In the past few weeks numerous rappers including T.I. and Jay-Z have expressed their support when it comes to gay rights, but by far one of the most unexpected supporters recently voiced their opinion on gay rights in a video statement released via YouTube.

The video features reggae star Beenie Man and in the minute-and-a-half long video the Jamaican artist stresses the fact that he has “nothing against no one” and goes on to state that he has no problem with gay and lesbian people.

“Listen to what I have to say. Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no one,” Beenie Man explained. “I respect each and every human being. Regardless of which race and creed. Regardless of which religious beliefs you believe in and regardless of which sexual preference you have, including gay and lesbian people. I respect all humans.”

Beenie Man also touched on the homophobic songs he released in his past and informed those watching to not judge him based on songs that were released decades ago

“We are human people this is what we do,” said Beenie Man. “Do not fight against me for some song that I sing 20 years ago…Now I know that people live in the world that live their life differently from my life. I still have to respect another human. So please I’m begging you do not [have] me up for what some songs that I wrote…Just love the music and respect the music. And I love and respect each and every one.”

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