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Wiz Khalifa accused of homophobia after saying men shouldn’t bite bananas in public

Josh Jackman July 20, 2018

Khalifa said: "You gotta break it in half, ’cause if you bite a banana, you sus" (Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM/youtube)

Wiz Khalifa has been called homophobic after he warned men not to eat full bananas in public.

The 30-year-old US rapper, best known for number one songs like “See You Again” and “Black and Yellow,” made the comments during a radio interview this week.

A study last year found there is a strong link between men who feel that their masculinity is undermined, and men who take solace in sexist or homophobic humour.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13:  Wiz Khalifa performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Live P.C. Richard & Son Theater on August 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Khalifa is a 30-year-old father of one (Bryan Bedder/Getty)

Khalifa opened the segment by telling New York’s Power 105.1 FM presenter Charlamagne tha God, seemingly unprompted: “You gotta break it in half, ’cause if you bite a banana, you sus.”

The host responded: “God damn, Wiz! That’s how you wanna start the interview off?”

This didn’t put the singer-songwriter off though, as he continued: “Nah, if you a n***a, like, n****s gotta break the banana in half.”

Wiz Khalifa’s worst nightmare, apparently (instagram/siwonchoi)

Charlamagne responded: “What you mean, you just peel it and bite it!”

“Nah, see, that’s the thing,” Khalifa told him. “You gotta break it in pieces bro.”

“Why? It’s just a fruit.”

“I’m just trying to help you out, bro,” the singer replied. “If you’re in public, and you’re eating a banana, just break it into pieces.”

Charlamagne was visibly shocked (Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM/youtube)

Charlamagne’s co-host Angela Yee quipped: “You gotta eat the bananas like, real sloppy.”

Khalifa replied firmly, telling her: “No. No,” before adding: “You can do that.

“You get more followers that way.”

People were quick to call out Khalifa online, with actor and video producer Quinta Brunson writing: “You miss out on so many good things in life when you are homophobic.”

Another person tweeted: “*dying of hunger on a deserted island* *finds a bunch of bananas* wiz: no homo tho *dies*.”

One Twitter user said: “i find really funny that whenever he eats bananas wiz khalifa’s mind goes to gay dudes and blowjobs.”

Another promised: “Mark my words, if I ever see Wiz, I’m gonna eat a banana in slow-mo and never break eye contact.”

And yet another wrote: “Wiz Khalifa said in an interview that it’s gay for men to eat bananas. … can you imagine your masculinity being THAT fragile? C’mon Wiz #WizKhalifa.”

In 2016, Wiz Khalifa was involved in an argument with Kanye West which saw West taunted for insisting: “Exes can be mad but just know, I never let them play with my ass.”

Many were quick to champion butt play after West claimed: “I stay away from that area all together.”

WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 01:  Wiz Khalifa attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Entourage" at Regency Village Theatre on June 1, 2015 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
“If you’re in public, and you’re eating a banana, just break it into pieces” (Kevin Winter/Getty)

Khalifa’s comments were also reminiscent of when Bolivian President Evo Morales said that eating chicken turns men gay because it’s “loaded with female hormones.”

He added that he only eats non-genetically modified chicken to avoid becoming gay or effeminate.

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