had upset her.
“That little fool just pissed me off,” she wrote in her late teens.
The 26-year-old rapper addressed the controversy in 2018 and 2019, saying she apologized for her language and insisted the post did not represent her current views.
You can read Megan’s full interview on People here, where she talks about her performance at Rolling Loud Miami, how the school kept her down, and her recent collaboration with Cash App.
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