Lil B's "I'm Gay" Album Title Provokes Comment From GLAAD

Lil B's antics are now catching the attention of more than just the internet.

Lil B has always done his own thing. He plays with gender roles in his lyrics, refers to himself as a “pretty bitch”, and brags that women love him because he resembles Barbara Walters. Up until now the only real commenting on B’s unique persona has come from music writers and internet comments sections; some praising him, most calling him weird. But now Lil B is gaining some attention beyond the music world. The Gay rights organization GLAAD has responded, with skepticism but also hope, to Lil B’s plan to call his upcoming album, I’m Gay. B announced the name of the album from the stage during his performance at Cochella.

While Lil B has long claimed, in interviews and through his music, that words are just words and have no power beyond what we give them. GLAAD seems to have mixed feelings on the matter. XXL.com reached out to the organization and got this response, “As a lyricist, Lil B knows that words matter. 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.”

XXL also reached out to other rappers to find out there opinion on Lil B’s new album title. Read Freddie Gibbs’, Killer Mike’s, and Talib Kweli’s views here.

81 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Kat Stacks with a record deal!!! smh Thank you Amalgam Digital!!!!

  • Anonymous

    EXTREMELY RARE BASED SUCKER PUNCH STARRING LIl B (old school arcade fighting audio) (Marvel vs Capcom 3 Audio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaFrCyuVb9w ====================================== keep pressing 4.(top of keyboard) WARNING, YOU WILL DIE OF LAUGHTER. =========================================

  • Anthony Smith

    The whole idea is fucking stupid.

  • Eric Reyes

    yall dumb as hell. obviously you dont understand what is the based god. he is playing with the hip hop game. the man is alot smarter than you think he is, he knows exactly what hes doing. hes basically trolling hip hop. his statement is alot larger than you think it is. hes like the picasso of hip hop. no use in comparing him to legends or other rappers. i mean for fucks sake look at the cover for bitch mob. and dam yall quit hating on gay people damn if they dick aint in your butt shut the fuck up. and thats what i mean, everyone taking that seriously. whatever yall aint listening youll just proly gonna go back to refferin to bibles ans shit for why being homo is bad but rappin about bitches and money isnt cause yall hard

    • Anonymous

      The truth is dude can't rap for shit and will say anything to be or stay relevant in the internet buzz game. That doesn't mean sales. 50 Cent stays in the internet news with other rappers babymamas in sextapes & magazines. He also has the biggest rapper owned website plus 4 nillion twitter followers and his last album sold 110k first week sales. Cheep antics for internet buzz just make you look stupid...

    • Mike

      An undercover fag!!!! This fag has just Pimped you into homo life dude and you still think he didn't. Eric Reyes IS ON THE DOWN LOW !!!!

    • Anonymous

      You are a Homo thug dude!!! Go out and buy the "I'm Gay" album and explain to your mom and hommies how "You are playing with the game and really are not gay. smh

  • Anonymous

    EXTREMELY RARE BASED SUCKER PUNCH STARRING LIl B (old school arcade fighting audio) (Marvel vs Capcom 3 Audio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaFrCyuVb9w ============================= keep pressing 4.(top of keyboard) WARNING, YOU WILL DIE OF LAUGHTER. =========================================

  • Anonymous

    EXTREMELY RARE BASED SUCKER PUNCH STARRING LIl B (old school arcade fighting audio) (Marvel vs Capcom 3 Audio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaFrCyuVb9w

  • Anonymous

    EXTREMELY RARE BASED SUCKER PUNCH STARRING LIl B (old school arcade fighting audio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaFrCyuVb9w

  • Anonymous

    The truth is dude can't rap for shit and will say anything to be or stay relevant in the internet buzz game. That doesn't mean sales. 50 Cent stays in the internet news with other rappers babymamas in sextapes & magazines. He also has the biggest rapper owned website plus 4 million twitter followers and his last album sold 110k first week sales. Cheep antics for internet buzz just make you look stupid. Kat Stacks with a record deal. ================================= EXTREMELY RARE BASED SUCKER PUNCH STARRING LIl B http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaFrCyuVb9w

  • Anonymous

    The truth is dude can't rap for shit and will say anything to be or stay relevant in the internet buzz game. That doesn't mean sales. 50 Cent stays in the internet news with other rappers babymamas in sextapes & magazines. He also has the biggest rapper owned website plus 4 nillion twitter followers and his last album sold 110k first week sales. Cheep antics for internet buzz just make you look stupid.

  • The Ooh Child

    This fool never would have made it in the '90's. I blame stoned, white teenagers for his success

  • Bumpy Jackson

    I dont think a horrible rapper like him should try to make the type of moves he's making. Exploiting a culture like that is only gonna bring a negative outcome. But in the end i'll never buy it so, my opinion as a hip hop fan only goes so far.

  • wow

    Fuck wrong with this nigga man?

  • BWS-Fish

    ROFL @ the fact that anyone thinks GLAAD's views has any impact on the hip hop community. Go and give your views on boy bands faggots, no one here gives a fuck wat u have to say. And u can slam me for intolerance, but 99% of u will agree. Fact.

  • Never Not Fresh

    Where's SuperGucciRap when you need him?

  • MCEIHTMOBBDEEP

    WTF WHO IS LIL B ? LAME AS HELL STOP RAPPING YOU LAME GAY FAGGOT !! SHIT IS REALLY CORNY RAPPERS THESE DAYS

  • your moms b

    GLAAD, shut you gay ass up

  • Anonymous

    As a lyricist, Lil B knows that words matter. -GLAAD Funny thing is that statement is completely contrary to the reason behind him titling his album "I'm Gay". His whole reason is to prove that the power of the word is only what we give it. So, in essence, words are nothing. They are meaningless. So I'll take him at his "word" and say... He ain't saying shit.

  • Chad Luckner

    Bwahaha ARE YOU LITTLE KIDS SERIOUS?? You got Lil wayne rapping to some fruity ass bedrock tune, Nicki Minaj going #1 platinum, Drake talking some nonsense and now this guy "lil bastard" calling his album "Im Gay" and you guys are giving this a pass? SMH This is terrible! Pac, Big, Eazy, Big L, Pun and the rest of them cats are rolling in their grave right now if this is the sh** that is hot. It was bad when Laffy Taffy was a hit and it got worse when you lil kids started thinking that every "Wild'n Out" Wildstyle battle with Nick Cannon was raw and was an actual battle. Man, I remember when when Pun, Canibus, DMX and them were sitting at a restaraunt table battling and freestyling like their life depended on it just to be seen and heard. You can feel the hunger they had. Now you got kids luahging and singing this ringtone bullsh** and wearing these wack ass "yumz" fitted caps with tight jeans and colorful belts. And they think this stuff is actually "tight!" Sad state of affairs with hip hop these days and thats the damn truth.

    • B@nKsy

      I agree but you still have artist like J.cole , Jay Electronica, Immortal technique, Lupe Fiasco. You shouldn't mistake things that are trends in HipHop to be a permanent part of the culture for years to come. Nor should the culture be judged by just the mainstream artist like "Nicki" and "drake". Besides the people you mentioned are legends its hard to compare anyone too them. (DMX fell of though in my opinion)

  • dro

    is it not obvious that what's wrong with this isnt the word gay, but the fact that he SAYS he ISNT gay? he's only making shit worse for the gay people that he defends, hate is gonna be generated towards him, it isnt a good look for anyone he's just a bitch ass who makes lame music for the most part

  • Cheap Insurance

    What happened to the gutter side of hip hop?

  • Frank Rodriguez

    THEIR I'm almost done with DX.

  • $$mike

    thats just the thing...Lil b isnt a lyrcist..hes a fucking dumbass

  • Jess Devitt

    GLAAD just googles the word "gay" all fucking day. first they agree that kobe, a grown ass man, should have his money taken for saying a word, now theyre trying to be a watchdog on lil b

  • hellrazor

    is hip-hop so mangled that a skill lackin nigga would name his album "i'm gay"? the lengths these niggaz go to these days is just...fuck it, why bother?

  • LordHaveMercy!!

    Lib B, Elton John & Ellen were not born from 2 men or 2 women couples so GLAAD's words ring hollow!!!! These faggots are just way off the reservation if you ask me. Being gay is not being progressive. Supporting gays is progression to the downfall of society. He does represent the young generation of kids in America perfectly. Stand for nothing, live for nothing, mean absolutely nothing. "GOD DONT LIKE UGLY " MAN FUCKING ANOTHER MAN IS UGLY. IF GOD MADE 2 MEN INSTEAD OF A MAN AND A WOMAN,THUS WOULD BE NO ME OR U,THUS BEING A FAGGOT IS A CHOICE IF ELTON JOHN & THESE OTHER FAGGOTS WANT A BABY THEN THEY SHOULD LIKE & FUCK PUSSY!!! The day i could picture God smiling every so beautifully down at two men butt plunging each other in complete satisfaction of human love is the day I'll become a gay advocate...in other words-it aint happening. THEN WE GOT THE CLOSET FAGGOTS ON HERE DEFENDING HIM LOL U.. THE MOST HIGH IS GOING TO PUT YOU NlGGAS TO DEATH FOR FOLLOWING THIS FAGG BECAUSE HE KNOW'S YOUR HEART.. WAKE UP!!! THEY'RE TRYING TO TURN YOU INTO FAGGOTS BLACK MEN, CAN'T YOU SEE?

    • Anonymous

      GAYS CAN'T BRING LIFE TO EARTH SO THEY SHOULDN'T BE RAISING LIFE ON THIS PLANET.

    • Anonymous

      GAYS CAN'T BRING LIFE TO EARTH SO THEY SHOULD BE RAISING LIFE ON THIS PLANET.

    • datdudefromnyc

      oh STFU. there are a million problems in the world, none of which are mentioned in the bible, like teen pregnancy,black on black crime, yet the gay lifestyle is the downfall of man right? go take the stick out ur ass and look at this world, because your heterosexual men and women are destroying it day by day. and all the gays want is a right to live life as they see fit. they're not out there creating a doctrine on becoming a homosexual. why dont you worry about ku klux klan, terrorists, drug kingpins, and your precious govt run by heteros, and stop worrying about gays. theres no scientific proof to this day that being gay is a crime against humanity or that it has stopped man and woman from reproducing? please go into the bible and find me this evidence.... SMFH. i can see the bullshit gays go through, with idiots like you beating people with false propaganda. nice try though.

  • Anonymous

    Lib B, Elton John & Ellen were not born from 2 men or 2 women couples so GLAAD's words ring hollow!!!! These faggots are just way off the reservation if you ask me.

  • khordkutta

    Oh and my current rotation is: REKS, Pharoah, Joell, Celph Titled/Buck, GFK, Rae, Kanye, Esparanza Spalding and Aloe Blacc. But Im in my suit, on my way to work, grinnin ear to ear, cuz I still have some classic material to listen to.

  • LordHaveMercy!!!

    Being gay is not being progressive. Supporting gays is progression to the downfall of society. IF ELTON JOHN & THESE OTHER FAGGOTS WANT A BABY THEN THEY SHOULD LIKE & FUCK PUSSY!!! "GOD DONT LIKE UGLY " MAN FUCKING ANOTHER MAN IS UGLY. IF GOD MADE 2 MEN INSTEAD OF A MAN AND A WOMAN,THUS WOULD BE NO ME OR U,THUS BEING A FAGGOT IS A CHOICE The day i could picture God smiling every so beautifully down at two men butt plunging each other in complete satisfaction of human love is the day I'll become a gay advocate...in other words-it aint happening. THEN WE GOT THE CLOSET FAGGOTS ON HERE DEFENDING HIM LOL U.. THE MOST HIGH IS GOING TO PUT YOU NlGGAS TO DEATH FOR FOLLOWING THIS FAGG BECAUSE HE KNOW'S YOUR HEART.. WAKE UP!!! THEY'RE TRYING TO TURN YOU INTO FAGGOTS BLACK MEN, CAN'T YOU SEE?

  • ed0n

    1. Why would they call 'her' a fucking lyricist? 2. Who the fuck is this guy? 3. I hate homosexuals. Faggots!

  • CJF

    Who cares nigga sucks anyway. All u nineties kids on here saying he the future of hip-hop??!! Eww dumbass kids. All they newer kids in the game were born after N.w.a broke up they sure wont remember Death Row and Bad Boy in their prime so they have no clue. Nas illmatic? They prolly never even heard it.

  • ExFan

    If he does get the "gays" on his side. He'll be doing Lady Gaga numbers.. WINNING!! And I cant stand this guy. Worst garbage rapper Ive ever heard...

    • Anonymous

      Straight women listen to lady Gaga too.. She has white America on her side and she is pop- Techno not a gay rapper.. Eminem said fuck gays and sold way more records.

  • derek crow

    man fuck all the haters lil b is a pioneer. he sees through this "hip hop game" and says fuck erebody and does shit no one else has the balls to do. him,along with OFWGKTA are the future of hip hop, so shut the fuck up nobody trying to hear the same shit over and over.i love hip hop, but damn yall niggas just stuck in the past, if hip hop died its cause niggas never moved forward.

    • Anonymous

      Swag can replace gutta... But still the substance within the swag is far from a representation of what derek crow had mentioned, moving forward. If anything it's a reflection of not moving forward at all. It's just a bunch of the same trivial BS wrapped in a new package.

    • Anonymous

      You dont have to be old to recognize how little OF and Lil B are doing to one of the dopest sides of music. It happened to rock, and its happenning to Rap. The mentality is that swag has replace Gutter.

    • Anonymous

      never knew who this kat was until today. Listened to a few of his song and out of the 8 i listened to one was alright the rest were garbage. If this is the type of rap ya'll patel spandex wearing 17 year olds are listening to then i wear my 35 year old tru skool badge with pride till the day i die.

    • khordkutta

      You young dudes kill me, Im 39 and OF aint doinn NUTHIN new, @ least from what ive seen/heard, but they ARE steppin outSIDE the box considering the current climate of HIP-HOP. Lil B is entertaining, from the first time i saw him catch a two piece to "I'm Gay" dont ask me bout his lyrics though.

    • derek crow

      ^^ dude hip hop got predictable and boring till OF showed i bet u proly like 35 years old and only listen to old school tupac or some underground shit with your baggy jeans, xxxxl black tee and tipped yankee hat, close minded as fuck with a scowl always on your face cause u hard and shit lookin like boys2men awkward as fuck dude u nasty

    • Anonymous

      OKGNTAA is shit, and as far as I am concerned this guy is shit too. You can move forward on your own tho one many army soft tings. Hip Hop is stil relevant but not in these guys. Wack dudes especially OkadsfktA those dudes are shit and as far as Im concerned 100 times gayer than the guy naming his album im gay.

  • GLOCKWORK

    Forgive me for using this slur but this dude is a faggot.

  • Jg

    THIS IS GAAAY! ANYONE WHO BUYS IT IS GAY. a straight man has no business listening to a cd called im gay

  • da1

    LMAO they called him a lyricist

  • Frenchy

    I'ma buy this album just cause I'm curious. I'm sick of all the homophobic shit that gets said in hip hop. One of the commenters said something like wake up it's 2011. Exactly! Wake the fuck up. Hip hop is one of the only segments of society where it's still okay to talk about fags and how much you hate them and how you want to kill them. It makes y'all look like ignorant bigots and insecure little boys. I like my men to be secure in themselves and accepting of others, that's what sexy is, so I'm digging on Lil B's message.

  • Anonymous

    dudes music blows any way thats prolly why he says he gay

  • Mads Degn Gregersen

    I think its great that hes provoking people and the culture. I don't care for the music, but hes making people think about the sentiment, and why it bothers them. He himself says that words are just words and the title only means what you as a reader interprets it to be. Sometimes you need to provoke

    • ........

      "He himself says that words are just words and the title only means what you as a reader interprets it to be." so basically acoding to this logic this stament means nothings which sole purpose is to grab attention. A marketing ploy. Unless this is a concious album on the subject your basically chatting crap.

  • fiv

    this nigga lil b is a genius. fuck what you all gotta say. you guys obviously don't know WHY the fuck he's naming it that title. you already know his cd is gonna be hot..not for the name..but the music.

    • Anonymous

      He does represent the young generation of kids in America perfectly. Stand for nothing, live for nothing, mean absolutely nothing.

    • Mike

      Gotta disagree. People who look for controversy mainly do so because they lack substance.

  • thatnigganigga

    cant belive they are allowing actual faggots to get a grip of this thang we call hiphop.. back in the day niggaz would do something about this shit.. anywayz i cant imagine many niggaz going to the store and buying something called "i am a faggot"

    • Anonymous

      He never said the words "I am a nigga" some student you were lol "Signed, College Educated American" lol And I bet your as is still poor

    • .

      Do you expect people to take you seriously lol? Yeah, people should go shoot up the GLAAD headquarter or put out a diss song to them. Wake up you fucking rat it's 2011.

    • lynn

      I can't believe you are still referring to yourself as a "nigga". No surprise then that you are ignorant. Poor thing. It must suck to be. Signed, College Educated American

  • Anonymous

    It's clearly an attention ploy, which Lil B has already been successful at gaining with this title. However, he is one of those obvious reasons why Hip Hop has died.

    • Anonymous

      BUT THIS IS HIP-HOP!! IF YOU NEED A BRAKE THEN GO LISTEN TO COUNTRY MUSIC... REAL RAPPERS DON'T RAP ABOUT PARTIES OR GAY SHIT!!!

    • Anonymous

      It doesn't exclude the fact that he is one of those obvious reasons why Hip Hop has died.

    • JGHOST23

      Negative...there is a wide range for hip hop not just being a lyricist and talking about real world issues. Hip hop started on the basis of party/hype music. Then evolved to include more concrete complex issues but if that hyped non-lyrical music wasn't around I would have to take a break from hip hop.

  • Mike

    I'm glad (no pun intended) they're calling him on this shit. You don't fuck with a subject unless you have something to say either way. Otherwise you're going to come off as a total jackass.

  • probNot

    yeeeaa... I don't think i fuck wit dude no more..

  • YO DIS LIL B !

    YO I'D SUCK LIL B'S NUTS NAH MEAN!!!! HE PROB GOT DAT GOOD ASS DICK FEEL ME?!?!! AYO IMA LET DAT NIGGA PUT DAT DICK IN MY ASS U NAHM SAYIN!!?!?!

  • unclesam

    It's obviously a way to get attention.

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