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03/19/2008

'In the butt' slurs: Can we nip those 'in the bud' already?!

by Jeremy Hooper

200803191003In this interview with BallerStatus.com, rapper/singer/sex tape star Ray J/ Brandy's brother Ray J either genuinely reveals something about singer/actor Marques Houston and producer Chris Stokes, or he becomes another in a long line of straight men who have used homosexuality as a pointed attack. Decide for yourself:

BallerStatus.com: There was a track on [a mixtape with DJ Kay Slay called Unkut] where you came at Chris Stokes kind of raw.

Ray J: F--- that mother-----. Man, that n----'s a bitch. He's a thief. He tried to take my records and pull me off of television shows and put Marques Houston on the shows, basically replace me. It was a lot of weird things going on over there and I felt like he was trying to dig into my money and try to compromise my career. He and Marques Houston take it in the butt together. I'm real, so I say it how I see it.

Now, regardless of the veracity of his claims, Mr. J. is of course not using "take it in the butt together" in a way that implies he'll be marching as an ally in the West Hollywood pride parade anytime soon. And that's what we really care about here, the idea that calling someone gay is the worst possible thing that comes to mind. As ones who find making fun of one's natural sexual orientation to be far worse than a little backdoor fun an recreation, we can't just turn a blind eye to this pervasive strain of homo-hostiltiy.

So J, first name Ray: What do you say that in the future, we keep our personal beef more on the contentious issues and less on where these two dudes may or may not be placing their own personal beef? The fear of gay sex is offensive and childish, and the bizarre focus you straight dudes so often place on it is just plain odd.

Ray J: Respect My Hustle [Baller Status]

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Your thoughts

There is another reason for the homo-hostiltiy from Ray J. which is Chris Stokes and Marques Houston were both accused of sexual abuse by memebers of the defuct boy band B2K.

I agree that's still no excuse for the hostiltiy but nonetheless Ray J. claims may not be that baseless.

Posted by: Alonzo | Mar 19, 2008 12:59:32 PM

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