Tuesday, May 15, 2012
JIGGA SUPPORTS GAY MARRIAGE WHILE HIS WIFE SAYS NOTHING
Rapper Jay-Z is really getting respect from his fans. When he was asked during an interview his views on gay-marriage, he reply was "I always thought it's something that is still holding the country back. It's no different then discriminating against Blacks. It's still discrimination." It makes feel great that an Iconic male figure in Hip-Hop is taking a stand for same sex couples to marry and talking about how it's wrong for people to discriminate just because two people of the same sex are naturally attracted to each other. Since the early 1990's many Gay clubs began to spin records by many Hip-Hop, R&B, New Jack Swing and Dance hall artists, and Jigga's music gets lots of spins that has many gays, bisexuals, lesbians and transgenders on the floor, bopping their heads and dancing with their drinks in their hands to his joints. It's also a good move due to the homophobia that's in the Hip-Hop industry with several rappers like DMX and Eminem who are known for their homophobic lyrics as well as other artists including 50 Cent who have publicly stated how they don't like gays, while others including rapper Trick Trick have publicly stated how they don't want gays buying their music. This should hopefully show the gays who to support, and while Jay-Z has spoke out against discrimination, his wife Beyonce Knowels hasn't said anything or lend any support, and I'm not surprised that the former lead singer of Destiny's Child is keeping her mouth shut on this issue like she did when many others was speaking against bullying in 2010. Beyonce was forced to embrace and respect the community. In 2003, during an interview with The Sun she was quoted saying that God says that a woman is not supposed to kiss a woman when asked about the performance where Madonna kissed Soul singer Christina Aguleria and Pop singer Britney Spears. Knowels, who married Jigga in 2008 did post a statement on her website saying that her comment was taken out of context and that she loves her gay fans. Well regardless she has many gays who worship the ground she walks on and idolize her like's she's a God, but in 2010 when many Gay teens and young adults were committing suicide, she did not offer any support from what I know to give hope and comfort while others including Janet Jackson, Lala Anthony and Ciara did PSA's to let their fans know that they don't have to end their lives due to other people's ignorance, issues and isms. If she's donates money privately to charities it's fine, but if Beyonce really and truly cares about her gay fans, then it would have been nice for her to given a statement during the gay's time of need.