By Sunnivie Brydum
Originally published on Advocate.com January 31 2014 12:16 PM ET
A Christian rapper has penned a scathing antigay response to Macklemore's pro-equality anthem "Same Love," using the track's infectious instrumental underneath nearly six-minutes of vicious anti-LGBT rhetoric.
Houston-based rapper Bizzle is apparently no stranger to using his lyrics to call out what he believes is sinful — the Houston Chronicle notes that Bizzle's past tracks have slammed Jay-Z for his use of "dark imagery," and taken aim at the "media messages promoted by artists like Rick Ross, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj."
In Bizzle's version of "Same Love," the rapper uses his religious opposition to marriage equality to justify his hatred, while also wholly rejecting comparisons between the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's with today's push for greater LGBT equality.
"You were never oppressed / the Devil is a liar," spits Bizzle. "The only thing oppressed was your sexual desire / keeping your desires oppressed is so lame to you / but when you get married, that's what you expect your mate to do."
The rapper has reportedly made the song available for a free download at his website, GodOverMoney.com.
Bizzle's version of "Same Love," which he bills as a response to Macklemore's hit song by the same name, dives into numerous tried-and-true antigay tropes.
"It angers you if I compare you to a pedophile / cause he's sick, right?" asks Bizzle. "And you're better how? / 'Man, I ain't choose this' / you think you chose that? / 'but I was born this way' / well, prove he wasn't born that / but you were never a girl / he was once nine / so at one time in his life it was just fine / what makes your laws right? / i'm not buying it / so put 'em in that same trash can you put that bible in."
Bizzle also contends that domestic partnerships gave same-sex couples equal rights "a long time ago," and notes that the "that rainbow you using is a gay pride symbol? / It represents a covenant with God if you didn't know."
In the track's spoken-word section, Bizzle sounds off about the supposedly violent LGBT activists who he believes are disrupting church services with kiss-ins, and apparently beating elderly women:
"And I never want to act like all gay people are the same, 'cause that's ignorant, but at the same time, what I won't allow you to do is paint this beautiful picture, like we don't have people from the LGBT community out here, running up in churches, disrupting services, kissing on the pulpit. Out here, attacking old ladies, throwing crosses down and stomping 'em, violently assaulting people. So don't take my most aggressive lines that you know are to that group and try to apply it to the friendliest, lovingest gay person. 'Cause that's not the case."
Listen to the full track below.