Homophobia in hip hop is slowly becoming a topic people are discussing more frequently. However, there is still much progress to be made. That is why J. Cole decided to use the derogatory term "faggot" on his track "Villuminati," which will appear on his sophomore album 'Born Sinner.' Cole hopes people will hear the term in his music and in turn start conversations regarding homophobia in hip hop. Lyrics: "My verbal AK slay faggots And I don't mean no disrespect whenever I say "faggot," OK, faggot? Don't be so sensitive If you want to get fucked in the ass That's between you and whoever else's dick it is Pause, maybe that line was too far Just a little joke to show how homophobic you are And who can blame ya?" Below is a statement Jermaine sent exclusively to the Huffington Post regarding his decision to use the word "faggot" in his music. "In a statement sent exclusively to HuffPost, Cole said the following: "There will soon come a day when people in general, and rap artists specifically, are going to have to answer for their past usage of the word 'faggot,' much like the Grandfathers who are ashamed that they used the word 'nigger' as kids. At a time when public acceptance of gay rights is soaring (rightfully), hip-hop culture and general are still battling with homophobia (not excluding myself). Rather than run from it I chose to attack it playfully. Those lyrics are meant to make everyone uncomfortable for the sake of this very conversation.")"
News | June 12, 2013
J. Cole Hopes To Spark Conversation w/ Use of “Faggot” on ‘Born Sinner’

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Homophobia in hip hop is slowly becoming a topic people are discussing more frequently. However, there is still much progress to be made. That is why J. Cole decided to use the derogatory term "faggot" on his track "Villuminati," which will appear on his sophomore album 'Born Sinner.' Cole hopes people will hear the term in his music and in turn start conversations regarding homophobia in hip hop.

Lyrics:

"My verbal AK slay faggots And I don't mean no disrespect whenever I say "faggot," OK, faggot? Don't be so sensitive If you want to get fucked in the ass That's between you and whoever else's dick it is Pause, maybe that line was too far Just a little joke to show how homophobic you are And who can blame ya?"

Below is a statement Jermaine sent exclusively to the Huffington Post regarding his decision to use the word "faggot" in his music.

"In a statement sent exclusively to HuffPost, Cole said the following: "There will soon come a day when people in general, and rap artists specifically, are going to have to answer for their past usage of the word 'faggot,' much like the Grandfathers who are ashamed that they used the word 'nigger' as kids. At a time when public acceptance of gay rights is soaring (rightfully), hip-hop culture and general are still battling with homophobia (not excluding myself). Rather than run from it I chose to attack it playfully. Those lyrics are meant to make everyone uncomfortable for the sake of this very conversation.")"