Nipsey Hussle wanted to call attention to something positive.
But he did so in a way that has people pissed.
Nipsey IG posted a photo of an unnamed event featuring black men and boys earlier today.
Demonstration speaks louder than Conversation. They gone feed us every image of our men and boys but this one. No hyper violent...No homo sexual...No abandoners....JUS STRONG BLAC MEN AND YOUNG Men. RESPECT TO MY BIG HOMIE @bigu1 for Leading with love and intelligence. GOD IS WITH US WHO CAN GO AGAINST US 💪🏾
“Demonstration speaks louder than Conversation. They gone feed us every image of our men and boys but this one. No hyper violent…No homo sexual…No abandoners….JUS STRONG BLAC MEN AND YOUNG Men. RESPECT TO MY BIG HOMIE @bigu1 for Leading with love and intelligence. GOD IS WITH US WHO CAN GO AGAINST US,” Nipsey wrote in the caption.
As you can imagine, members of the gay community felt a way about being put in the same undesirable category as the "hyper-violent" and "abandoners."
When confronted with this, Nipsey doubled down.
"I ain't changing shit I said what I said," he tweeted. "Do yo research about the agenda to emasculate THE BLAC MAN. read the isis papers. I don't sympathize with the oppressors agenda in any shape form or fashion."
Here is some of the Twitter reaction to Nipsey's stance:
Gay black male activists fight for all black people, just to log on and see someone say some stupid ass shit like this. Fuck Nipsey Hussle. pic.twitter.com/iQQQbHIEYL— dad. (@animalfriesback) January 8, 2018
welp, had to unfollow nipsey hussle today. pic.twitter.com/6UeETDAGXH— (fe.) (@tinycombatboots) January 8, 2018
@NipseyHussle is a gang member that raps (unsuccessfully) about violence and drugs but yet it’s the “gay mans agenda” affecting the black man. I wish y’all knew how y’all sound. pic.twitter.com/pkeJEtj7ad— Carter Clan (@rowdybt) January 8, 2018
We sitting here on a Monday seeing the same people upset over the H&M ad, co-signing Nipsey Hussle saying gay Black men aren't representations of strong Black men. "They said what they said" & "It's an opinion" only matters when its not you being offended right?— Rashad (@BRashadBeal) January 8, 2018
Does Nipsey owe the gay community an apology?