Late last year, when Lil B The Based God jokingly threatened to rape Kanye West in a Twitter update, sparking controversy and questions about his sexual preference.
Although he had since come out denying any homosexual tendencies on his part, at the massive Coachella Festival over the weekend in California, the Berkeley rapper revealed that when his next album drops, he’s coming out the closet … metaphorically.
“I’m gonna do the most controversial thing in hip-hop,” Lil B said on stage. “Ya’ll heard it first. And I’mma just show you that words don’t mean sh**. I’mma make an album called I’m Gay, right.”
The crowd burst into laughter when the rapper made the announcement, but Lil B was dead serious, and elaborated on his reasoning behind it.
“Now I’mma tell you why I’m the first person to do it in hip-hop and why you’re the first people to know my reasons,” Lil B explained. “I’m just gonna tell you. So many people be worried about what people mean and definitions of words and sh**… Now I like women, I love women, you feel me? But within yourselves, no matter what you do, it doesn’t matter, it’s like live life. You’ve only got one life to live. Be happy.”
At press time, it was unknown when Lil B’s album was expected to drop.
His last album, Angels Exodus, dropped in January, via Amalgam Digital, where he previously inked a multiple album deal in December 2010.