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Lil Yachty Has No Time for Homophobes Who Don't Like His Drag

Lil Yachty Has No Time for Homophobes Who Don't Like His Drag

Lil Yachty Has No Time for Homophobes Who Don't Like His Drag

The rapper defended himself from online criticism after appearing in drag for the music video of his latest single "Oprah's Bank Account."

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After making headlines in 2017 for being inclusive of LGBTQ+ couples on one of his album covers, rapper Lil Yachty, once again, has to defend himself against the homophobes of the world. 

In the recently-released music video for his latest track entitled "Oprah's Bank Account," (which features fellow rappers Drake and DaBaby) Yachty dons his best drag (we're talking a wig, makeup, heels, a skirt—the whole nine yards!) for "The Boprah Show," a funny spoof of TV legend Oprah Winfrey's icon talk show. While the premise of the video is light and humorous, especially a snippet where Yachty really serves his best Oprah impression and interviews Drake about his pierced ears, as expected (unfortunately), there were still many people on the internet who weren't too fond of the 22-year-old's decision to perform in drag. 

Fortunately, though, Yachty was having none of the hate and addressed the situation on Twitter: 

"It’s just supposed to be entertaining…it ain’t even that deep," he wrote in response to one particular commenter telling him he "doesn't need to don’t need to wear no dresses or wigs to sell" his music. "Y’all so in denial with y’all masculinity shit like this bother y’all...relax."

*sigh*

Maybe one day men will be able to freely explore their gender expression without getting so much backlash and hate...

Watch the music video for "Oprah's Bank Account" in the video below.

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel