15 September 2011
Rapper the Game has casually outed fellow rapper 50 Cent just days after voicing his opinion on still-closeted gay rappers in an interview with hip hop video host DJ Vlad.
"I think there are several rappers that are in the closet and gay," said the hip hop star.
Responding to a tweet sent by TMZ this week, The Game wrote; "Look @TMZ its simple: if your GAY be GAY!!! I don't have a problem with GAY people... I like Elton John's music a lot #StraightTweet"
Game, who has just dropped 'The R.E.D Album' continued: "@TMZ look around, s*** I be surprised when I see someone who's not GAY. My girl hair stylist is GAY & he cool. @50cent GAY n we was cool."
The Game had previously told VLAD TV that closeted gay people "are the only type of gay people that I have a problem with".
It's not the first time the ultra masculine Fitty Cent has been 'outed' as gay -- in 2010, openly gay singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright professed his love for the rapper, and said he "knows" the In Da Club rapper bats for the other team!
In an interview with Details magazine, Rufus revealed: "Its okay, 50 Cent. Feel free to call me anytime. My boyfriend and I are experts. You can come over for dinner. And maybe dessert." Oooh cheeky!
Meanwhile, industry insiders are calling BS on The Game's comments, saying it's just a ploy to increase album sales.
"Anytime there is any publicity around a feud there is a boost in sales," Dave Bakula from Nielsen Entertainment told The Huffington Post. "It really comes down to the marketing machine. The more you get the word out there, the more you rally the fans to say I am a fan of this side or that side."
What do you think?