Lil Wayne has signed openly gay rapper Fly Young Red to his record label Cash Money.
Fly Young Red’s video for the single Throw That Boy P***y, which has been viewed more than 600,000 times since its March 18 YouTube debut, has put the young rapper in the spotlight.
“Good music is good music,” Lil Wayne is quoted as saying by 24HourHipHop.com. “Gay, straight, black, white, blue or purple. Good music is just good music. Have you ever been in the club when that joint came on? Niggas go crazy when that drop. I had to make him YMCMB [Young Money Cash Money Billionaires].”
Appearing on cabler Fusion’s AM Tonight, Fly Young Red said he wanted to create music that speaks directly to gay men.
“I decided to create the video because I would go to gay clubs and I would see a lot of gay guys dancing to hip-hop music that rappers were talking to females,” Fly Young Red said. “And I felt like, you know, I’m a gay rapper, I’m coming out with an album, I need a club song and I need something that everybody can dance to. And I wanted to direct the song directly to the gay guys who were dancing.”
“Gay people who listen to hip hop, they shouldn’t have to change the word from girl to guy. They should have their own music, and I want to provide that outlet for them,” he added.