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Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar’s Controversial New Song, ‘Auntie,’ 

Kendrick Lamar’s new song “Auntie Diaries,” which has musings on a transgender relative, has sparked a social media debate.

Lamar, 34, raps openly about his own homophobia as a child and how it affected his acceptance of a family member’s transition on the single off his recently released album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

However, in narrating the narrative, the musician uses a homophobic slur and frequently misgenders his relative, referring to him by his birth name—or, as trans people call it, his “deadname.”

Excerpts of the lyrics shared online include: “Back when it was comedic relief to say ‘f*****’ / F*****, f*****, f, we ain’t know no better / Elementary kids with no filter however / My auntie became a man and I took pride in it / She wasn’t gay, she ate p****, and that was the difference.”

Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar's Controversial New Song, 'Auntie,' 

Adrie Rose, a freelance writer and photojournalist, shared the excerpt on Twitter on Friday morning, along with a screenshot of the homophobic insult.

“Please explain what tf he was thinking,” author Gabrielle Alexa Noel commented in response to the story, adding a sobbing emoji.

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Here’s the Tweet by maybe: adrie rose

“Kendrick fr addressed trans rights in the worst possible way,” one person commented.

“All jokes aside, I don’t even think it’s a coincidence that in this post-pac neocolonial epoch, what constitutes as ‘conscience rap’ has become increasingly inauthentic, conservative, and reactionary in its social commentary and content,” another said when discussing the direction of hip-hop since Tupac’s death.

There was, however, a strong outpouring of support for Lamar, with many claiming that his words and storytelling had been taken out of context.

Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar's Controversial New Song, 'Auntie,' 

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One fan tweeted, “We are not about to ‘cancel’ Kendrick over Auntie Diaries.” “Hip-most hop’s powerful man wrote an entire song promoting trans rights and recognizing his own homophobia. This is a step in the right way in a genre with a history of homophobia.”

Here’s the Tweet by seth

One supporter of the Grammy winner argued that the song demonstrated Lamar’s progress from his “ignorance” of the LGBTQ+ community.

They stated: “Auntie Diaries is a lovely book. Kendrick isn’t being homophobic; rather, he’s expressing his ignorance and difficulties accepting his trans auntie. He’s sharing his personal journey while also publicly expressing his support for the LGBT community.”

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Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar's Controversial New Song, 'Auntie,' 

“I can’t express how delighted I am with Auntie Diaries because it is the first song in massive support of the trans community from a rap artist as big as Kendrick,” remarked another.

“Auntie Diaries about to have y’all outraging without context but it’s an Ode to Kendrick’s trans family member, from ignorance on the topic to being sorry of his own deeds,” another wrote.

Here’s the Tweet by Valter

When Lamar sat down for an interview on Eminem’s Sirius XM radio show Shade 45 in 2012, he talked homophobia.

Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar's Controversial New Song, 'Auntie,' 

According to Complex, he told DJ Drama: “Man, you know it’s insane. I don’t give a damn if folks do what they have to do. That’s your way of life; get what I’m saying?

“And people will be their own individuals with their own worlds, which I cannot dismiss. I am a follower of Jesus… I can’t fault you for not believing in Jesus; you have your own principles and beliefs.

“If you were gay, I couldn’t change the way you were born. And there’s nothing I can do about that, so do what you have to do to be happy.”

DAMN., Lamar’s last album, which featured Rihanna and U2 as collaborators, earned numerous prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2018. The music video for “HUMBLE.” has over 850 million views and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 2017.

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Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar’s Controversial New Song, ‘Auntie,’ 

Kendrick Lamar’s new song “Auntie Diaries,” which has musings on a transgender relative, has sparked a social media debate.

Lamar, 34, raps openly about his own homophobia as a child and how it affected his acceptance of a family member’s transition on the single off his recently released album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

However, in narrating the narrative, the musician uses a homophobic slur and frequently misgenders his relative, referring to him by his birth name—or, as trans people call it, his “deadname.”

Excerpts of the lyrics shared online include: “Back when it was comedic relief to say ‘f*****’ / F*****, f*****, f, we ain’t know no better / Elementary kids with no filter however / My auntie became a man and I took pride in it / She wasn’t gay, she ate p****, and that was the difference.”

Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar's Controversial New Song, 'Auntie,' 

Adrie Rose, a freelance writer and photojournalist, shared the excerpt on Twitter on Friday morning, along with a screenshot of the homophobic insult.

“Please explain what tf he was thinking,” author Gabrielle Alexa Noel commented in response to the story, adding a sobbing emoji.

ALSO READ: There Is A Story Behind Ellen DeGeneres’s Climb To Fame And Subsequent Decline 

Here’s the Tweet by maybe: adrie rose

“Kendrick fr addressed trans rights in the worst possible way,” one person commented.

“All jokes aside, I don’t even think it’s a coincidence that in this post-pac neocolonial epoch, what constitutes as ‘conscience rap’ has become increasingly inauthentic, conservative, and reactionary in its social commentary and content,” another said when discussing the direction of hip-hop since Tupac’s death.

There was, however, a strong outpouring of support for Lamar, with many claiming that his words and storytelling had been taken out of context.

Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar's Controversial New Song, 'Auntie,' 

ALSO READ: Customers waiting for refunds should expect “action” from Tony Robbins

One fan tweeted, “We are not about to ‘cancel’ Kendrick over Auntie Diaries.” “Hip-most hop’s powerful man wrote an entire song promoting trans rights and recognizing his own homophobia. This is a step in the right way in a genre with a history of homophobia.”

Here’s the Tweet by seth

One supporter of the Grammy winner argued that the song demonstrated Lamar’s progress from his “ignorance” of the LGBTQ+ community.

They stated: “Auntie Diaries is a lovely book. Kendrick isn’t being homophobic; rather, he’s expressing his ignorance and difficulties accepting his trans auntie. He’s sharing his personal journey while also publicly expressing his support for the LGBT community.”

ALSO READ: Sam Pepper Controversy: From Big Brother And Heartbreaking Pranks To A Full-Fledged Return 

Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar's Controversial New Song, 'Auntie,' 

“I can’t express how delighted I am with Auntie Diaries because it is the first song in massive support of the trans community from a rap artist as big as Kendrick,” remarked another.

“Auntie Diaries about to have y’all outraging without context but it’s an Ode to Kendrick’s trans family member, from ignorance on the topic to being sorry of his own deeds,” another wrote.

Here’s the Tweet by Valter

When Lamar sat down for an interview on Eminem’s Sirius XM radio show Shade 45 in 2012, he talked homophobia.

Fans Are Divided Over Kendrick Lamar's Controversial New Song, 'Auntie,' 

According to Complex, he told DJ Drama: “Man, you know it’s insane. I don’t give a damn if folks do what they have to do. That’s your way of life; get what I’m saying?

“And people will be their own individuals with their own worlds, which I cannot dismiss. I am a follower of Jesus… I can’t fault you for not believing in Jesus; you have your own principles and beliefs.

“If you were gay, I couldn’t change the way you were born. And there’s nothing I can do about that, so do what you have to do to be happy.”

DAMN., Lamar’s last album, which featured Rihanna and U2 as collaborators, earned numerous prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2018. The music video for “HUMBLE.” has over 850 million views and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 2017.

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