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.”