Following yesterday’s hip-hop congressional hearings, Chamillionaire has posted a long, heartfelt, and excessively convoluted stream-of-consciousness blog post for BET about the state of America/hip-hop, which I found myself occasionally nodding along with in agreement (despite also occasionally losing the thread of his argument[s]). Until I got to the following:
The B word, the N word, the F word, it’s all a moral thing inside of each person. If you look at TV, everything is messed up about TV. Gay people kissing each other on shows. The us is in general. Movies, they’ll have guns everywhere, nobody pays attention to that.
Emphasis mine, obviously. Now it’s one thing when this sort of “well, now they’re showing queers on TV, so how dare they point the finger at us?” pretzel logic is coming from Ja Rule, who’s always been a braindead turd, but for some reason, perhaps because he’s attempted to paint himself as (an admittedly halfassed) political conscience in an ever-more-apolitical genre, I find myself a little disappointed (if not surprised) in Cham. (‘Course even Public Enemy weren’t going to win any Act Up accolades.) Hip-hop! The homosexual is not your enemy!