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The homophobic tensions are high after rapper Nipsey Hussle posted a controversial message on Instagram.
The Crenshaw rapper who is set to release an album titled ‘Victory Lap’ on February 16th is receiving a ton of backlash after saying this:
“Demonstration speaks louder than Conversation,” he wrote under a photo of a group of young Black men. “They gone feed us every image of our men and boys but this one. No hyper violent…No homo sexual…No abandoners….JUS STRONG BLAC MEN AND YOUNG Men. RESPECT TO MY BIG HOMIE @bigu1 for Leading with love and intelligence. GOD IS WITH US WHO CAN GO AGAINST US”
Activist Deray clapped back referencing Nipsey’s comment as homophobic and poses a question that many want the answer to: “How does who I love change my ability to wield and/or challenge power?”
Take a look below:
.@NipseyHussle’s homophobia is more common than one would hope. In his comments are the idea that to be a gay black man means that one cannot be strong — that strength is elusive to gay black men.
How does who I love change my ability to wield and/or challenge power? pic.twitter.com/QyiUtZzK7N
— deray (@deray) January 8, 2018
Nipsey Hussle did not back down, and has been engaging in deep conversation with his followers regarding this matter.
Nipsey’s last tweet pretty much sums up how he feels:
See here and tell us what you think!
Top of the am…I hope all y’all inspired to be great and also hope that y’all know I’ll never be affected by social media backlash or change my opinion because they unpopular. https://t.co/2eG5labJeu
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) January 9, 2018