Rapper Accuses Britney's "Work Bitch" Of Exploiting Gay Community
"This is not 'gay pride,' it's 'gay marketing'," says nascent gender-bending queer rapper Mykki Blanco about Britney Spears' latest, "Work Bitch." Accusing Brit Brit of exploiting gay culture to keep her career churning, Mykki puts her marketing and lyrics on blast in a Twitter tirade that has fans on both sides of the discussion talking.
"Is it just me or is every female pop star currently in a war to secure as many gay fans and gay $ as possible?" Mykki writes in the tweets that have since been deleted.
Her other tweets read [sic]:
"This shit is tacky. Work bitch? lol"
"This is not 'gay pride' it's 'gay marketing' designed to keep u fags on ecstasy blasting garbage music til 6 am"
"Forgive me father for I cannot handle the corny"
Female pop stars being accused of exploiting the gay community stretch all the way back to Madonna's co-opting of the Vogue movement in the early '90s and continue through contemporary accusations against Lady Gaga. Britney herself is no stranger to the controversy. Her last album, Femme Fatale, was slammed as nothing but a gay marketing attempt to remain relevant.
In late August, openly gay rapper Le1f blasted Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for supporting LGBT rights even though they're straight and accused the duo of plagiarizing one of his songs.
What do you think of Mykki's claims, Instincters? Is "Work Bitch" designed to exploit the gay community?