Rapper A$AP Rocky Doesn't Respect Gay Men in the Closet

By: Jase Peeples

Rap music may not have had a reputation for embracing the LGBT community in the past, but artists like A$AP Rocky are proof that attitudes are evolving rapidly.

The rap artist recently spoke out in support of gay men in the public eye who come out of the closet and said he supported anyone who embraced their sexuality.

Rocky weighed in on out artist Frank Ocean and NBA center Jason Collins’s historic announcement in Sports Illustrated magazine confirming he is a gay man. “I respect men more for coming out,” he told 93.9 WKYS radio. “They joke on Frank Ocean a lot, but at least he ain’t out here frontin’. It’s a lot of mothafuckas they be out here they be in the closet mothafuckas. I don’t respect them. I respect gay men who identify it and they out with it. I don’t have a problem with gay people at all.”

This isn’t the first time the rap artist has raised his voice in support of LGBT people. Click here for highlights from his gay-friendly chats with Interview magazine.

(Via Advocate)