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?
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?