Kid Cudi writes tribute to Lil Nas X, while criticizing homophobia in hip-hop
When Lil Nas X dropped the tracklist for his launching album “Montero” previously this month, some individuals slammed the young rap artist for having no Black guys included, in spite of having numerous Black ladies on the album.
“There’s a homophobic cloud over hip-hop, and he’s going to break that sh-t down,” Kid Cudi composed in the piece, released Wednesday. “We have to stand with him. I’m going to do whatever I have to do to let him know — you have my support.”
Given that coming out as gay, Lil Nas X has actually been the topic of widespread reaction from some members of the hip-hop neighborhood who have actually painted him and his sexuality as a hazard to Black guys. This occurred most especially when rap artist Boosie utilized slurs versus Lil Nas X, threatening to “beat [Lil Nas X’s] a**.” Boosie’s remarks came days after rap artist DaBaby insulted gay guys and shared false information about HIV throughout an efficiency at the music celebration Rolling Loud.
“To have a gay man in hip-hop doing his thing, crushing records — that is huge for us and for Black excellence,” Kid Cudi composed Wednesday. “The way he’s unafraid to make people uncomfortable is so rock ‘n’ roll. He’s a true rock star.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.