Jay-Z Jumps On Barack’s Pro-Gay Marriage Bandwagon

Jay-Z isn’t exactly the first person you’d expect to come out in support of gay marriage, but he’s not the last either. The underlying (or obvious) homophobia in rap has been apparent for years.

Artists like Rick Ross, Eminem, The Game, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Ja Rule, DMX and Tyler, The Creator are all guilty of it in some form. Jay-Z, who recently came out in in support of Obama’s comments, has never done more than name-drop notorious gay-basher Buju Banton.

People still seem shocked by his words. “I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love.”

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Obama [Finally] Supports Gay Marriage

Maybe I shouldn’t have so quickly condemned Obama‘s lack of initiative at a family dinner last month (word of advice: never say “balls” in front of your mom or brother).

Barack told ABC News that he officially is moving in support of gay marriage, something he was closed to during his first go at elections in 2008, opting instead for civil unions.

“At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” he told Robin Roberts in a Good Morning America interview that will air later today.  Continue reading “Obama [Finally] Supports Gay Marriage”