T-Pain: I know rappers who won’t work with Frank Ocean ‘because he is gay’

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Rapper T-Pain has expressed his distaste at his claims that rap artists will not work with singer Frank Ocean since he revealed that his first love was a man.

Ocean came out in an open letter online last year, saying that his first love had been a man, ahead of the release of his official debut album Channel Orange.

T-Pain, a US-based rapper, has now said he is concerned about the music industry’s attitude towards gay people, but did say “radio is getting more gay-friendly.”

In the interview with Vlad TV, T-Pain said specifically “urban music” still harboured a lot of homophobia.

He said: “I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs.”.

“I know n*ggas that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the fucking song and that’s so terrible to me, man… What I do ain’t going to affect nothing that you got going on.”

Rapper and music producer T-Pain last year slammed “homophobic idiots” on Twitter, condemning people for misjudging his gay assistant.