An Open Letter to 50 Cent

October 15, 2009 at 6:38 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

the new Queerspawn ambassador

the new Queerspawn ambassador

This is not the first time I have been inclined to write you on this particular subject. Your lyric “Coming up I was confused, My mama kissin’ a girl” tipped me off ages ago. You are one of us. You are Queerspawn, sir. My viewing last night of VH1’s Behind the Music, about you, confirmed my beliefs. In their documentary, I saw pictures of the woman who bore you and she is wearing men’s clothes in most of them. She looked rather butch to me, man, and last time I checked, in the seventies the butch/femme dynamic was a lot more ubiquitous in the gay community. I am forced to piece things together, based on assumptions, because you have not publicly acknowledged your connection to the gay community. Rather the opposite. I had to laugh, however, when your comments about Kanye and Lady Gaga’s tour being ” The Gay Tour” were taken as homophobic. First off, you were right and secondly perhaps you feel an unusual comfort in using that term since you were raised by a dyke. Lord knows I have to watch what I say as a straight woman, lest people be offended when I talk about dykes and lezzies. I forget sometimes that I am seen as an outsider to my own community. Is it the same for you? I have so many questions thanks to VH1’s proffered glimpse into your upbringing. Was she out? I know you were mostly raised by your grandparents, how did they feel about her sexuality? Why aren’t you the most awesome spokesperson ever for our community? Step up to the plate dude ! I’m no sure this will ever make it to you but my little brother would love another tough guy to commiserate with, so I had to try…

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3 Comments

  1. Megan Coleman said,

    Kelen I would just like to say that I really liked your letter and I totally agree that he should step up and be proud!

  2. jennie liu said,

    how can we get this to him?

    mmm…. i know someone that knows kanye… maybe kanye knows 50?

    • kkaiser49 said,

      um yeah- i’m sure they know each other- if you have the hook-up…holla girl….although i’m not sure they are friendly per se’….

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