Lil B Receives Death Threats, Insists He's Gay -- But Not Like That

Categories: Hip-Hop

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Matt Seuferer
He's just really happy, okay?
​He didn't make much of it at his Mezzanine show last night, but Berkeley rapper Lil B plans to call his new album I'm Gay. Reaction to that news from the stubbornly homophobic parts of the hip-hop community?

Death threats. Really.

Lil B told MTV News:

"People been hitting me up like, 'I'm gonna bash your head in,' 'you f---t,' 'I'm gonna kill you.' "

"I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that's why I'm doing it. I hope GLAAD sees that I'm taking initial steps to break barriers."

Of course, Lil B also insists that he is not gay -- at least, that he isn't a homosexual. Under another definition, the 21-year-old rapper is gay as grapefruit. "I'm so happy," he told MTV. "I'm a gay, heterosexual male."

He also says the title of his new album -- which will be out in about a month -- is not intended as a provocation. To which we say, well, what is it then? Merely a crusade to remind people that the word has another definition besides its most common one?

[MTV News/ Perez Hilton/ East Bay Express]

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WHO!
WHO!

Lil B is Lil B.  Let him live.  My only concern is Promoting "Gays" having sex with women.  Because the whole "I'm Gay but I STILL fucked your bitch" is a bit disturbing. Considering that's how HIV is spreading rapidly.

Frontrow70
Frontrow70

Well the title is a little controversial!  alot of dl guys, homo thugs and straight guys are going to hate on him just because of the title. im not familiar with lil b but i don't think thats a good move naming his album gay or anything with gay in it, its not a good career choices, but its a shame their are so many ignorant people sending him death threat because of a title and misunderstanding why he chose the title, people thrive off hate and love to segregate just to make themselve feel normal or better than others who are different.

Frontrow70
Frontrow70

the title will get peoples attention, so does the title mean he's actually gay meaning happy or is he gay meaning homosexual or both, i don't think thats a good title for an album especially not for an hiphop album, beside alot of homo thug and ignorant straight guys are gonna continue to hate on him and the title of his album, i think lil b should name his album happy! LoL

Me
Me

He should have named it "I'm an Attention Whore".

altshiftM
altshiftM

Dudes got a point though. Gay does mean happy. Look it up in an actual dictionary if you don't believe or know.

Jasminetalklive
Jasminetalklive

I think he's cute and now brave for coming out in hip hop like that.

Therealist
Therealist

If he could get this much attention by naming his album "I'm Amish" he would do it.... the Internet loves attention whores.....

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