Rapper Game has said that he believes a number of other rap stars are gay and should come out.

The ‘Mr Life’ performer, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, said he was not homophobic but has a problem with people who stay in the closet.

He told VLAD TV: “I think there are several rappers that are in the closet and gay. They are the only type of gay people that I have a problem with. I don’t have a problem with gay people. Gay people are everywhere and rightfully so, it’s a free country.

“Game has no problem with gay people, Game has a problem with people who are pretending not to be gay. The number one issue with that is that you can be fooling somebody and you could give them AIDS [sic] and they can die. So that in the closet s**t is real scary.

He added: “We got to get into the seriousness of it. If you’re gay just say you’re gay, so be cool and be proud.”

Game, who is heterosexual, was also asked whether he had worked with any gay artists.

He said: “Possibly, yeah. And not being just full-out gay, just pretending he loves girls and lives the rap lifestyle, but really he’s a man fan.

“There’s a lot of man fans out there in hip-hop. I see how you n****s be looking at n****s you’re around too. They be looking at n****s crazy.”