'No Homo': The Most Unintentional, Gay Rap Lyrics
The following post is satirical and not meant to be homophobic in any way.
Rap evolved as a manly sport. Even though at its inception, it was based on partying and having fun, the genre quickly became defined by bully ethos, and a competition over being the hardest, manliest man out there.
The 90s cemented this phenomenon, and it wasn't until the early aughts that things began to change. Rappers like André 3000, Kanye West, Eminem and Drake were all too comfortable talking about their emotions and weaknesses, and they became some of the most popular artists in mainstream music.
But during the era of gangster rap, being gay was seen as the ultimate taboo, and homosexuality was constantly ridiculed and threatened in millions of lyrics from rappers around the world. Saying something that could somehow be perceived as gay had to be met with a "no homo," "pause" or "aye yo" in the parlance of insecure, vigilant homophobes. Despite this, many of the lyrics spat in rap had unintentional gay meanings, which was ironic and hilarious for any listener with awareness.
When The Notorious B.I.G. said, "you look so good, I'll suck on your daddy's d*ck," that was intentionally gay as f*ck. He's describing his lust for a woman, but explicitly stating his willingness to blow her father. Biggie was a boss, so he didn't care what you thought about him, or his lyrics, but that's not what we're going to examine here.
When Migos' Quavo said, "I'll eat a n*gga ass like an Almond Joy," that was unintentionally gay, albeit pretty obvious. How the other members of the group didn't warn him he'd be the victim of lists like this, I don't know. Perhaps no one cares about man-on-man booty eating in rap anymore. On that note, you decide what the most unintentionally gay rap lyric is out of these high-caliber examples:
1) "I got Tic-Tacs in my mouth with a big d*ck" - Redman
Perhaps "and a big d*ck" would have been a better choice of words.
2) "Three n*ggas in one room, first time I was tossed" - Kendrick Lamar
Is Kendrick trying to tell us he was robbed, or had his butt eaten by three men?
3) "Yayo, bring the condoms, I'm in room 203" - 50 Cent
50 Cent and Tony Yayo are very close, but that doesn't mean they don't practice safe sex.
4) "Guess you ain't heard that we swallow guys" - N.E.R.D.
Pharrell was probably just trying to come out of the closet with this one.
5) "Uh, uh, catch me ridin' like a b*tch" - A$AP Rocky
Maybe "ridin' with a b*tch" would have sufficed, but then again Rocky claims to be gay-friendly.
6) "Now I’m in the club, no V.I.P. / I’m down low where every last hoodlum be / I feel baby boy tryin to ice grill me / Walk up to him, you know nice and polite / Let him know it’s real, lift the shirt up right / I’ma let it off cause I ain’t tryin to fight” - Sheek Louch
This is straight homo thug porn.
7) "M*therf*cka, I'll rip your butthole outta place" - DMX
This is pretty direct, but he means to be promising violence. What he does, instead, is promise violent anal sex.
8) "First two words I ever learn, cock and squeeze" - Jadakiss
Here, Jadakiss unintentionally reveals a childhood tragedy.
9) "Juicy is my name, sex is my game / Let's call the boys, let's run a train" - Juicy J
He meant run one on a girl, but then again, are gangbangs ever not gay?
10) "Fresh from a jail cell, greasier than Vaseline" - Meek Mill
This speaks for itself.
So which one was it? Tweet us @EliteDaily and let us know your pick. And remember to always "no homo" responsibly whenever anyone on earth says something that possibly could be interpreted or misconstrued as gay. It's your divine duty to do so. No homo.
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