Rapper Game has a knack for stirring up controversy with his bold and outrageous candor. And with his most recent round of comments concerning homosexuality, HIV transmission and closeted gays, Game set off a whirling firestorm of commentary about his divisive words. Now, the outspoken emcee is setting the record straight about his “gay” comments.
In a recent interview with TMZ’s Harvey Levin, Game addressed his DJ Vlad interview in which he remarked, “Game don’t have a problem with gay people. Game has a problem with people that are pretending not to be gay and are gay because the number one issue with that is that you could be fooling somebody and give them AIDS and they can die and so that in the closet s—t is real scary.”
Clarifying his statements, Game maintained that he doesn’t have a problem with homosexuality, but believes that gay and bisexual men need to be honest with potential sex partners about their sexuality.
“There are some men who make it worst on people – men and women – when they’re hiding their homosexuality,” said Game. “Be gay and be cool. That way, you give people the option on whether they want to deal with you in that manner, sexually. That type of stuff is ruining the world and it’s not really cool that people are hiding stuff. And I’m not necessarily saying that everybody who hasn’t come out of the closet has AIDS. I can’t [make that assessment], I’m just stating my opinion.”
Following his interview with Levin, TMZ tweeted the interview with the line, “@TheGame believes closeted gay men spread AIDS by “fooling” women to have sex with the bit.ly/nOJ4zv,” to which Game retweeted with the line, “they do, ask @Oprah.”
Game then fired off a slew of uncensored tweets about the subject.
“Look, @TMZ its simple: if your GAY be GAY !!! I don’t have a problem with GAY people… I like Elton John’s music a lot. #StraightTweet,” tweeted Game, adding, “@TMZ its just those GAY men who are pretending to be straight and f—kin both genders & passing on HIV & other STD’s…#thatShitAintRight,”
Referring back to his own statements about having worked with closeted gay rappers, Game then took a shot at his nemesis 50 Cent, calling him gay.
“@TMZ but look around, s—t I be surprised when I see someone who’s not GAY. My girl hair stylist is GAY & he kool. @50cent GAY n we was kool,” tweeted Game.
Making sure that there are no questions about his own sexuality, Game then professed his sincere love for the opposite sex.
“Wanna hear a story everybody? Okay, take your seats & listen up….. Once upon a time, I fell in love with PU—Y…. THE END,” tweeted Game.
Shifting gears, once again, Game, who previously only spoke of HIV transmission in regards to homosexuality and bisexuality, then added heterosexual men into the equation, contending that they too spread HIV.
“Oh oh oh…..one more thing: it ain’t only GAY men living on the DL spreading HIV & STD’s … its some of you dirty d—k straight ni—as 2,” tweeted Game, adding, “Let a #ManFan be a #ManFan. I’m gone stick to beatin’ my girl cakes. Ok, “ImDone @chrisbrown voice.”
It’s clear that Game would benefit from a healthy conversation about the affects of homophobia on the closet, the mental state of gay and bisexual men, and safer sexual practices. But at least this time around he admitted that HIV is not just a gay disease, but a nondiscriminating illness that affects us all. – nicholas robinson