US rapper Trick Trick has told homosexuals not to buy his new album, 'The Villain'.
In an interview with All Hip Hop, the rapper, a long term collaborator with Eminem, said he disliked the homosexual lifestyle.
He also claimed that “the world is changing for the worst” as a result of what he claims is society's acceptance of homosexuality.
“I’ma go on the record right now with this. Homosexuals are probably not gonna like this album,” he said.
“I don’t want your faggot money any goddamn way. I don’t like it [homosexuality]. Carry that shit somewhere else.”
'The Villain', which is out now, contains a wide range of homophobic lyrics.
In one song, Trick Trick refers to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell, both gay activists, as “dyke bitches” and promises to send a “scud missile right through their fucking cruise ship.”
But Trick Trick defended the lyrics, saying that he wanted to address the issue as “hard as hell”.
He said: “It’s just that every time that you turn on the TV, that sissy shit is on. And they act like its fucking okay.
“The world is changing for the worst when shit like that happens. And I address that issue. I address it hard as hell.”
Eminem and Sir Elton
Trick Trick's comments, and his association with Eminem, are likely to bring hip-hop music's much publicised relationship with homosexuality back into the spotlight.
Many of Eminem's early lyrics were perceived as homophobic by activists before he performed alongside Sir Elton John, an openly gay musician, at the Grammy Awards in 2001.
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