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Of all of the stories that have stemmed from Coachella, Lil B’s announcement of his new albumh as taken on a life of its own.

When the “Based God” took the stage in Indio, California, he told the crowd that his new album would be be titled, “I’m Gay.” Since then the rapper says he had seen some of his core fans abandon him and even received death threats, including people replying to him via Twitter with words like ,“Fa**ot I will kill you.”

Though his album will be called “I’m Gay,” Lil B himself is not. In an interview with MTV, he explained:

“I’m very gay, but I love women. I’m not attracted to men in any way. I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy. I’m a gay, heterosexual male,, I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it.”

While Lil B believes he is doing it for a good cause, some aren’t so sure.

In a statement on the controversy, activist organization, GLAAD noted they were uneasy with Lil B’s announcement and hoped the move came from a genuine place.  According to GLAAD’S spokesperson

“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.”

The Lil B announcement has received both negative and hesitant responses, but it has yet to receive the response the rapper hoped it would inspire. But in an world where everything is given a price tag, have we become too cynical about any one who says they are just trying to do the right thing?

What do you think Clutchettes, is Lil B just aiming for press or did his announcement come from a genuine place? Tell us what you think!

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  • Alesha Y

    WOW ! Mr WOO SWAGG is calling his alumb gay ? Like I hope he thought that he was not going to press for a statment like that. Alumb sale will be DOWN

  • Me too

    I dontlike to talk about homosexuality it is soooooooooooooooooo controversial. I will say that I feel a gay man should not string a woman along when he is in fact gay! That is the thing. If you feel you are gay then dont play with a woman.I think that is wrong. I know that there are a lot of men who will use and string a woman a long and may love them but not be in love with them obviously. That is wrong to waste a womans time. When that happens I dont like that! But, I feel that for him to do this he maybe gay but is afraid to be him and he is dancing around with it. I think either you is or you isnt. He tip toes around that but then is saying something without saying it. I perceive he is not out of the closet he foot is stuck in the doorway?

  • Me too

    I think as long as he doesnt start any rap beefs where he is calling out men as his lovers! You know I just made a joke about country music being white and rap music being for urban men but it is never been identified as being something that is connected to gay men. Its like hockey seen as not very dominated black sport as compare to others. You know it going to be shocking but I have never heard of him before I will must admit. I cant say that I would wnat to see a point where there are rap beefs and then there is there finally becomes a culture of gay rappers and they are beefing with the non gay rappers! Because that is what rappers do have beefs! LOL

  • Me too

    I hope his heart in the right place over this and that he is not doing this for publicity. Because he may not have a career over this and I cant believe that he is not really gay because to say it and then not say it. I think he is gay and I think he is afraid that someone was gong to tell so he is letting everyone know just in case it does get out. He is taking control of that.