Source: Screencap/NLE Choppa/YouTube

Watch: Rapper NLE Choppa Thanks LGBTQ+ Community, Calls Out Those Who Question His Orientation

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 2 MIN.

NLE Choppa took to social media to thank the queer community for supporting his new single, "Slut Me Out 2" - and to let haters know he's not impressed by their knee-jerk questioning of his sexuality.

"I'm noticing the LGBTQ community showing so much love to 'Slut Me Out 2' And I Simply Want To Say Thank You," the rapper posted, before adding, "My music For ALL we do NO Discrimination 💜🤲🏼".

The track is a followup to "Slut Me Out" from 2022, but, That Grape Juice noted, the song and accompanying video prompted some to wonder if the rapper himself is gay.

Complex specified that the song's lyrics raised eyebrows, quoting from the song the lines: "If I was a bad bitch, I'd wanna fuck me too, hmm / I'd wanna suck me too, hmm / I'd wanna slut me too, hmm."

The video shows the rapper singing those lyrics while surrounded by women, but that wasn't enough for some. The rapper set the record straight, so to speak, and clapped back at the haters in one fell swoop.

"I understand me being in love with myself as a BLACKMAN is so RARE to the point that some people try putting the homosexual jacket on my name," the rapper tweeted. "But with all due respect, I love ALL, but my intimacy lies with women only."

Some proved reluctant to take the rapper at his word, though; one tweet declared, "Now NLE gay too" and added: "Now shit going to [sic] far".

"I'm gay for showing love?" NLE questioned. "Y'all men lost that's why we killing each other everyday cause y'all can't show love and whole time yall be the ones that get down like that but be hiding it!"

"Me saying thank you got nun to do with my sexuality busta."

For those interested in a longer conversation, the rapper posted a video in which he pointed out that decades ago, "men used to dance, bro, and it was, like, fun, it was happy. Nobody looked at them like they weren't straight, nobody looked at them like they weren't gangsters or nobody looked at them like they was less of a man."

The musician declared that he feels free to experiment with different themes and musical styles.

"I'm going to be versatile... I'm going to spread my wings and go to different territories and... try to do different types of music, because at the end of the day I'm not gonna hold myself in a box, and I'm damn sure not gonna be put in no box," the rapper said.

Choppa demanded to know "when Black men started to have fun," why would people "say that they less of a man, or they less of a gangsta, or they, they aren't straight males?"

Watch the "Slut Me Out 2" video below.

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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