Snoop Lion thinks coming out as a homosexual is always going to be tough in the rap world despite Frank Ocean admitting he is bisexual last year
Snoop Lion isn't convinced homosexuality will ever be ''acceptable'' in rap music.
The rapper - who recently spoke out in favour of marriage equality - thinks it will always be tough for rappers to be open about their sexuality despite Frank Ocean admitting he was bisexual last year.
The 41-year-old star - who embraced Rastafarianism and changed his name from Snoop Dogg last year - told The Guardian newspaper: ''Frank Ocean ain't no rapper. He's a singer. It's acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don't know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine.
''It's like a football team. You can't be in a locker room full of motherf**king tough-a** dudes, then all of a sudden say, 'Hey, man, I like you.' You know, that's going to be tough.''
But the 'Lighters Up' rapper insisted that he is very supportive of gay rights.
He said: ''I don't have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies.''
Clive Davis recently credited Frank for giving him the courage to reveal his own bisexuality.
The music mogul - who confessed in his memoir 'The Soundtrack to My Life' to having sexual relationships with men after divorcing his second wife in 1985 - said he was grateful that the hip-hop community have embraced the 'Pyramids' singer, who revealed last summer that his first love was a man, and Clive said his honesty helped move the music industry forward.
The 80-year-old producer said: ''I'm very gratified in the case of Frank Ocean that the hip-hop community has embraced him. And maybe we're reaching that time where people can judge everyone without reference to their sexual preference or identity.''