Homophobia in hip-hop has existed for a long time. This generation's new crop of MC's like, A$AP Rocky, seem like they would be more tolerant to the issue, though. Don't get it twisted, Rocky is straight, but he feels there is too much emphasis on the situation and people should be more open-minded.

He recently told Spinner that not doing so could "cause the genre to fail" and hip-hop is "retarded" for not wanting to accept anything.

"Man, if you're gay we can be friends. If you're straight, we can be friends. I'm not gay, I don't plan on being gay, I don't condone it and I'm not sayin' I'm against it. I really don't give a f--- and I don't think anyone should care about what another man's preference is... unless he's interested, if you know what I'm sayin'. I like women. I love women. I'm not going to not be your friend because you like men. As long as you're a great person and, aside from that, y'know, you don't bother me and make me uncomfortable, then let's be friends, dude."

Just refrain from being lame and keep it cool, people.

[via Spinner]