Amber Rose Discusses Hip Hop’s Stance Toward Gays


As a celebrity who has her foot in both the LGBST
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Straight, and Transgender)
and Hip Hop communities, Amber Rose recently
gave her thoughts on gays being accepted in Hip
Hop, during an interview with Vlad TV.
She went on to share her
belief that those in Hip
Hop have become more accepting of gays because
many of them work directly with rappers as stylists
and assistants.
“I think it’s becoming more accepted and I’ll tell you
why,” she said. “Because gay people know fashion.
They know what’s popping. And a lot of the rappers
their stylists are gay. And their assistants are gay.
And they’re just like ‘That’s cool. They do a good
job. I don’t really care if they’re gay or not.’ So, I
definitely think we’re moving forward.”
The model, who’s married to Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania lyricist Wiz Khalifa , did express some
uncertainty when asked if a gay rapper would ever
be accepted in Hip Hop. She says such a feat would
be “awesome,” but isn’t sure how they’d be
embraced by both the gay and Hip Hop
“I’m not sure. That would be cool…I think it would be
awesome. I just don’t know how the gay community
would embrace them also,” Rose said.
In regards to her relationship with those in the gay
community, Amber Rose revealed that she grew up
with a lot of gay and transgender people and was
also active in the gay barroom scene in New York.
“I think I just put out that energy. I grew up with a
lot of gay kids,” she said. “A lot of transgender kids
also. I [worked] the gay barroom scene in New
York. I did all that. So, I have a lot of gay friends to
this day and transgender friends also.