He tells the Associated Press:
"People are learning how to live and get along more, and accept people for who they are and not bash them or hurt them because they’re different."
"When I was growing up, you could never do that and announce that," said Snoop referring to Ocean's letter revealing he'd been in love with a man. "There would be so much scrutiny and hate and negativity, and no one would step (forward) to support you because that’s what we were brainwashed and trained to know."
Snoop also believes that hip hop may already have a successful gay rapper currently on the charts. He's just not out: "There might be some openly gay rappers in hip-hop that's having success — for real. You never know. There might be some(one) right now that hasn't pulled a Frank Ocean yet, that hasn't jumped out of the closet to the living room to make that announcement."
There are so many rappers in Out Hip Hop that I know, such as Loco Ninja, Swaggjesty, Splash T, Foxxjazell, Kin4Life, and too many to mention that have the skills to pay the bills. They just need a label push that can help them play with the big boys like Jay Z, 50 Cent and Eminem. Once OHH rappers can find that same balance where their skills speak for itself and they are not defined by their sexuality, then out rappers can reap the same success as their straight (or closeted) peers. I have a dream that one day artists will just be able to be themselves and not defined by how different they are. I feel that day is coming soon. The question is who will become the gay equivalent of someone like an Eminem (who is the first solo white rapper to get people to look past his whiteness and respect him as an MC who truly loves and respects hip hop).