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Lil B Receives Threats For 'I'm Gay' Album Title

Prolific rapper says he is straight but supports gay and lesbian rights

April 25, 2011 12:00 PM ET
Lil B Receives Threats For 'I'm Gay' Album Title
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Rapper Lil B has received death threats after announcing last weekend at Coachella that his next album would be titled I'm Gay. "People been hitting me up like, 'I'm gonna bash your head in,' 'you faggot,' 'I'm gonna kill you,'" Lil B told MTV News on Thursday. "A lot of my supporters have turned on me. It's been a few supporters that's saying, 'I'm not gonna rock with you anymore,'" he said.

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According to the extraordinarily prolific emcee, the title of the forthcoming album has nothing to do with his sexuality. "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," the rapper told MTV News. "I'm a gay, heterosexual male."

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After Lil B announced the album title at Coachella, a spokesman for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation told XXLMag.com that the organization hoped that the title was not merely a gimmick and that move was a "sincere attempt to be an ally" to their cause. Lil B told MTV, "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. I hope GLAAD sees that I'm taking initial steps to break barriers."

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