My gay-straight alliance supporter list is growing and getting sponsorship from the strangest of places. Rapper Lil B is attempting to de-stigmatize the word gay. Lil B said at Coachella: “I’m going to do the most controversial thing in hip hop…i’m gonna show you that words don’t mean s**t. I’m gonna make an album called “I’m gay.”
POW, TAKE THAT!
In his steady rise to rap notoriety, Lil B has relied heavily on his viral fanbase. His multiple MySpace pages, Facebook “likes” and army of Twitter followers have helped propel his music and message. But ever since Lil B announced at Coachella last week that the title of his next album will be I’m Gay, some fans have turned on the Based God. A few have even sent digital death threats.
“People been hitting me up like, ‘I’m gonna bash your head in,’ ‘you f—-t,’ ‘I’m gonna kill you,’ ” Lil B told MTV News on Thursday (April 21), as he drove to a show at the Mezzanine in San Francisco.
With upcoming shows lined up in Chicago, Detroit and at the Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey in the next few weeks, Lil B showed no signs of fear and said he’d proceed with his scheduled dates.