Ne-Yo Says Hip Hop Should Embrace LGBTQ Models After “Astroworld” Cover Debacle
Ne-Yo chimes in after Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” controversy.
“If rap is not embracing [the LGBTQ community], that’s the only people not embracing them,” he said. “I mean, they’re here. They’re not going anywhere. They’re people just like us. I feel like they deserve the same respect so yeah, I feel like it’s definitely about time.”
Overall, Ne-Yo believes that right now is a better time than any to more openly welcome the LGBTQ community into hip hop.
“I say to each his own. If you gonna be ignorant, be ignorant. That’s on you. However, on this side, we gon’ be enlightened and welcome.” He said, “It’s definitely about time. I don’t know who’s going to shoot the first shot or whatever the case may be but that person will be blazing a trail so to speak.”
He added, “It’s all about equality at this point, man. We all in this shit together. We gotta make sure this thing don’t blow up. Or get blown up by an ignant ass president.”
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