26th March 2015
Gay rapper Mykki Blanco to become investigative journalist
10:51 AM — Outspoken gay rapper Mykki Blanco has announced that he is stepping away from music to become an investigative journalist.
8th January 2015
Snoop Dogg facing lawsuit for mocking gay man on Instagram 10
3:18 PM — American rapper Snoop Dogg has been threatened with a lawsuit for a mocking Instagram post about a gay man.
14th August 2014
Kanye West’s former DJ makes homophobic remarks 17
12:52 PM — Kanye West’s former DJ has made a series of homophobic remarks on Twitter.
11th July 2014
US: Chicago radio station calls Laverne Cox a ‘t****y’ 1
2:11 PM — A Chicago radio station has mocked transgender actress Laverne Cox, referring to her using a transphobic slur.
26th April 2014
Angel Haze: Being gay in hip-hop is still really stigmatised 1
2:40 PM — Rapper Angel Haze has spoken out about homophobia within hip-hop, saying that a 'stigma' still exists around gay people.
6th February 2014
US battle rapper Daylyt condemns Macklemore and Lil Wayne for supporting ‘gay sh*t’ 23
2:47 PM — US battle rapper Daylyt has criticised rap and hip hop stars Macklemore and Lil Wayne for showing their support to the gay community, saying it is "ugly" that "gay sh*t is taking over the world."
26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
11th September 2013
A$AP Rocky addresses MTV VMA gay controversy: ‘I’m not homophobic at all’ 6
12:10 PM — Rapper A$AP Rocky has addressed the controversy surrounding his appearance with openly gay basketball star Jason Collins at the MTV VMA awards, apologising to the star and saying: "I'm not homophobic"
26th August 2013
Rap star Macklemore: ‘Gay rights are human rights. There is no separation’ 10
3:54 PM — Rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their pro-equal marriage track “Same Love” alongside Jennifer Hudson and Mary Lambert at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards.
7th June 2013
Rap star Eve: Frank Ocean was ‘ridiculously brave’ to come out as bisexual
5:24 PM — Rap star Eve has commented on hip hop artist Frank Ocean's 2012 decision to come out as bisexual, saying he was "ridiculously brave" to do so, and that she thought more hip hop stars should come out.
6th May 2013
Rapper Lil Wayne: Jason Collins coming out ‘is opening a lot of doors’ for gay sports people
3:14 PM — Rap star Lil Wayne, has become the latest hip-hop musician to speak out in favour of NBA star Jason Collins, who came out as gay last week, saying that the massive support he received showed that "it's a fair world out there".
1st May 2013
Rapper A$AP Rocky: ‘I have respect for gay men who come out of the closet’
6:28 PM — Rap star A$AP Rocky has commented on gay men coming out, saying that he has "more respect" for artists such as Frank Ocean, and sportsmen like Jason Collins, who come out as gay.
30th April 2013
Snoop Lion: There will be an openly gay rap star ‘in the near future’ 2
12:45 AM — Snoop Lion, rap-turned-reggae artist, who has been vocal in supporting gay rights, but who has in the past noted the difficulty faced by a gay rap artist wanting to come out, has said that he thinks "in the near future" it will be much easier.
13th April 2013
Rapper Azealia Banks says A$AP Rocky should ‘come out of the closet’ for commenting on lipstick 14
1:53 AM — Rapper Azealia Banks, who has been involved in controversy in the past for using homophobic slurs, has again taken to Twitter during a feud with fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, and said the straight artist should "come out of the closet" because he insulted her lipstick.
5th April 2013
Rapper Daddy Yankee denies that he is gay after circulation of fake gay kiss photo 5
1:11 PM — Rapper Daddy Yankee has dismissed rumours that he is gay, blaming social media for the rumours, as a photograph which sites claimed was of him kissing another man, circulated earlier this week.
1st April 2013
Snoop Lion on equal marriage: ‘People can do as they please’ 3
4:42 PM — Rapper turned reggae artist Snoop Lion has confirmed that he supports equal marriage, and said that he has "no issues with nobody."
25th March 2013
Rapper A$AP Rocky: ‘It’s crazy’ that homosexuality is even an issue in hip-hop 13
11:33 PM — Rapper A$AP Rocky has spoken out about homosexuality in the music industry, and said that "it's crazy" that it is still an issue.
31st August 2012
Stevie Wonder thinks that “some gay people are confused” about being gay 104
8:13 PM — In a recent interview, Stevie Wonder discussed Frank Ocean's recent announcement that his first love was a man, but said that he thinks men can confuse male bonding with being gay.