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The gay future of rap

Openly gay NYC rapper Le1f is redefining the genre with the video for his single “Wut."

“I am gay, and I’m proud to be called a gay rapper, but it’s not gay rap,” Le1f says. “That’s not a genre. My goal is always to make songs that a gay dude or a straight dude can listen to and just think, this dude has swag. I get guys the way straight rappers get girls. I’m not preachy. The best thing a song can be called is good."

Not only is “Wut” good, but it’s quickly garnering attention — for better and worse. Gossip site Bossip posted the video with the headline “See what Frank Ocean started?” But something tells me Le1f is too busy strutting in his Daisy Dukes to really give a damn . . .

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