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Rapper Busta Rhymes Busts Out In Anti-Gay Slurs At Miami Beach Burger Joint

Busta Rhymes anti-gay

Rapper Busta Rhymes, (aka Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr), , has spoken out in the past in support of gay artists and rights , telling MTV News, “I think the whole world is ready to accept whatever people choose to be in life,” when R&B artist Frank Ocean came out.

But that wasn’t the case the other night when Rhymes flew into an anti-gay slur-filled tantrum in Miami Beach early Wednesday morning at the restaurant Cheeseburger Baby hurling homophobic slurs at the restaurant employees  and the owner because he wasn’t allowed to cut in line for a a burger of have it “his” way.

Stephanie Vitori, the owner of  Cheeseburger Baby, said that Rhymes and his entourage got belligerent when the restaurant refused to take their order before others waiting in line — then Rhymes flew into a rage when condiments were served on the side, calling one server a “fag” and Vitori a “bitch.”

Vitori said the restaurant was slammed as usual after South Beach clubs let out, but “one of [Rhymes’] crew came in and said, ‘Can you take my order first? We’re very important people.'”

Cheeseburger Baby employees declined. “It doesn’t matter who you are, its first come first served,” Vitori said.

But despite being served his to-go bag within 10 minutes, Rhymes became enraged that his mayonnaise, ketchup, salt and pepper were included on the side and after an employee explained the policy to the 40-year-old rapper, he allegedly put on his mouth grills and screamed, “Fuck you, fag! I’m not leaving until I get ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on my burger,” and he began coming over the counter screaming. “Fuck you, bitch,” at Vitori.

All that “over putting ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper on a burger? For real, you can’t open up a mayo and ketchup packet? It’s not right. I’m a gay business owner, and you don’t use that term. It’s degrading.”

Vitori called police but Rhymes left before Miami Beach Police arrived, but Vitori says she filed a report — and then had to call police again after a member of Rhymes’ party called later to say the rapper would be returning. But he never showed. Officers stayed at the restaurant until staff closed up.

Rhymes’ publicist has made no public comment about the incident at this time.

Neither has the organization formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation now only known as GLAAD

SOURCE: Huffington Post

Video – GLAAD Not So Happy That Rapper Lil B Will Call New Album: ‘I’m Gay"’

Two days ago at the famous Coachella Music Festival,  hip-hop artist Lil B from Berkeley, California announced that he’s calling his upcoming album “I’m Gay”.

Lil B at Coachella

“I’m gonna do the most controversial thing in hip-hop. Ya’ll heard it first. And I’mma just show you that words don’t mean s**t. I’mma make an album called ‘I’m Gay,’ right. Now I’mma tell you why I’m the first person to do it in hip-hop and why you’re the first people to know my reasons. I’m just gonna tell you. So many people be worried about what people mean and definitions of words and s**t… Now I like women, I love women, you feel me. But within yourselves, no matter what you do, it doesn’t matter, it’s like live life. You’ve only got one life to live. Be happy. – Fuck the hate”

Interesting but nothing controversial or earth shattering.  That is until GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) felt  the need to get involved and say something to the media about it.  (And truthfully I wonder where they even found the time or strength after their not one, not two, BUT THREE money wasting glitzy media award shows this year which was paid for with your donation money)

GLAAD questioned Lil B’s sincerity to XXLmag.com:

“As a lyricist, Lil B knows that words matter,” a spokesperson for GLAAD told XXLmag.com. “Slurs have the power to fuel intolerance. We hope that Lil B’s album title is not just a gimmick, and is really a sincere attempt to be an ally. He has the platform and the voice. We hope he uses it in a positive way.”

Someone should really tell GLAAD that “gay” is NOT a slur.  “Fucking queer” and “faggot” are slurs.  But “Gay” is who we are and I am damn proud of that fact.  And GLAAD should be too considering the first word in the organizations title is GAY.

Also this is not to make friends especially with influence people by questioning someones sincerity and making press statement BEFORE talking with them. One would think that GLAAD reaching out to Lil B and the hip-hop community would behoove us.   And you’d think  that a group that claims its “media savey” would know better.

Personally I think an “I’m Gay” campaign would be a great thing.

There’s a bit at the end of the movie “To Woo Fong, Thanks For Everything.  Julie Newmar” when the redneck sheriff comes looking for the “unnatural deviant” drag queens when the entire town comes to thier defense by all saying that they are drag queens.

Maybe that’s a type of PSA we need (and something GLAAD should out your donation money to instead of parties, parties, parties).  Celebrities, Sportsman, Singers, Politicians, ands everyday average people in PSA commercials which simply state “I’m Gay For LGBT Equality”

Would that be a slur GLAAD?

“I’m a drag queen”

D.C. Rap Artist WALE Apologizes To Crowd At D.C. Black Pride Event – (Video)

Wale, a rap music artist from the Washington area was slated to perform for DC Black Pride, but his management apparently canceled after realizing that Black Pride was an event for the LGBT community. Many bloggers who disapproved of the cancellation picked up on the story. On his Twitter page, Wale seemed to say he knew nothing about the booking or cancellation. Adding to that, he seems to be saying here that he did not agree with his management’s decision to cancel.

”One thing I stand for is hip hop music. And hip hop music knows no race, no color, no age, no gender, no sexual orientation — none of that. So, the most important thing about it is the music, and if it makes the people feel happy, that’s what we hear. I will say, sometimes in this business you get aligned with people that don’t understand that, or don’t necessarily have the same beliefs that you do. And I apologize for not, you know, having my best foot forward to understand the people I’m in business with. And I’m going to do better. As we all do. People we — everyday we got to get better. So, I apologize on behalf of my team, for not being the way they’re supposed to be.” 

”My thing is, your personal life is your personal life…. Whether you agree with it or not, [homosexuality] is not going anywhere. It’s just something that you got to accept. They’re people just like you are. Taxpayer citizens just like you are…. I don’t personally know any gay people, but one thing I do know, we have the same heart and the same soul. It’s a fact of everyday life. At the end of the day, whether you’re straight, gay, Spanish, black, white, tall, short, you know — amputee or whatever — you just got to live your life.”

Wale, did indeed perform at DC Black Pride and spoke with MetroWeekly at th event

Rapper Artist Wale Cancels D.C. Black Pride Gig: "I Didn’t Know Black Pride Was A Gay Event"

Turns out popular D,C.  rapper Wale is a raging homophobe and has canceled his scheduled headlining appearance DC’s Black Pride. Because he didn’t know it was a gay event.  (Hey Wale! Way to promote a stereotype there!)

Black Pride organizers were startled this week when they received two e-mails from Wale’s agent, one saying the rapper had to cancel due to “family obligations,” and the second saying he didn’t know Black Pride was a gay-related event when he agreed to appear. “We were clear about what kind of event this is,” [organizer Earl] Fowlkes told the Blade. “After doing this for 20 years, we certainly don’t want to put ourselves and the artist in an uncomfortable situation by not telling them what we are. “We’re Black Gay Pride, and the people coming out there are members of our community,” he said. “We made that very clear.” Fowlkes said Black Pride officials believe homophobia was the underlying reason that Wale cancelled his appearance. He said Wale’s agent has refunded an advance fee that Black Pride made to book the rapper, but noted the group is considering taking legal action for what Fowlkes described as a breach of contract.

Someone needs to inform Mr.Wale that THE GAY, much like THE BLACK, will not rub off on you.

And a note to DC’s Black Pride.  .Why would you book a str8 thug homophobic rapper for a Gay Pride event when there are plenty of gay artists  and gay friendly artistWe always look for some outsider to give us entertainment at our own community events when we have plenty of entertainers/performers who are part of our own community.Its GAY PRIDE for fucking christ sake,how about keeping it GAY.We need to support those in our community instead of all the time supporting non-gay folks,just because of their “well-known” status