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Title: Same Love
Artist: Angel Haze

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bigwands:

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kawaiiprincesspotato:

feministsongs:

Angel Haze - Same Love

"At age thirteen, my mom knew I wasn’t straight
She didn’t understand but she had so much to say
She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face
And said you’ll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS”

Pansexual rapper exchanges Mackelmore’s no-homo lyrics for a freestyle about her experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

There’s nothing wrong with Macklamore..wtf..

Nothing except for that bit where he literally starts Same Love stating he’s straight ei. vehemently distancing himself from the people he claims to support

nothing except for using a homophobic slur in it

nothing except for calling hip hop homophobic in that same song as if there aren’t tons of LGBTQ rappers and as if he’s the first one making music about the topic (and as if the genre isn’t predominatly black and the hateful YouTube commentators white)

nothing except for generally being a self-congratulatory asshole who wants a special cookie for being a cishet man and saying “gay is okay” in the 21st century, accepting prizes for it and totally forgetting to shift attention to the lesbian woman whom he collaborated with on Same Love or to the community he’s making money off (expect for when he’s using LGBTQ people as nameless stage props in a publicity stunt)

nothing except for the fact that it he only started to support the LGBTQIA community after he’d realised he how much profit he can make out of it while in the past he had no problem posting homophobic Tweets

nothing except for stealing a song from a black gay rapper

nothing wrong with Macklemore

Hold on though. Not acknowledging LGBTQ rappers I’ll give you, and being worshipped as THE GREATEST ALLY EVER BOW DOWN TO MACKLEMORE is gross (though that’s sort of the audience as well), but he’s using his privilege to try to change something.
My biggest problem though with the activist Tumblr community is the idea that there is no redemption (and I’m guilty of this too). Is it possible that he (like many, many of us) didn’t understand things like privelige and the predominance of homophobia and how harmful a little gay joke could be and yes, said some shitty things, but has learned something now? Maybe is trying to change that? If people can’t change, then what the fuck is anyone even fighting for here? Might as well give up now right?

You all look way to much into it. Instead of ranting go out and make a difference. At least she/he was productive with his/her views.

Minority people are “making a difference” and creating our own art and media literally all the time but our work doesn’t recieve as much attention and recognition as privileged people’s half arsed stuff. So when a problematic song/person is supposed to represent us and speak for us of course we are going to analyse and criticise it. Just because he created something from his views doesn’t mean he’s except from criticism, on the contrary - Same Love has 114 millions views on YouTube alone and it’s necessary and imporant to talk about what kind of message all those viewers/listeners getting from it.


Title: Same Love
Artist: Angel Haze

bigwands:

feministsongs:

kawaiiprincesspotato:

feministsongs:

Angel Haze - Same Love

"At age thirteen, my mom knew I wasn’t straight
She didn’t understand but she had so much to say
She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face
And said you’ll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS”

Pansexual rapper exchanges Mackelmore’s no-homo lyrics for a freestyle about her experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

There’s nothing wrong with Macklamore..wtf..

Nothing except for that bit where he literally starts Same Love stating he’s straight ei. vehemently distancing himself from the people he claims to support

nothing except for using a homophobic slur in it

nothing except for calling hip hop homophobic in that same song as if there aren’t tons of LGBTQ rappers and as if he’s the first one making music about the topic (and as if the genre isn’t predominatly black and the hateful YouTube commentators white)

nothing except for generally being a self-congratulatory asshole who wants a special cookie for being a cishet man and saying “gay is okay” in the 21st century, accepting prizes for it and totally forgetting to shift attention to the lesbian woman whom he collaborated with on Same Love or to the community he’s making money off (expect for when he’s using LGBTQ people as nameless stage props in a publicity stunt)

nothing except for the fact that it he only started to support the LGBTQIA community after he’d realised he how much profit he can make out of it while in the past he had no problem posting homophobic Tweets

nothing except for stealing a song from a black gay rapper

nothing wrong with Macklemore

Hold on though. Not acknowledging LGBTQ rappers I’ll give you, and being worshipped as THE GREATEST ALLY EVER BOW DOWN TO MACKLEMORE is gross (though that’s sort of the audience as well), but he’s using his privilege to try to change something.
My biggest problem though with the activist Tumblr community is the idea that there is no redemption (and I’m guilty of this too). Is it possible that he (like many, many of us) didn’t understand things like privelige and the predominance of homophobia and how harmful a little gay joke could be and yes, said some shitty things, but has learned something now? Maybe is trying to change that? If people can’t change, then what the fuck is anyone even fighting for here? Might as well give up now right?

No no, I am all for change and if Macklemore apologised for his homophobic remarks and talked about what he learned about privilege that would be an amazing teaching moment. But he didn’t do that so we can’t assume he changed just because time had passed since he posted those Tweets, you know? On the contrary, his use of the slur f****t in a supposedly pro LGBTQ song and same gender couples as props, and his oblivion about racist implications of his criticism of homophobia in hip hop show he is still pretty clueless about power structues.

… is it revolutionary for white people to get mainstream recognition for talking about homophobia in hip hop, when queer hip hop artists of color are routinely ignored? The fact of the matter is, the success of “Same Love” is largely due at least in part to white audiences being more receptive to white straight men talking about oppression than oppressed people, as well as the comfort of being able to remove themselves from misogyny and homophobia because the oppression at hand is the fault of Black people in hip hop. What could be more revolutionary than that? How about listening to queer people of color? - Race + Hip-Hop + LGBT Equality: On Macklemore’s White Straight Privilege By Guest Contributor Hel Gebreamlak at Racialicious (via glitterlion)

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Mary Lambert - She Keeps Me Warm

"Queer women are fetishized and objectified in media. What Lambert shows in her video is a drastically different view of lesbian relationships - a much more realistic one. The video and lyrics alike are very much about the love and relationship between the singer and the woman she is singing about. She also made the video with an all-queer, all-female crew. This is another way she’s using her success from Same Love to support other queer women. Although the women on her crew don’t actually appear in front of the camera, directing, producing, and tech work are amazingly deep kinds of storytelling. In a culture where women represent only 18% of directors, producers, cinematogrophers and editors in top-grossing films, Lambert’s choice to give women’s experiences (and expertise) center stage is hugely important." [x]


Title: Same Love
Artist: Angel Haze

kawaiiprincesspotato:

feministsongs:

Angel Haze - Same Love

"At age thirteen, my mom knew I wasn’t straight
She didn’t understand but she had so much to say
She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face
And said you’ll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS”

Pansexual rapper exchanges Mackelmore’s no-homo lyrics for a freestyle about her experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

There’s nothing wrong with Macklamore..wtf..

Nothing except for that bit where he literally starts Same Love stating he’s straight ei. vehemently distancing himself from the people he claims to support

nothing except for using a homophobic slur in it

nothing except for calling hip hop homophobic in that same song as if there aren’t tons of LGBTQ rappers and as if he’s the first one making music about the topic (and as if the genre isn’t predominatly black and the hateful YouTube commentators white)

nothing except for generally being a self-congratulatory asshole who wants a special cookie for being a cishet man and saying “gay is okay” in the 21st century, accepting prizes for it and totally forgetting to shift attention to the lesbian woman whom he collaborated with on Same Love or to the community he’s making money off (expect for when he’s using LGBTQ people as nameless stage props in a publicity stunt)

nothing except for the fact that it he only started to support the LGBTQIA community after he’d realised he how much profit he can make out of it while in the past he had no problem posting homophobic Tweets

nothing except for stealing a song from a black gay rapper

nothing wrong with Macklemore

My old managers would tell me, ‘You need to do something better than Nicki Minaj.’ I would say, ‘You need to go fall on your dick because I’m doing what I do and that’s it.’ I have a warped perception because I don’t believe in putting women against each other.

(Source: lanarey, via lanarey)


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Keep It Consensual as F*ck with DeAnne Smith’s New Music Video

Have you ever wondered what DeAnne Smith rapping about consensual sex would sound like? Well the comedian/wordsmith/cute person has provided that situation for you via the song…


Title: Oath
Artist: Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd feat. Becky G - Oath

"Yo, my best friend, best friend ‘til the very end
Cause best friends, best friends don’t have to pretend
You need a hand, and I’m right there right beside you
You in the dark, I’ll be the bright light to guide you”

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