Rapper Lil B is receiving mixed feedback for the title of his upcoming album, “I’m Gay,” from praise from gay and lesbian groups to death threats from anonymous sources.
In a recent interview, the rapper said, “People been hitting me up like, “I’m gonna bash your head in,” “you f—-t,” “I’m gonna kill you. I’m not gonna stop and I’m not scared of anybody on earth. Nobody gonna stop me.”
Lil B is even receiving flak from some of his fans over the controversial album title.
“A lot of my supporters have turned on me. It’s been a few supporters that’s saying, “I’m not gonna rock with you anymore,” he said. “That’s fine, because you know what? They didn’t love me for real anyway.”
But the rapper, who says he is heterosexual, isn’t letting the hate deter his effort to support the gay community. And he’s found an ally in the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), who expressed support for him as long as his title isn’t a “gimmick.” Lil B insists that it isn’t.
“I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it,” he said during the interview. “I hope GLAAD sees that I’m taking initial steps to break barriers.”
Lil B hasn’t confirmed a release date for the upcoming album, but whenever it drops more controversy is sure to follow.
By Brooks Newkirk