Snoop Dogg accused of homophobia over video questioning ‘gay rapper’
Rap star Snoop Dogg has been accused of homophobia over a video including a sketch in which the sexual orientation of a fictional rapper is questioned.
The fictional character is featured in the ‘Moment I Feared’ video from his new album ‘Beautiful Thugger Girls’.
Some have drawn comparisons between the character Fonz D-lo and rapper Young Thug.
Young Thug has worn similar outfits in the past
In the video the character dresses up and poses for photos which are similar to those featured on Young Thug’s ‘Jeffrey’ mixtape.
Snoop asks him in the video “are you gay?” saying “I don’t care”.
The character responds “Yes, I’m happy”.
The Guardian’s music editor Ben Beaumont-Thomas says the video is “openly homophobic” adding that it “shows just how out of touch he now is with modern rap.”
Neither Snoop Dogg nor Young Thug has responded to the accusations.
Check out the video below:
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Snoop, then going by Snoop Lion, back in 2013 faced massive controversy for saying that he thought that being gay in the rap industry would never be “acceptable”.
The artist made the comments in an interview with the Guardian, in which he referred back to an interview that year, when he said the world of Hip Hop was ready to accept a gay artist, following Frank Ocean’s announcement that he had been in love with a man.
Musician Frank Ocean in 2012 revealed his first love was with a man and, received praise from those in the music industry for coming out while beginning to forge a successful career as a hip-hop artist.
Young Thug has in the past said there is “no such thing as gender”.
In a magazine shoot the rapper also wore a tutu and was praised for going against gender norms.