Kid Cudi, Kanye West, And Ty Dolla $ign Speak Out Against Homophobia In Hip-Hop

They are not the first and hopefully not the last.

Kid Cudi went on a tweetstorm Sunday, offering up some thoughts about the homophobia in hip-hop following the mass shooting in Orlando.

The 32-year-old rapper took to Twitter to offer his condolences, which actually led into a lesser-seen stance taken by mainstream rappers.

"My heart and prayers go out to the LGBT community and everyone affected by this tragedy. Really upset today," Cudi tweeted. "I wish there was more I could do than tweet, build awareness and donate money. Thats not enough. Not for me."

Then, Cudi instructed any of his homophobic followers to unfollow him, even bidding farewell to one that claimed God hated homosexuality.


Perhaps most surprising, though, was when Cudi called out the rap community directly. 

Cudi isn't the first well-known rapper to speak publicly about the way the LGBT community is treated by hip-hop. In fact, in 2005, Kanye West spoke to the issue in an interview with Sway Calloway.

"Hip-hop seemed like it was about fighting for your rights in the beginning, about speaking your mind, and breaking down barriers," West said at the time. "But everybody in hip-hop discriminates against gay people. To me, that's one of the standards of hip-hop."

After Cudi sent out a few of his tweets, he got a nod from Ty Dolla $ign, who sent one simple tweet out:

Check out Kanye's interview from 2005:


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