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Talib Kweli speaks out about homosexuality in hip-hop

Talib Kweli speaks out about homosexuality in hip-hop

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Talib Kweli says homosexuality will be accepted in hip-hop once there's a gay rapper who's "better than everybody." 

Talib tells MotherJones.com that because of hip-hop's competitiveness, it's difficult for "fringe groups" to be accepted unless they're "better than whoever's the best."  He sees homosexuality in hip-hop as an extension of homosexuality in the African-American community, which he says is "very conservative when it comes to homosexuality."  

However, Talib does see a change coming.  He says young people in the African-American community are embracing homosexuality in ways they never would have in the past. 

While the community is "begrudgingly accepting" of homosexuals, Talib say that sliver of acceptance doesn't' mean people "should stop fighting for equality."

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