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Fashion has always been a staple of hip-hop. But what to do when a fashion trend literally divides the house of hip-hop in half? Some fashion-forward rappers like Atlanta’s Young Thug have adopted the controversial shirt-skirt into their wardrobe, while other more traditional rappers like the outspoken Lord Jamar of the legendary group Brand Nubian…

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Outspoken rapper Lord Jamar of the legendary group Brand Nubian has never been one to mince words. As of late, Jamar has made headlines with his conservative stance on homosexuality and hip hop. In the past, he’s gotten into a war of words with Yelawolf and Marlon Wayans regarding the topic. This time, his latest target…

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“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson had the whole nation up in arms earlier this year after he made racist and homophobic comments in a high-profile GQ article. Although it looked like the controversy had finally died down, Robertson’s son, Willie, recently poured gasoline on the matter and reignited the controversy when he made homophobic comments…

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Over the past several months, Brand Nubian member Lord Jamar has been vocal in his criticism of white rappers who he feels disrespect the culture. The controversy began with Jamar blasting Seattle rapper Macklemore for the latter’s criticism of homophobia in hip-hop. Jamar told VladTV last fall that white rappers are “guests” in hip-hop and should recognize that “this is a black man’s thing.” Now, another veteran of 90s East Coast hip-hop is voicing his opinion. Buckshot of Black Moon and the Boot Camp Clik responded to Jamar’s comments and made it clear that he does not agree at all.

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When it comes to the hosts of the venerable morning talk show “The View,” Sherri Shepherd has certainly been one of the more controversial hosts for her conservative and sometimes dumbfounding quotes about sexuality, HIV/AIDS and literally the shape of the world. For years many people have seen Shepherd as homophobic because of her conservative…

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Story by Stereo Williams Photography by DeWayne Rogers “I’m going to lose 30 pounds by the summer.” “I want to save at least $5000 this year.” “This year, I’m visiting South Africa. I mean it this time.” Welcome to 2014! January means it’s time for us to start picking ourselves apart and making promises to change something we don’t like. New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap — we think of them as little bits of denial as opposed to well-intentioned…

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Evander Holyfield may be one of boxing’s most lovable stars, but there was little that people adored about the heavyweight champ this weekend when, on an episode of the U.K.’s “Celebrity Big Brother,” he claimed that homosexuality is unnatural and can be changed, like a handicap. Since then, Holyfield has been criticized by many across…

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Last week, “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson the most controversial county bumpkin in the nation when he made racist and anti-gay comments in an infamous interview with GQ magazine. Since then, Robertson has been suspended from his TV show and the “Duck Dynasty” cast has been enduring a firestorm of media criticism over the controversy.…

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Veteran Brand Nubian emcee Lord Jamar found himself in the throes of controversy over the past few months after he commented that Macklemore is pushing a “gay agenda” on hip-hop and that homosexuality does nothing to elevate humanity. With both fans and fellow hip-hop artists criticizing the rapper for his comments, Jamar is now further…

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Brand Nubian member Lord Jamar made headlines in September when he declared that white rappers were “guests in the house of hip-hop” after he was asked about Macklemore’s LGBT-friendly hit “Same Love.” The statement was given as Jamar explained why he felt a white rapper had no business criticizing homophobia in hip-hop. Alabama native Yelawolf was asked go offer his perspective on both Jamar’s statement regarding white rappers and the veteran emcee’s stance on homophobia.

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