June 10, 2010

clarification: lil wayne is not gay for himself

(i'm a contributor over at the new blog bridge over troubled lyrics.  here's a reposting of my first post calling attention to the nuances of weezy's sexuality)

He's so sweet, make her wanna lick the (w)rapper
- Lil Wayne,"Lollipop"

In what may be one of the most beautiful double entrendres in the history of pop rap (or "prap" as perennial phrase-coiner Zoe calls it), Lil Wayne constructs this witty adulation of his own sexual appeal.  Of course, it is a surprise to no one that the "he" of which he speaks is, indeed, himself -- undeniably, the sweetest of all rappers.  But, in this day and age of rampant homosexuality and ambiguous preferences, a true street thug must take care to caveat all compliments directed at a member of the same sex.  Accordingly, if you listen closely, you'll hear Weezy throw in a quick "no homo" before complimenting himself.  Good thing he made that clarification, because we all know: if a man compliments a man (even if it's himself), he's totes a homo.


Danny said...

No one could be homo for someone with eyelid tattoos, even himself.

anneke jong said...

well said, danny.