You won’t be hearing any more homophobic lyrics from 50 Cent. The G-Unit general said, he supports Frank Ocean’s decision to reveal his previous love affair with another man in a recent interview with MTV UK.
Like the man who influenced his decision, 50 has evolved on his opinion on gay rights. However, he admits isn’t sure how Ocean’s coming out will play into his record sales.
Ocean decided to come out in a blog entry at the same time as he was releasing his debut album Channel Orange.
Fifty said that move was a risky one.
“It could be revolutionary, or it could be a tragedy,” he said. “The results of how popular it is now will say how cool or uncool it is to be [out] in the open… the more successful that project is now, it’s gonna leave people in a position where they can actually say ‘Look, I’m gay.’”
However, 50 said he supports Ocean as a talented artist adding that it shouldn’t matter whether he is gay or straight.
“Anyone that has an issue with Frank Ocean is an idiot,” 50 said. “I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist, I think he’s created material that made me know his name, that impressed me, with things he said on a song like ‘Novacane.’ I could care less about what his personal preference is in his bedroom.”
So how did 50 cent end up becoming so supportive of gay rights all of a sudden? He says you can thank President Barack Obama who came out in favor of gay marriage in May.
“Obama is for same sex marriage,” he said. “When the President is saying that, who am I to go the other way? It’s cool.”
In the same interview, 50 Cent also revealed he is now in support of same sex marriage as well.