Feloni, Nicki Minaj lyrics/rumors, bounce, prison.
Those are all things you won’t find in my July XXL feature on homophobia in hip-hop. If you want, blame space limitations, ignorance on my part, or things I simply didn’t feel comfortable getting into as a straight white male who barely counts as a rap fan anymore. However, the piece is also pretty specific: On the most basic level, have attitudes changed, and who will admit to it? We probably could have gotten some more queer voices in here, but a large part of this was seeing what straight people would say on the record. We all know homophobia is a problem; how is it seen by those on the other side? (PS: Dave Bry is an awesome editor.)