“Yeah I think when Ray J’s passionate about something he speaks on it and I’m not mad at him and I kinda appreciate him for speaking out and saying how he feels. Like, shout out everybody, you shouldn’t discriminate. Like if somebody you know and love is gay and they’re doing something great shout em out give ’em their flowers too. Why not? We’re human, we’re all human.”
When asked if Ray J’s attitude can spur some real change, Da Brat was hesitant to say.
“I don’t think Ray J is gonna affect some change you know,” she said. “Maybe if [Snoop Dogg] said it. You know Snoop has more people of different genres and people all over the world know Snoop, but it may affect some change in people that respect Ray J. But you know, I think a lot of these OG’s out here would respect somebody else saying it too but I think it definitely helps.”
In honor of Pride, Ray J hopped on Instagram Live on Monday (June 6) to offer a 12-minute rant about how straight men don’t show enough love to the Queer community.
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“A lot of n-ggas that’s straight they don’t be trying to shout out to the gay community,” the “Sexy Can I” crooner said. “All my gay n-ggas over here are like ‘wait,’ so I gotta do it because I wanna make sure n-ggas know I’m showing nothing but love.”
It took years for Da Brat to come out herself, but she finally married her partner Judy Dupart in February, and they recently announced they were expecting their first child together.
“The outpouring of love and the support — I was really amazed at how many people were respectful and loved it,” Da Brat told HipHopDX. “It felt like we gave them a little boost to be themselves more and it encouraged them and motivated them — that was the best part of it. That is the best part of our whole relationship because we love helping others, blessing others. Our cup gets filled when it comes to that.”
Check out the couple’s full conversation with TMZ Live below.