Da Brat Admires Ray J’s Call For Straight Men To Support LGBTQIA+
Da Brat praised Ray for taking that step and said that someone like Snoop Dogg, with his diverse and global influence, could help the cause.
We’re nearing the end of Pride Month’s first week, and celebrations have erupted from coast to coast. The LGBTQIA+ community and their allies have filled city streets, and despite the fact that these parades often face opposition, revelers refuse to be discouraged from joining together in unity. Several Hip Hop musicians have spoken out in support of Pride, including Ray J, who urged straight guys to support their LGBTQIA+ brothers.
Ray had earlier uploaded a video in which he addressed his classmates directly about showing up as allies, as we previously reported. Ray J’s recent statement prompted Da Brat and his wife Judy Dupart to speak with TMZ.
Da Brat On Ray J’s Comments
“I think when Ray J’s passionate about something he speaks on it and I’m not mad at him,” Brat said. “I kinda appreciate him for speaking out and saying how he feels. Shout out everybody, you shouldn’t discriminate. If somebody you know and love is gay and they’re doing something great, shout ’em out and give ’em their flowers, too.”
However, it doesn’t appear that Brat believes Ray J’s call will result in significant changes in how people view the LGBTQIA+ community, but she does acknowledge that individuals who look up to him may think twice before passing judgment.
“Maybe if Snoop said it,” referring to Ray’s cousin. “Snoop has more people of different genres and people all over the world know Snoop, but it may affect some change in people that respect Ray J. But, you know, I think a lot of the OG’s out here would respect somebody else saying it, too, but I think it definitely helps.”
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