A SPIN magazine contributor recently uncovered what some may consider an offensive series of tweets from Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave. The SPIN contributor, Andrew “Noz” Nosnitsky, discovered that the New York City lyricist has tweeted the same hypothetical question since 2009.
In 2009, Troy Ave asked his followers what’s more embarrassing, having a “visibly gay son” or a “mentally retarded son.” And in October 2012, he posed the same question, but with the addition of “whore daughter” and the hashtag #IfYouHad2PickOneChild.
Wats More Embarrasing having a 14yr. Old Visibly Gay Son Or a 14yr. Old mentally Retarded son
— TROY AVE B$B (@TroyAve) October 8, 2009
#IfYouHad2PickOneChild 1.Mildly Retarded Son | 2. A Gay Son | 3. Whore Daughter
— TROY AVE B$B (@TroyAve) December 1, 2012
Troy Ave also asked his “gay son” or “mildly retarded son” question in 2010.
#WatsWorst Having a Gay Son Or Having A Mildly Retarded son ??? Be Honest
— TROY AVE B$B (@TroyAve) July 22, 2010
Not one to hold his tongue, Troy Ave recently called out a number of his fellow artists for being “weirdo” rappers. Among those he called out were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Flatbush Zombies.
“Yeah, Kanye’s a weirdo. It’s a lot of rappers that’s weirdos…I like a lot of Kendrick Lamar’s records too. It’s a lot of weirdo rappers that’s out—It’s mad weirdo rappers. Y’all don’t understand it,” he said during an interview on Hot 97 last November.