Rap’s Gay-Friendly Tipping Point

Chris Lee thinks we're getting close:

[I]t’s not just hip-hop veterans with impeccable street cred and catalogs of platinum hits who are speaking out against homophobia. Even up-and-coming artists such as Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky are voicing discontent with anti-gay attitudes. Never mind that back in the day, such a public stance would have been a professional liability. "I used to be homophobic, but that’s fucked up," A$AP Rocky told the influential music site Pitchfork in October. "I had to look in the mirror and say, 'All the designers I’m wearing are gay.'"

Previous Dish on hip-hop and homosexuality here