It was the album title heard ’round the world when Lil B announced to concert goers this weekend at Coachella that the title he chose for his debut album is, “I’m Gay.” He was sure to clarify his sexual orientation was for women, but explained it could also mean “happy” and wants to take away power of the words. Fans and critics reacted, and now GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) have released a statement on it as well.
“As a lyricist, Lil B knows that words matter. Slurs have the power to fuel intolerance. We hope that Lil B’s album title is not just a gimmick, and is really a sincere attempt to be an ally. He has the platform and the voice. We hope he uses it in a positive way.”