Lil B Album Title Death Threats. He isn’t gay, but Lil B naming his album as such has prompted death threats. The rising hip-hop MC and former member of The Pack announced earlier in April that he planned to name “I’m Gay,” despite not being a homosexual.“I’m very gay, but I love women. I’m not attracted to men in any way. I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy. I’m a gay, heterosexual male,” he told MTV. “I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation, and that’s why I’m doing it.”
Even so, the album title has spawned a nasty backlash against him, as he said he’s “many of my supporters have turned on me,” and he gets messages from some saying “I’m gonna bash your head in,” “you fa**ot,” and ‘I’m gonna kill you.”
The Berkeley-based rapper said that he’s trying to break barriers in the hip-hop world. Former MTV producer and hip-hop expert Terrence Dean recently wrote a book, titled “Hiding In Hip Hop: On The Down Low in the Entertainment Industry From Music to Hollywood,” about being a gay member of the rap community and the hurdles that those involved still need to overcome in a column for HelloBeautiful.com.
“Hip Hop is a culture and environment which does not provide a safe place for an artist to come forward or to come out,” he wrote.
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