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Rapper J. Cole's Provocative Use Of The Word "Faggot"

Hmm...rapper J.Cole drops "faggot" (and pretty graphic description of gay sex) into his song "Villuminati" numerous times, but according to him it's not for the reasons that you think. 

In "Villuminati" song, he raps: 

"My verbal AK slay faggots 

OK, faggot?

Don't be so sensitive

If you want to get fucked in the ass

That's between you and whoever else's dick it is

Pause, maybe that line was too far

Just a little joke to show how homophobic you are

And who can blame ya?"

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So what's the intent behind this? J. Cole provides an official statement to HuffPo, explaining:

"There will soon come a day when people in general, and rap artists specifically, are going to have to answer for their past usage of the word 'faggot,' much like the Grandfathers who are ashamed that they used the word 'nigger' as kids. At a time when public acceptance of gay rights is soaring (rightfully), hip-hop culture and general are still battling with homophobia (not excluding myself). Rather than run from it I chose to attack it playfully. Those lyrics are meant to make everyone uncomfortable for the sake of this very conversation."

So does J.Cole's apparent end justify the means? 

What's your take on his attempt to spark conversation via his lyricism?

 

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