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Rapper YG Renounces Homophobic Views of Past

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The 29-year-old rapper was friends with the late Nipsey Hussle, who once tweeted about his problems with the gay "agenda."

Rapper YG started the decade by declaring himself a new LGBTQ ally.

The 29-year-old "Toot It and Boot It" performer kicked off the new year with a tweet renouncing old homophobic views.

"It's been brought to my attention that my old views on life was ignorant," he wrote. "i apologize to the LGBTQ kommunity for ever komin across like i was anything but respectful and accepting. Live. Love. Ya Life. Gang!"

Notably, the tweet comes after a public relationship between YG and bisexual performer Kehlani.

YG hasn't been engaged in any particular scandal about homophobia, though plenty of people he worked closely with have gotten into trouble for stating beefs with LGBTQ people.

Megan Thee Stallion last year issued a public apology for old tweets where she used the word "faggot" as an insult. After a 2011 tweet went viral, she wrote on Twitter that such language was no longer part of her vocabulary, as reported by XXL.

"I've already apologized for tweets that obviously do not represent my views now. I don't do nothing but show love to everyone so just stop," she wrote.

YG and Megan Thee Stallion toured together last year.

And the late Nipsey Hussle generated outrage in 2018 over an Instagram post, screen-capped on Fader, that demeaned gay men. Hussle responded by complaining of a gay "agenda" on Twitter.

YG counted Hussle collaborated as well, and in April YG revealed the two were working on album together before Hussle's shooting death, according to Spin.

Shortly after YG's tweet renouncing past homophobic views, he also posted a tweet remembering his dead friend, saying, "Hussie I miss you foo."

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