21st May 2015
Pittsburgh Pride faces protests for booking ‘white rapper’ Iggy Azalea 2
11:33 AM — A pride festival in Pittsburgh is under fire from radical campaigners, after it booked white rapper Iggy Azalea to perform.
22nd April 2015
Video of Ed Sheeran branding rapper ‘faggoty’ pulled from internet 6
11:54 AM — Ed Sheeran's management have pulled a clip of the singer rapping about 'faggots' off of YouTube.
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.
16th February 2015
Wu-Tang Clan member: I don’t support gays, but I’m not here to judge 54
6:40 PM — Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna has said that he "doesn't support" homosexuality - but isn't "judging".
6th February 2015
Azealia Banks: If gay men can say bitch, why can’t I say faggot? 29
2:29 PM — Azealia Banks has claimed that it is fine for her to use "faggot" as an insult, because gay men often say "bitch".
4th February 2015
Azealia Banks: If I am a homophobe, so what? I make more money than you 98
12:47 PM — Rapper Azaelia Banks has mocked people who label her a homophobe - because she makes more money.
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.
26th December 2014
VIDEO: Eminem comes out as gay in The Interview 25
11:35 AM — Eminem comes out as gay in The Interview
8th December 2014
Cyndi Lauper praises 50 Cent’s ‘evolution’ on gay issues 18
5:29 PM — Cyndi Lauper has claimed that 50 Cent is now a "good guy" - despite once telling gay men to kill themselves.
14th November 2014
Azealia Banks defends calling Perez Hilton a ‘faggot’ because gay men are ‘more misogynistic’ 41
11:33 AM — American rapper Azealia Banks, who repeatedly called blogger Perez Hilton a "faggot" last year, has said she has no regrets because lots of gay men are "more misogynistic" than straight men.
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.
13th August 2014
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper denied UK visa over homophobic stance 39
12:41 PM — Adamantly homophobic Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine has been denied entry to the UK to perform at two venues, over complaints that his songs included violently homophobic lyrics.
20th July 2014
Rapper Troy Ave is obsessed with asking people to pick between a gay son or a ‘retarded’ son 30
4:38 PM — Rapper Troy Ave has come under fire for a series of tweets repeatedly asking people to pick between having a gay son or a "retarded" son.
3rd July 2014
Ice-T ‘The gay male is gay and I have no problem with that’ 33
6:08 PM — US rap legend Ice-T says gay men are not to blame for the “pussyfication” of the male sex.
27th June 2014
Rapper Angel Haze on Ireland Baldwin: We’re not ‘best friends’, we f**k 5
3:38 PM — Pansexual rapper Angel Haze has accused the press of being uncomfortable with her interracial lesbian relationship with Ireland Baldwin.
25th May 2014
US: Jamaican rapper Queen Ifrica dropped from concert over homophobic lyrics 10
2:31 PM — A Jamaican rapper who was due to perform a show in New York has been dropped from the line-up, after protests over her homophobic lyrics.
21st May 2014
Same Love rapper Macklemore apologises for wearing ‘anti-Semitic Jew costume’ 16
12:28 PM — His support for LGBT equality is clear for all to see, but US rapper Macklemore has been left reeling after being branded “anti-Semitic”.
2nd May 2014
Netherlands: Rapper under investigation for homophobic, anti-Semitic lyrics 73
5:07 PM — A Dutch rapper is under investigation for the use of extremely homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic lyrics in a rap song.
31st January 2014
Listen: Christian rapper Bizzle records homophobic rap response to ‘Same Love’ 79
6:27 PM — Christian rapper Bizzle has recorded a homophobic rap response to 'Same Love', in which he compares gay people to paedophiles, and says that gay people are 'against God'.
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."