MTV’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” continues making headlines at the expense of LGBT stereotypes. The latest is the show’s Lil Scrappy, who fully supports gay Hip-Hop artists like Frank Ocean coming out – because it deters AIDS.
Gay is a “doorway to AIDS … definitely, scientifically,” Scrappy said in his version of “support” for Odd Future’s singer Ocean, who’s revelation last week that he’s gay coincides with an upcoming solo album release.
Yup. Atlanta has another reality show full of characters that make some real Atlantans cheer and many others cringe. Just when transgender rumors about “Love & Hip Hop’s” Joseline Hernandez died down after Hernandez tweeted a nude photo of herself, MTV’s publicity machine put Scrappy on “TMZ Live.”
In the interview, he manages to diss and revere Ocean, drag gay men into “Love & Hip Hop’s” fray and drag down MTV’s intelligence quotient all at the same time. He says that half of rappers are gay, and that the ones who don’t come out are cowards. But he also says this:
“I’m glad that he came out … so all the real women that love to mess with real men, straight men, we can keep the AIDS situation down, you feel me?”
So yeah. Scrappy loves the idea of gay recording artists coming out. In an interview full of contradictions, he also says he’d “jump on” the chance to record with Ocean, and when he does, it’ll be OK because Scrappy will “have a fine ass bitch by my side, ya feel me?” He’s straight, got it? Watch the whole hot mess in the video above.
But maybe Scrappy just can’t express himself. Inarticulate people on reality TV? Nah! In an effort to clear things up, he reacted to detractors of the TMZ story in a three-part rebuttal on Twitter:
“Ok y’all just took the tmz sh*t wrong cus I was def not sayin that’s the only way u can get hiv I mean come on yall just wanna find a reason
“I don’t have a problem wit gays I just don’t do it an I also said scientifically because its proven,we was talkin bout 1 thing not other gates
“And I respect all y’all comments good or bad that’s just ur opinion,thanks for even giving a f**k. Ya feel me.”
Whether any of this will make new gawkers tune into the show is doubtful. Ya feel me?