In a recent interview with VladTV, singer T-Pain spoke about homophobia in the urban music community. The star stated that a lot of people are still very leery of working with openly gay artists like Frank Ocean; and a lot of guys are too insecure to be comfortable with gay male artists.
“I think it’s just n—as man,” T-Pain said. “You ever notice how homophobic n—as is all the time? It’s like, dude, if you ain’t gay, then gay things shouldn’t bother you. Gay people shouldn’t bother you. You ain’t going to get your a– pumped, dude. Ain’t nobody trying to look for you, my n—a. You can say gay things but not be seen as gay. You don’t gotta say, ‘No homo.’ You ain’t gotta say, ‘I want a hot dog, no homo…’ Be comfortable with your manhood. We know you f–k b–ches, my n—a.”
T-Pain’s friendship with his openly gay assistant made headlines last year, and the singer says that he can tell that people act differently when the assistant is around.
“I can see people not f–king with me because he’s there,” T-Pain said. “It’s like, bro, you ain’t even got b–ches, why do you think this gay dude going to like you? B–ches don’t even like you.”
He spoke about urban radio and whether Frank Ocean’s sexuality has hurt him with urban artists.
“I think the radio is getting more gay-friendly,” he said. “I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs. I know n—as that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the f–king song and that’s so terrible to me, man. What I do ain’t going to affect nothing that you got going on.”