Lil Wayne & Stevie J Alleged Kiss Backlash Reflects Homophobia Hip Hop Created
Lil Wayne kissing a man in public is nothing new. However, recent clips have surfaced of the Young Money leader sharing a kiss allegedly with Stevie J from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta at Club Liv in Miami.
In the amateur video, which you can see below, showing a man coming on stage and walking up to Lil Wayne people claim to be Stevie J. It’s hard to tell what really happenned- if there were some words whispered in Tunechi’s ear or the two actually shared a
passionate moment. After the video went viral, Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez denies that it is him in the tape. Not that “Stebbie J” is any stranger to sexuality rumors, the thought of two guys in hip hop sharing a possible kiss has received much criticism.
It is understandable the homophobic stigmas in hip hop music. They created it. Your typical rapper is masculine, a hustler and even misogynistic. Hip hop is a masculine art. Hell, even female rappers are masculine.
Since the humble beginning of hip hop emcees rapping about injustices of his or her communities to the burgeoning show boating artists hopping out of Bugatti’s laced in the American flag, homosexuality and hip-hop tends to conflict on so many levels creating a false notion of hope for the black community. We cannot look for a kiss between two pop culture entities to override the backlash the industry has created.