By Dionne Buxton
During an interview with Vlad TV, Fat Joe was asked to comment on the recent news that hip-hop personality Mister Cee was caught in a compromising position with a transgender prostitute. Joey Crack’s response? “Whatever his preference is, it’s up to him. I’m not here to tell him what’s right or wrong.” The Bronx rapper also went on to add that in this day and age all rappers should feel comfortable being honest about their sexuality. “It’s 2011, going on 2012. Rep your set,” he suggested.
“I’m pretty sure I’ve done songs with gay rappers,” Joe continued. “I’m pretty sure of that. I’m pretty sure the football ni--as is gay, the basketball ni--as is… ni--as is gay. There’s millions of gay people in the world, girls too. In 2011 you gotta hide that you gay? Like, be real. ‘Yo, I’m gay, what the f-ck!’ F-ck it if people don’t like it.”
Don Cartagena made things even more interesting when he suggested that a gay mafia exists in the hip-hop community and music industry. “Not rappers, editorial presidents of magazines, PDs at radio stations, people that give you awards at award shows,” he clarified. “This is a gay mafia, my man. They are in power. So, why wouldn’t a guy come out and say, ‘Yo, I’m gay,’ and get that type of love?”
Citing Lady Gaga as an example of someone who receives a ton of love from the LGBT community, he added,“I don’t know if she’s gay, but, she’s running with that gay sh-t for real, and she is winning.”