A Gay Plot in New Rap Video

A message from Murs: Legalize Gay

Most hip hop videos are saturated with big booties and no shortage of hetero power plays. But the new video from rapper Murs changes all that. The video for his latest single “Animal Style” tells the story of two gay teens who find a tragic end because of homophobia and bullying.

“With this one, I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex?” he wrote on YouTube recently. “And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort.”

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