Nipsey Hussle Faces Backlash for Homophobic Instagram Post

Nipsey Hussle is catching well-deserved heat for a homophobic caption he posted on Instagram.

“Demonstration speaks louder than Conversation,” he wrote under a photo of a group of young Black men. “They gone feed us every image of our men and boys but this one. No hyper violent…No homo sexual…No abandoners….JUS STRONG BLAC MEN AND YOUNG Men. RESPECT TO MY BIG HOMIE @bigu1 for Leading with love and intelligence. GOD IS WITH US WHO CAN GO AGAINST US”

Nipsey’s homophobic comment sparked outrage from many, including activist DeRay Mckesson.

DeRay took Nipsey to task for his comments, despite the rapper sticking to his harmful opinion.

“I’m speaking on this today because I remember being a kid and being surrounded by people who tried to convince us that homophobia was really just love repackaged — that they were just trying to prepare us for the real world, where we’d need to be strong,” DeRay wrote. “Homophobia kills, too.”


You can see their exchange below.

Terrence Henderson (bka Punch), the president of Top Dawg Entertainment — label home to Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and others — took to Twitter to defend Nipsey’s homophobia.

The one part? It’s like saying “Black people are great singers, athletes, dancers and slaves.” See how you can’t just ignore that one part?

His defense definitely isn’t a good look for himself or his TDE artists.

It’s one thing for an artist to misspeak, get educated, and re-evaluate their position. Nipsey seems to be doubling down on his homophobia and refuses to learn, therefore he’s cancelled as far as we’re concerned.

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