A word rooted in hate
Yet our genre still ignores it

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Macklemore & Mary Lambert) – Same Love Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Throughout history, gays have been the target of hate, much like any other minority or anyone who may seem strange to those who don’t understand it.

Some cultures associate homosexuality with a lack of masculinity or honor, and hip-hop, for the most part, has been such a culture. Gangsta rappers and others that rap on a macho vibe throw the term around carelessly, even if their role models fought for equality.

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