By Tom Z
1:29 PM EST, February 6, 2013
Rapper Lord Jamar, who you may recognize from nothing ever, has now gained slight notoriety after releasing a homophobic diss track about Kanye West. The lyric in question is a reference to Kanye wearing a skirt during the Hurricane Sandy relief concert. From the Huffington Post:
"Somebody mad at my hashtag/Instagram black man, lookin' half a fag/With a blazer and dress, I'm just amazed at the mess/Pioneer of this queer sh*t is Kanye West," Jamar raps on the track, titled "Lift Up Your Skirt."
He continues the rant later, rapping: "I rebuke all this gay sh*t/Some are scared to say sh*t."
Lord Jamar previously said of gay people:
"First of all, my stand on homosexuality is I don’t agree with it, but everybody has their own free will in this world," he said at the time. "I don’t agree with it; I feel like it’s a distortion of mind. But that’s up to me. You don’t have to live in my universe and I don’t have to live in yours."
I remember back when Creed was big, some reporter went up to Eddie Vedder and asked him what he thought of Scott Stapp biting his style. You know, cause Creed was considered a shitty Pearl Jam rip-off. Vedder’s response was, “I don’t know who that is.” He didn’t say it in a snarky way like you’re probably imagining. He said it very matter-of-factly. Vedder went on to explain that he had heard the name Creed in passing, but was unfamiliar with their music or any members of the band. And that, my friends, is the ultimate insult. Defenders of Kanye can bash this Lord Jamar and point out the fact that Kanye is the best rapper of his generation while Lord Jamar sounds like a teenager who just got ahold of Garageband for the first time. But if Kanye issues any response at all, it should be, “I’ve never heard of this person.” The only reason a no-name would release a diss track on a famous person is to garner attention. You deny them that attention and they have no reason to go on. By the way, this technique works with seagulls, Internet trolls, door-to-door salesmen and pretty much anyone else. Except Donald Trump. That guy is like an annoyance cockroach, not even nuclear war can stop him.
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