50 Cent Defends Frank Ocean and Supports Marriage Equality
July 19 2012 2:49 PM ET

WATCH: 50 Cent Defends Frank Ocean, Supports Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Rapper 50 Cent sounded supportive of same-sex marriage and of out singer Frank Ocean in an interview with MT

July 19 2012 11:43 AM ET

Hip Hop That Hearts Gays

A Timeline of Hip Hop Homophobia
July 18 2012 7:00 AM ET

A Timeline of Hip Hop Homophobia

Alex Heigl of Nerve.com

So, Frank Ocean came out this month and said that the first person he fell in love with was a man. And the Internet had some thoughts about it. Most centered around the persistent theme of homophobia in hip-hop — and that got us thinking that we should take a look back at the history of the genre and examine its track record. Check out a timeline on the following pages.

WATCH Madonnas Turn Up the Radio Video Premieres
July 16 2012 10:17 AM ET

WATCH: Madonna's 'Turn Up the Radio' Video Premieres

Jeremy Kinser

Madonna has debuted the video for "Turn Up the Radio," the third radio-friendly single from her chart-topping MDNA album.

Rapper Murs Kisses Another Man to Call Out Hip Hop Homophobes
July 14 2012 9:21 PM ET

WATCH: Rapper Murs Kisses Another Man to Call Out Hip Hop Homophobes

Lucas Grindley

A new video has California rapper Murs wearing a "Legalize Gay" shirt and kissing another man, but ending in a murder-suicide intended to call out homophobia.

Frank Ocean Versus Target and Why His Album Will Not Be Sold There
July 12 2012 2:53 PM ET

Frank Ocean Vs. Target: Why His Album Won't Be Sold There

Lucas Grindley

Frank Ocean's manager has backed off his accusation that Target was refusing to stock the newly out singer's album because of homophobia.