Just because you are lesbian how does that give you a point of difference as a rapper?

A friend writes:

Cam,

Just because you are lesbian how does that give you a point of difference at a rapper?

That is one thing about homosexuality that pisses me off.

If they want to be like everyone else & treated equally then don’t use your sexuality as a point of difference.

And it isn’t just lesbians, gay guys do it too.

There is a fairly large segment of homosexual people who I actually think choose to be gay/lesbian so they can have more to be me me me about. Not necessarily because that is their natural sexual orientation.

I don’t get dykes that have to be so overtly butch and gay guys that do the opposite.

If you are homosexual wouldn’t you just be like anyone else & be yourself.

Before you go thinking she might be a gay hating red-neck, her mother is gay.?My correspondent was commenting on an article about lesbian hip-hop.

WARNING: Adult themes and NSFW lyrics over the break. Don’t like it, don’t read it.?

Lesbian hip hop isn’t a new phenomenon, but you might be forgiven for thinking so. The enthused critical reception queer male rapper Le1f’s booty-shaking, undeniably catchy number ?Wut? received last summer spawned an excited flurry of articles on the increasing recognition of ?homohop? ? homosexual hip hop ? within mainstream hip hop. But a few token references to Nicki Minaj aside, the queer rappers heralded as an innovative new wave in hip hop were?almost invariably men. Their experiments with feminine gender expression and re-reclamation of the word ?cunt? (?CUNTspiracy?, ?cunty?) were sexy and clever, but also highlighted the lack of queer women rappers with an equal hold on the public.

?This is a guy’s world so you know, people are writing about queer guys. I don’t think that a really butch dyke, a super butch dyke, no matter how good she was, could be successful in the mainstream,? God Des, the slick haired, sparkly-eyed, ‘rap’ half of the duo tells me. Though commercial hip hop star Azealia Banks is openly bisexual, she denies that her sexuality is a feature of her music. And even if female bisexuality is accepted as titillating, few popular women musicians have yet been able to proclaim their sexual unavailability to men. ?We need some ugly girls to make it coz they’re dope and that’s why people like them,? God Des adds, ?you know there’s a lot of ugly dude rappers that are famous as hell.?

I’m not a fan of rap generally but that video is funny. others think so too.

They’re also funny. Like many male rappers, God Des and She have bravado, but it’s non-violent and machismo-free, poking fun at the genre’s conventions. ?Lick It?, God Des and She’s most (in)famous song, is a homage to cunnilingus (?We were teaching straight guys to lick pussy, because they’re really the ones that need help?). Set in a regrettably imaginary ?pussy eating 101? classroom, the video features a giant dancing tongue, drag king?Murray Hill, an ice cream van, a synchronised dance routine and a game of ?find the G spot?.

So how is this a point of difference or is it just what it is musicians trying to get some attention by rapping about topics that traditionally have never been rapped about or even used in other music. I mean there are loads of songs about rooting chicks, but not so many about chicks rooting chicks.

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