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."
19th November 2013
X Factor winner James Arthur quits Twitter after homophobic row 8
1:09 PM — X Factor star James Arthur has left Twitter following criticism for using homophobic language against another artist in a “rap feud”.
16th September 2013
Rapper Mykki Blanco accuses Britney Spears of exploiting gay fans 19
7:05 PM — Following the release of her latest single, Work B**ch, rapper Mykki Blanco has accused Britney Spears of exploiting her gay fans with her music.
28th August 2013
Gay rapper to Macklemore: ‘Gay people don’t care about your video about gay people’ 25
4:47 PM — An openly gay rapper and producer from New York City went on a tirade denouncing straight rap star Macklemore after his performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) at the weekend, of a hit which carries a strong message of support for equal marriage.
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.
16th July 2013
Germany: Berlin Mayor files legal complaint against rapper for anti-gay lyrics 19
6:24 PM — A German rapper is the subject of a legal complaint filed by Berlin's mayor, who has accused him of releasing a video containing anti-gay lyrics, and which incites violence.
24th June 2013
Rapper Macklemore joins support for gay student expelled from university for proposing to her girlfriend 1
1:17 PM — US rap star Macklemore has showed his support for a Nebraska student who was expelled from her university after she proposed to her girlfriend at one of his concerts.
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 June 2013
Lauryn Hill defends song accused of ‘homophobic’ lyrics 24
4:20 PM — US singer Lauryn HIll defended her latest track, which was slammed by critics, as some said it contains “homophobic” lyrics, and portrays drag queens, as a negative aspect of modern society.
29th May 2013
Lauryn Hill condemned for ‘homophobic’ lyrics on new track 42
2:54 PM — US singer Lauryn HIll has been slammed by critics for her latest song, which some said contains "homophobic" lyrics, and portrays drag queens, as a negative aspect of modern society.
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.
19th April 2013
T-Pain slams ‘homophobic idiots’ on Twitter 8
1:31 PM — Rapper and music producer T-Pain slammed "homophobic idiots" on his Twitter account earlier this week, condemning people for misjudging his gay assistant.