Bruce Jenner's daughters and step-daughters have been made to feel very welcome by a number of those in the Hip Hop game.
However, according to Erick Sermon, Jenner wouldn't be welcome in the culture in his current state of transition. Asked by TMZ if the Hip Hop world is ready for a Bruce Jenner type, this is what he said:
"No. The way the world is going you never know because we got some rappers who are also close to that, who are taking the culture way too far ... Hip Hop culture is what it is, it’s what it represents and what it stands for…Its a sport for men and women who are representing the culture and not for some people who want to come and start faking it claiming they are rapping… hip hop and rapping are two different things."Sermon caught some heat for his remarks, so he clarified them in an interview with AllHipHop.com.
"I've been in Hip Hop for 25 years. I've seen so much come and go as far as trends and whats acceptable and what’s not. I stand by what I said to TMZ and I admit that Hip Hop has some room to grow when it comes to those issues. We haven’t fully gotten there as a culture yet, but I believe in allowing people to be who they are and express their creativity in whatever manner they choose. There are different styles and trends that are pushing boundaries right now, but at the end of the day everybody deserves respect."What do you think?