Thursday, November 13, 2008

Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip: The Video You Need to See and the Misconceptions You Need to Dismiss

Yes, that's a video of Busta Rhymes kissing Q-Tip. To be specific, that's Busta Rhymes kissing him on the forehead. Pause?

Play. No, rewind. I've gotta send a big SMH to all the haters out there who are quick to pull the "fag" card out right about now. I've always believed that people -- men, specifically -- who misinterpret male bonding as hints of homosexuality have important issues that they need to address on their own time with a shrink. Issues buried deep, deep, deep down the recesses of their minds. And being that rap music can be so homophobic, I find it odd that often times its imagery is so incredibly homoerotic. How many of you guys treasure that 2Pac, 50 Cent or LL Cool J (I could go on and on...) album in your music collection? How many of you guys have posters of them up on your walls? You know, the images of shirtless men flexing their muscles for your oogling contentment. That's a big yes homo right there. That's what she said. Or he said.

There used to be a time in hip hop where dudes could wear some raggedy-ass clothing and huddle around one another trading rhymes and flipping lyrical witticism. Not homoeroticism. Male bonding. This is the school that Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip come from. Now, Lil Wayne? Maybe that's another story...


  1. He's kissing his fam, his brother. If you kiss your brother, are you gay? Or incestuous for that matter?

    I think it's kinda funny when dudes have to say 'No homo' and 'Pause' all the time so they dont 'sound' gay. When really all it does is draw attention to them more

    Even if you didnt think of any gay connotations, the fact they had to say no homo actually makes them look like they're a closeted gay or something.

    Lil Wayne? That's another story....

  2. Agreeing with you, Ivan; and Funk Doc.
    It's grown ass man brotherly love.

  3. Since when is kissing anyone on the forehead gay? It's like guys at a movie theater. Any time I see two idiots leaving a seat between them, it's gayer than if they just sat there holding hands and giving each other butterfly kisses.

    And there is no bigger homo than a guy that says "no homo".

  4. WOW

    If you had seen the doco yesterday busta worked out when the interview started talking about homosexuality in hip hop. Not saying what was on the video was gay, but from why I've seen busta seemed fairly homophobic, odd considering i hear/thought he was gay, not that it's an issue i don't give a fuck what way anyone is, don't really think it's any of my business either.

    Beyond beats and Rhymes, its like 3/4 of the way through when busta trips about the gay thing.

    Its a very good doco, really shows how insecure alot of hip hop is

  5. thank God there are some adults here. if this had been posted on Allhiphop, all the lame-ass Internet thugs would have spoken out in protest, trying to display the mannishness they don't even have. seriously, how gay is THAT?