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Lil’ Scrappy on Frank Ocean: Down Low Lifestyle is a ‘Doorway’ to HIV/AIDS



Lil Scrappy offered his thoughts on the recent “coming out” of R&B crooner Frank Ocean.

The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star revealed he doesn’t condone Ocean’s lifestyle, but he love’s the New Orleans native’s music.

The music, he said, is what really matters.

“I’m glad Ocean came out as gay, so all the “real women that love to mess with real men, the straight men, we can keep the AIDS situation down.”

Scrappy believes Ocean’s openness on his sexuality would prevent women from being at-risk from the disease.

Gay, he said, is a doorway to AIDs, scientifically.

The Atlanta rapper believes people who live a secret life are “cowards.”

“At the end of the day, a person would rather respect you if you say you would rather be Adam and Steve,” he said.

Scrappy doesn’t have any problems doing a song with Ocean and would “jump on a track” with the singer “like it was yesterday,” he told TMZ.

Lil Scrappy’ statement is not far from the truth, according to statistics.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans represented 14 percent of the population in 2009, but accounted for 44 percent of all new HIV infections.

The staggering statistics for HIV amongst this demographic are as follows:

• In 2009, black men accounted for 70% of the estimated new HIV infections among all blacks. The estimated rate of new HIV infection for black men was more than six and a half times as high as that of white men, and two and a half times as high as that of Latino men or black women.

• In 2009, black men who have sex with men (MSM)1 represented an estimated 73% of new infections among all black men, and 37% among all MSM. More new HIV infections occurred among young black MSM (aged 13–29) than any other age and racial group of MSM. In addition, new HIV infections among young black MSM increased by 48% from 2006–2009.

• In 2009, black women accounted for 30% of the estimated new HIV infections among all blacks. Most (85%) black women with HIV acquired HIV through heterosexual sex. The estimated rate of new HIV infections for black women was more than 15 times as high as the rate for white women, and more than three times as high as that of Latina women.

Ocean’s bravery and honesty may lead to a much-needed discussion on HIV/ AIDs in the black community. Sadly, there are men who live a hidden lifestyle due to the hyper-masculinated nature of this community.

These men hide their sexuality for fear of rejection. Ocean’s bold step in embracing one’s sexuality may prompt others to follow.

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  • Shante

    I respect Frank Ocean for coming out. Like scrappy said, it’s about the music, not about whether he’s gay or not

  • Colin

    This nigger’s an idiot

    • GA tECHS ALL DAy

      go suck homo dick faggot

  • Diamondzzz

    Yall may hate what he saying, but as a black woman I understand everything he’s saying Alotta women get in relationships w/ dl men and they contract hiv. Scrappy kept it real. it’s a huge epidemic in the black community

  • Missy

    Lil Scrappy spoke what’s real in my opinion. Dont get me wrong, I love Frank Ocean’s music. But bisexual men are gateway to diseases. It’s good that he came out. He really should be an inspiration for a lot of dl men who.

  • liz

    Who is Lil Scrappy and why is he relevant??

  • Brad

    This guy sounds like he needs another hit of crack. Why did he even get interviewed?

  • Myrtal’s Shore

    This monkey just looking for some attention

  • BrokeThatBack Mountain

    Mah nigga kept shit all the way 100. niccas out here thinking it’s cool to sleep w/ niggas and go home to they girls spreading diseases. that shit aint sweet.

  • Dustin

    Wow I feel sorry for black people. This is you ppl’s spokesman haha

    • Well , if you have HIV, that automatically means you are HIV postiive. Yes, HIV is the thing that causes AIDS and but if you have HIV it doesn’t mean you have AIDS yet .AIDS happens progessively after awhile, not automatically, but HIV infection does happen automatically when in contact with infected bodily fluids (blood, vaginal secretions, semen) . Long term, AIDS affects your t-cells, which means you are very vulnerable to infection and can die from illnesses that a healthy person might be able to fight, like the pneumonia or bronchitis.

  • FAMU Chica

    I dont even listen to scrappy music like but he spoke the truth. I respect frank ocean and hope he’s successful. but i’d be damned if my nigga played for both team. nu uh i aint having it. that’s the reason y diseases spreading all over the gd place

  • Anonymous

    I dont think Lil Scrappy was gay bashing. he sad he respects frank ocean and his music so what’s the big deal???

  • Anonymous

    Was scrappy wrong?

  • Anonymous

    Lil Scrappy is the reason homophobia exists in hip hop. he needs to leave the rap profession and get a job flipping burgers

    • so in love

      u r so right. it seems like gay men are under attack. the reason we sleep with women is so that no one would suspect us of sleeping with men. if i were to come out of the closet, people would bash me and call me a faggot and all sorts of other derogatory names. i respect frank ocean for coming out. he is a hero to me. i will come out until the time is right. i will continue being with women because i don’t want to upset my family and friends.

  • Anonymous

    Who is he again??

  • Nelson

    So we’re supposed to take serious a guy who got his name from a Scooby Doo character. Right

  • Brad

    No i think a fast food job would be an upgrade for him

  • Terrica

    I don’t understand the hate and bigotry i am reading on the comments. hiv aids is a huge problem in the black community. scrappy spoke what he knew. he may not have used the correct english vernacular, but you can’t use that to define his intelligence. What he said was right

  • Anonymous
  • DeeBo

    This fool is stupid. What a man does in his personal space is his business. If a ma wants to sleep with both and women so be it. It’s not scrappy or anyone’s business. FOH!!

  • Anonymous

    A down low lifestyle doesn’t lead to HIV. Only stupid homophobes like lil scrappy believe that #ijs

  • lonzo

    I predicted it. Now homophobes are going to attack bisexuals . If I choose to sleep w/ both men and women that doesn’t mean I have AIDs. Ppl like lil scrappy need to go jump in traffic at rush hr. Y did TMZ even give this idiot some air time.

    • Brandy

      WHAT!? I hope the women you are sleeping with know that you are also sleeping with men. I have no problem with gay men, but to hide your sexuality from the women you are having sex with it is just simply deceiving. Thats like a transexual man lying to a straight man about being a woman. u should go play in traffic because you are a sorry excuse for a man. i hope your gay lover outs you.

      • lonzo

        Shut da fuck up bitch. Ill sleep with whomever I want to sleep with. Its a free fucking country

        • Brandy

          you don’t care about who you are affecting with your careless and FREE lifestyle. I’m not going to get ignorant with you because you are not worth my time. Your ways will catch up with you. What’s done in the darkness will come to light

  • Anonymous

    LIl Scrappy may be the gay one

  • No h8

    Found a very damaging photo of Lil Scrappy. It seems he needs to follow his own advice

    http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/archstreetnigga/?action=view&current=1175688234Scrappy_Kiss2.jpg&newest=1

  • Lisa

    YES! He may have sounded like A FOOL, but that man is RIGHT!! More downlow men need to come out the closet. real women want to mess with real men period. God Bless you little scrappy. although you need to work on your communication skills, you were absolutely right.

  • Mr. Keep It REAL

    I have to admit. I hate black people. Don’t get all crazy on me because I’m black myself. But I hate black people for the simple fact that everyone is screwing each other. Black women are nut rags. They have no purpose but to lay on their backs. Black men screw anything in site and I wouldn’t be surprised is most black people were gay. Black women are sluts. They wouldn’t give two shits about fucking a downlow brother. Black women are materialistic. They don’t care about anything but money, cars, and jewelry. Black women will fuck anything to get ahead in life. There I said it. The black race is going down the fucking drain.

    • er

      You are ignorant. Go sit down somewhere

  • da peoplez choice

    welp, i guess i have to give it lil scrappy. he may have sounded like a damn idiot but numbers don’t lie. im still in shock. thank you for the info kollege kid

  • vonnie

    i dont think scrappy was wrong. in frank ocean letter, he said he and his lover had girlfriends. scrappy was talking about men on dl

  • willie

    shit! 73% hiv infections from homo sex. shit just got real

  • melanie

    He is a idiot. There are no such thing as a downlow man. Its a myth that black culture came up with and how do wd know if those statistics are real

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