50 Cent has made his feelings towards the gay community perfectly clear, what with his insensitive tweets about shooting up a gay wedding and suggesting men kill themselves if they don’t sexually satisfy women. But the times, they are a-changin’, and it appears that even Fiddy can evolve, as he recently joined Beyonce, Tyler The Creator and Russell Simmons in showing his support of Frank Ocean‘s coming out.
“Anyone that has an issue with Frank Ocean is an idiot,” 50 Cent told MTV UK. “I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist, I think he’s created material that made me know his name, that impressed me, with things he said on a song like ‘Novacane.’”
“I could care less about what his personal preference is in the bedroom,” the rapper added. ”I’m sure the gay community will go out and support Frank Ocean. They have to. The more successful that project is now, it’s going to leave people in the position where they can actually say, ‘Look, I’m gay.’”
“To each his own,” he continues. “People make choices, you can live your life your way.”
The MC is even following in the steps of Jay-Z and T.I. and is speaking out in favor of gay marriage. “Obama is for same-sex marriage,” 50 pointed out. “If the president is saying that, then who am I to go the other way?”
As 50 Cent recently released a new LP, 5 (Murder By Numbers), we wouldn’t be surprised if his pro-gay comments were more for PR than the genuine desire to show support for the LGBTA community. Still, for a man who once boasted about his bigotry, we applaud the progress he’s made.
What do you think of 50 Cent’s comments on Frank Ocean? Do you think he’s really changed, or is this just for publicity — or both? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.