Erick Sermon Dismisses Gay Rumors, Says There Will Never Be Openly Gay Rappers

Erick Sermon explains why there will never be openly gay rappers in Hip Hop.

Rumors have floated around that questioned Erick Sermon’s sexuality for years, which he officially denied during a recent interview with Vlad TV. During the conversation, he dismissed the rumors and said that he is not gay, and that assumptions were made without anything to back them up.

“No, that was a long time ago. That was like 13 years ago. No. Somebody who put that out there a long time ago was Wendy Williams, that had all of us on there. Puffy, everybody was in that category then, doesn’t matter who it was. But people who know… You can’t go out there and make accusations about something, which is retarded about the press and about people, too. You have to have something else to go on that to say that,” he said. “People know about me, about the women, there’s no hiding that. Niggas known I was dominant with that. Not to be boasting, but are you serious?”

The EPMD member also said that Hip Hop will never have openly gay rappers because it can play against an emcee to admit to homosexuality.

“No. It’s the same about when you talk about sports players, too. We don’t know if that’s going to ever happen because that’s a curse to be in sports and to be gay and be in Hip Hop and be gay. You can’t be on a basketball team, a football team and be homo.”

Watch the full interview below.

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79 Comments

  • Sermon Illustrations Humor

    Gay rappers is as good as straight rappers. www.preaching.com/resources/humor/

  • Sermon Illustrations Humor

    Gay rappers is as good as straight rappers. I guess people have just hard times understanding them.

  • Sermon Illustrations Humor

    Gay people is still not welcomed in our today`s society. Some people have hard times understanding their sexual directions.

  • Anonymous

    rappers should stop commenting like they have an informed opinion on social issues

  • illone

    Everyone who posted has missed the point. The comment E made was about "Any 'openly' gay rappers. So naming a bunch of rappers you suspect or even have proof of doesn't matter. Did the rapper them selves come out of the closet is the question. And the 1st commenter, who made the Rick Ross CO comparison, had a good point except he made the same mistake everyone else did. Rick Ross denies being a CO despite the pictures, job application, pay stubs, old tax forms, role of attendance list, and eye ball witness all to the contrary.

  • Doubl Negative

    Invincible's one of modern hip-hop's greatest emcees, and I believe she's gay. I don't really condone homosexuality,but if she is gay I still love her 'cause dope is dope.

  • DA

    Never be black people in the white house hahaha you dumb peckerwood cunt

  • footinyoa$$

    My 2 cents: I don't care what you do; just don't try and justify it. You might get more pleasure out of a man's butt than a woman's vagina - does not make it right. Women trying to act like men - even running up on dudes until they get the fire knocked out of them by an actual male. Homosexuality is nothing more than a cheap imitation of the real thing lacking the ability to procreate - to me that's comedy. Do what you do; ain't nobody stopping you but it takes a whole lotta effort to pretend to be something that you are not then shove it down everyone else's throat trying to prove to yourself and the other's like you that you are not fucked up - but you are. We all are - that is just your particular issue - so what. Get over yourself you are not important just because you want to be different - and you do because of all the shit you go through to be whatever you call yourself. You simple human beings make me sick. You are on all fours like dogs sniffing each other's butts. You focus on one aspect of the self that you clearly don't understand. Placing more emphasis on what goes on below the belt than above the neck and look who's broke in 2012. The pleasure centers of the body were not intended for you to have a free-for-all. Point in fact anal sex taken to the extreme destroys the anus' ability to hold in feces - so guess what: adult diapers. Trill talk: how many of you fools quick to call someone gay will do a girl in the ass? It's the same thing as doing a man and if you get locked up how much you wanna bet you will do a man. You're lost but don't worry you really don't expect to live forever anyway so keep doing what you do.

  • Bill

    I feel exactly the same way about black people.

  • Anonymous

    Come on Erick we know you are gay. nNothing wrong with being a homo. I mean Drake is also a homo and also Kanye. Live and let live.

  • Ummm.... I had know idea...

    Yo - I never even thought he could be gay but watching this video.... Erik kinda comes across a lil gay yo! Check out 3.35... "naming names!" Erik???

  • Anonymous

    Very funny from a known homosexual-- which would be totally cool, just ask Busta or Guru or... Sermon is an idiot who hasn't made a decent record in 10+ years but keep waving your dick in public, NOBODY is buying it... FAG.

  • Erick

    Interesting!! p.s Are you targeting Japanese market? I Officially did promotions for Ace Hood and DJ Infamous "We The Best" Japan Tour. http://bit.ly/zJCO4V I have more than 19,500 Japanese followers. If you are producer, artiste, DJ, dancer, or records/production company and need my promotions, check this out. (*Copy & Paste this link, and delete the unnecessary 2 spaces) ht tp://bi t.ly/zXEFnw Or contact me www.Twitter.com/RSmagazine The details are in the link in my profile!

  • nickrazor2000

    Come on now, like i said lil wayne and birdman have kissed mouth to mouth many times. they have an openly gay relationship. there are gay rappers in the industry and they are at the top of the charts! lil wayne has proven gay rappers can be accepted in the game. damn, and lets not even talk about lady gaga wannabe nikki. your favorite rappers are gay!

  • Sensaye252

    The real question is, why is the Hip-Hop culture as a whole still so shallow and ignorant? Are the artists imposing ignorance onto the fans? Or are the fans forcing artists to be ignorant because they won't support intelligence?

  • Anonymous

    wendy williams is an ugly ass dyke. how can she say who is gay.

  • Anonymous

    Blacks will never make it into the Whitehouse, females will never be allowed to vote, rappers will never be white

  • Anonymous

    Wendy William's need to get smacked up. This bitch is spreading lies about everyone and constantly opening her mouth. Pac, Method Man, Erik Sermon list goes on someone need to smack the shit out of this bitch.

  • Get Real

    There are Gay Openly Rappers and Christian rappers too but neither of them, have had mainstream success or popularity.

  • Plastic plate

    You make good music man but stop hiding. You showed waaaay to many moves of a person lying during this interview.

  • Anonymous

    Damn I use to listen to Erick Sermon back in the day. This is nigga goes full retard on interviews.

  • Erick

    No way!! p.s Are you targeting Japanese market? I Officially did promotions for Ace Hood and DJ Infamous "We The Best" Japan Tour. http://bit.ly/zJCO4V I have more than 19,500 Japanese followers. If you are producer, artiste, DJ, dancer, or records/production company and need my promotions, check this out. (*Copy & Paste this link, and delete the unnecessary 2 spaces) ht tp://bi t.ly/zXEFnw Or contact me www.Twitter.com/RSmagazine The details are in the link in my profile!

  • CLM83

    The Brown Eyed Bandit! Hawdy Haw!!

  • Anonymous

    Is this guy weird as shit?

  • Anonymous

    being gay is a choice gay on gay off

    • A true

      I agree... I don't turn my hedro on and off... Shitt... Some nights my dick wakes me up thinking pussy still live here...

    • Anonymous

      I wish. A sexy Man get me HARD. A female don't do sh*t. My dick know what is like! Ass! Ass! Ass! Ass! Ass!

  • Anonymous

    sermon still hiding i see. MTV top 10 hottest is pretty much a list of gay rappers drake kangay lil wayne big sean all queer. all fuck men and make gay music. gay rap has the whole game in a chokehold, the music industry in general is very gay right now. always cracks me up to hear drake making love jams, the equivalent of tom cruise marrying katie holmes and having a kid. dudes a fruit, everyone knows it, nice cover. eric sermon the green eyed bandit is notorious for inviting men to his mansion and turning htem out after leading them on with ideas of being a rap star one day. his star has faded considerably, he needs fresh meat apparently. watch ya ass at sermons crib.

  • Junya

    I really love to know what my favorite artist does with their cock in their freetime.

  • Reality Bites

    Geechi Suede from Camp Lo is a flaming homo. So there it it. There are gay rappers. There have always been gays in Hip-Hop... Fab 5 Freddy is a fruit ball... and he's one of the pioneers. It's all good. As long as they keep to themselves.

    • Sensaye252

      That's a lie. Geechie Suede is definitely not gay. I can't speak on Fab 5 Freddy, but you're obviously just making assumptions.

  • Castro

    Currensy is gay. Ppl love him?

  • axe

    The game is run by the gay maffia!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I did hear Erik sermon was fruity but why would they just bring this up now its out there true or not.they concentrate on more fag Shit then ever before.who cares,a lot of niggas dont rap about what they really did anyway so I can believe the gay theory with a lot of them

  • TEXAS

    SO NOW THIS IS ARE LIST MTV??? SMH 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • Anonymous

    Nobody thought we'd have openly gay Metal bands until Rob Halford of Judas Priest came out the closet I'm sure at some point we will, hell we're already halfway there, Nicki admits to going both ways and Wayne has pulled more questionably gay moves that anyone and only got bigger because of it

  • ddddddddd

    Erick dude your like 45 years old ditch the headband already I mean really? you look ridiculous

  • really

    He has a gay nephew and a gay niece.. From what it looks like, it runs in the family. Nothing is wrong with it but if he is or is not; what does it matter?

  • really

    He has a gay nephew and a gay niece.. From what it looks like, it runs in the family. Nothing is wrong with it but if he is or is'nt; what does it matter?

  • Anonymous

    what the fuck is this guy talking about?

  • Anonymous

    DRAKE TAKES BIG PRISON COCKS UP THE ASS

  • Edubb

    Also by this subject coming up it makes me wonder what really went on when Erick jumped out that window years ago. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • Edubb

      @Max Okay her dude came home so you would jump out of a 3-5 story window just to avoid a confrontation? I still believe there was more to that story. just sayin

    • Anonymous

      I read the interview with the chick that Erick was bangin but the way she was talking like there was more to the story or she was trying to cover something up.

    • Max

      that dude jumped out the window cuz the chick he was banging man came home. that's why he jumped. i remember that ish like it was yesterday.

  • Edubb

    If a person comes out the closet they should be the subject of ridicule because, WHEN IS IT COOL TO BE GAY?!!!! We are at this point in society where we are being desensitized to everything and homosexuality is one of them. I dont pass judgement on anyone if thats how you want to live so be it, but at the end of the day a real man or woman is NOT gay.

  • Anonymous

    New beats up at www.aricthethrowed.com

  • TEXAS TRILL

    THERE ALREADY GAY AND BI RAPPERS OUT CHECK MTV TOP RAPPERS IN THE GAME LIST HALF ARE GAY SO NOW THIS IS ARE LIST MTV??? SMH 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • ASEE

    hiphop so backwards like that

    • some guy posting a comment

      True. Rap is the only music genre that's both homophobic and biased against artists over a certain age. It's a wonder the genre makes any progression at all...

  • MusicFan

    He's right, it shouldn't be, but that's how idiotic Hip Hop is. Maybe there will be a time when it grows up, but it is going to be a while.

  • grip$

    i thought lil b was gay...he had a album out called "I'm Gay & Happy" or something.

  • Anonymous

    Its true, Hip Hop is the most juvenile like that, if a rapper came out and admitted to being gay he'd be the subject of every punchline and diss record you could imagine

    • footinyoa$$

      I think members of the human family have the right to live their lives without fear of ridicule or persecution. However, there are laws that govern everything that keeps this universe in balance. You have the ability to do what you want but you must be willing to accept the consequences. You may choose a lifestyle that is not sustainable - you cannot procreate if you choose to be with the same sex. You may not like it; but that choice puts you at odds with the universe. Some may chose to bend over (excuse the pun) for those with that lifestyle and others won't. Maybe one's sexual preference should not be a basis for human contributions. On the other hand you would not be here had it not been for a woman and man; the foundation of humanity. Makes for a difficult argument - doesn't it?

    • ayee

      and why exactly.. gay people have nothing of value to add to the dialogue of life? thefukoutahere.

    • Fish

      5 years ago, you would have said a Prison Officer couldnt be a successful gangster rapper, but here we are in 2012 and Officer Ricky is named MTVs hottest MC of the year. It will be a very sad day, but there WILL be an openly gay rapper. And itl be the worst day hip hop has ever seen.

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