Rap group Odd Future has one female member and that’s Syd The Kyd. She recently interviewed with LA Weekly, where she opened up about being a lesbian, coming out, homosexuality in music and, of course, who she thinks is secretly gay.
On the lack of out-of-the-closet gay urban artists:
There’s Alicia Keys, who’s married to Swizz Beatz – we know that sh*t ain’t real. You got Queen Latifah kissing Common in movies. Missy Elliott saying she don’t wanna hang with b*tches. You know she loves her some b*tches.
On coming out via music video (see it below):
I decided to do it because I wish I had someone like that [an openly gay female artist] while I was coming up. People write on my Tumblr just thanking me for making the video, saying that I really inspire them, and they want to be like me. But I wasn’t always this way, this comfortable with myself, and I remember what that was like. So I figure, f**k it. Everyday people aren’t given this opportunity and I realize that. And I didn’t at first. I thought I was just lucky to be along for the ride.
On getting asked that question “Are you gay?”
I put myself out there because I’m sick of people asking. I’ve been asked it so many times. It’s annoying, it’s like, you can’t answer that yourself? And awkward because it’s not like they’re going up to the other guys in the group and asking if they’re straight. Now I don’t have to answer that question outright. Because I don’t want to. It’s not that I’m not proud of who I am. Do I look straight to you? Sh*t, you got your answer — go watch ‘Cocaine.’
Watch the “Cocaine” video below: