"This spirit of "looking the other way" is so insidious that it often goes unnoticed and is only revealed in our expressions of sympathy and skepticism. Even as a young person, hip-hop's attitude toward women bothered me. It's attitude toward gays did not. Biggie saying "All you heard was Poppa don't hit me no more," bothered me in a way that Eazy E's "this is one faggot that I had to hurt" did not.
There's a lot more misogyny in rap than homophobia, simply because women are a more common topic. But I didn't even bat an eye when Eazy said that. That the verse was basically an expression of open season on gays never occurred to me. It wasn't even a moral dilemma to be considered. If you'd asked me about that line I probably would said, "Yes it's awful" and then denied any real collective import at work."
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