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WHOA: Odd Future's Syd the Kyd Talks Being A Lesbian, Says Alicia Keys & Queen Latifah Should COME OUT OF THE CLOSET

Odd Future isn't known for holding their toungue.  The talented musical group made up of umpteen members who sing, rap, dance, produce--notably Frank Ocean and Tyler The Creator--has gotten into plenty of trouble for saying whatever they want. 

 

Now another member, Syd the Kyd, says she would have wanted Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys as her role models while she navigated growing up a lesbian.  Her words inside...

 

 

The lone female of Odd Future, singer/DJ Syd the Kid, is about to set it off.  For one, she's creating a duo called The Internet with another member of the group--Matt Martians.  

And in a new interview with LA Weekly, she is opening up about her lesbianism. She also says she wishes Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, and Alicia Keys would have come out of the closet to be a role model for her.

On the lack of out-of-the-closet gay urban artists:
Syd: "There's Alicia Keys, who's married to Swizz Beats - we know that shit ain't real. You got Queen Latifah kissing Common in movies. Missy Elliott saying she don't wanna hang with bitches. You know she loves her some bitches."

On coming out via The Internet's "Cocaine" video:
Syd: "I decided to do it because I wish I had someone like that [an openly gay female artist] while I was coming up. People write on my Tumblr just thanking me for making the video, saying that I really inspire them, and they want to be like me. But I wasn't always this way, this comfortable with myself, and I remember what that was like. So I figure, fuck it. Everyday people aren't given this opportunity and I realize that. And I didn't at first. I thought I was just lucky to be along for the ride."

On homosexuality in the media:
Syd: "We didn't make the video to make a statement about Odd Future and homophobia. It was to showcase a song by the Internet. But over the years I've come across so many dyke singers, dyke rappers, people with real heart and passion, and it's a shame that not one of them has made it. And I get it, the world is just now starting to become open about homosexuality. I can't really say I've contributed to that, and I'm grateful to the people who have set a path for me to be who I am today. And I guess in that sense I want to return the favor."

On getting asked that question:
Syd: "I put myself out there because I'm sick of people asking. I've been asked it so many times. It's annoying, it's like, you can't answer that yourself? And awkward because it's not like they're going up to the other guys in the group and asking if they're straight. Now I don't have to answer that question outright. Because I don't want to. It's not that I'm not proud of who I am.  Do I look straight to you? Shit, you got your answer -- go watch 'Cocaine.'"

Oh....

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QUESTION: Do butch lesbians like getting ate out? I always wondered that. Can someone PLEEEAAASEE answer this for me?
Anonymous2's picture

no

no
Anonymous's picture

some do, some don't. it all

some do, some don't. it all depends on the person, everyone is different.
Candace's picture

Her comments are so ignorant

Her comments are so ignorant regarding celebrities...1st of all every1 knos QL is gay...every1 knew her girlfriend...she came out about that a long time ago...as far as alicia keys is concerned she is NOT gay...she was just more of a tomboy...nobody said that shit about ciara when she 1st came out or even when aaliyah 1st came out...everytime some1 is a little rough around the edges or has a tomboyish attitude, they have 2 b gay...b4 alicia keys was dating swizz, she was in a long time relationship with krucial...he was her biz partner and her man...ppl use 2 think I was gay back when I was 18 bcuz I use 2 wear baggy clothes and trust me, I'M NOT!! Alicia has exposed everything about her life...how she grew up, where she grew up and how she became a musician...if u watch the mini film she put 2gether on her re-release of SIAM u will learn about her struggle...u can't assume someone is gay becuz they have a certain style or move a certain way...when chicks rockin du-rags and got they pants saggin then yeah its safe 2 assume or if u c them holding hands or making out with a chick then probably...
;-Dee's picture

First off let me say I don't

First off let me say I don't hate people in the gay lifestyle but like someone else I TOTALLY don't support it either. If she was smart she'd stop flaunting her lifestyle in people's face and keep it toned down like Latifah and others instead of trying to call people out.
Ha! please!'s picture

Alica keys is DIKE

Alica keys is DIKE muthafucka.
Anonymous's picture

Alica keys is DIKE

Alica keys is DIKE muthafucka.
Anonymous's picture

Who is this?

Who is this?
Popeater's picture

I think she has a point,

I think she has a point, she's just saying it wrong. The same way that just about every black person felt that by Barack Obama becoming president it would help the overall self-esteem of young black youth. Think about it... sometimes, growing up, you need to see someone who looks like you that's successful before it actually clicks that you can be successful too. I don't agree with her outing other celebrities with no proof other than her personal opinion, but I do understand the point she is trying to make.
Candace's picture

Very well said. I don't agree

Very well said. I don't agree with her outing celebs either, no matter how obviously gay they may be. Sometimes people have to live "in the closet" due to fear of losing jobs or family. This is especially true in the Black community. And I personally, have had to deal with this and it is NO walk in the park. But some people have to keep quiet for survival..
IamCarmenS's picture

Thanks! I've had to deal with

Thanks! I've had to deal with it too, unfortunately.
Candace's picture

My thing is. . .I have

My thing is. . .I have absolutely no problem whether or not a person is straight or gay, I have a problem with assumptions. If you accuse a person of something and it's not based in fact, then that's where my problem comes in. She could have said Alicia Keys was fukking five MEN and I still would have had a problem with what she said because she is stating something as if it was a fact when it's speculation. Keys already addressed this so why does she still want to call her gay. It gets stupid after a point.
Anonymous's picture

Why are people always trying

Why are people always trying to yank someone else out of the closet? Or Determine if someone really gave birth? Or determine who is really married? Or what the real hair color is or the whole list of stuff that is not your business???? When someone decides to sing, dance, act, politic whatever; that does not mean you have to know personal stuff. You don't get to determine how to use me. I give you want I want. That's ALL Dang!
Anonymous's picture

Missy and Queen don't deny

Missy and Queen don't deny it, they just don't flaunt it. They don't have to. Alicia on the other hand...just stop living the lie already! Geesh.
Anonymous's picture

If Keys really was a lesbian,

If Keys really was a lesbian, do you really tihnk she would even tolerate the touch of a man on a regular basis? I mean, if a person is gay, doesn't being with a person of the opposite sex feel like a MAJOR turn off for them just like a straight person being with the person of the the same saex. If that is the case, why would Alicia MARRY a MAN? It doesn't make sense. . . . .
Anonymous's picture

it makes sense if she's

it makes sense if she's bisexual. angelina jolie was married to man and doesn't hide the fact that she like women too. There ya go.
Anonymous 's picture

Bisexual and gay are two

Bisexual and gay are two different things, dumbazz. . . . if you are gay like she is saying Keys is--YOU CAN NOT TOLERATE THE TOUCH OF A MAN IF YOU ARE A GAY WOMAN. . .bytch, talk about what you know and not heard. that's the problem with this chick--she is talking like she know something and she DON'T.
Anonymous's picture

on that note, you can eat my

on that note, you can eat my cunt!
Anonymous 's picture

Why would need someone to

Why would need someone to openly admit that they are gay for you to have a role model? Queen Latifah and Missy don't owe you sh*t. Leave A. Keys alone. She's happily(I hope) married and living her life. So is Missy and Queen Latifah. Their talent is what got them to where they are now, not their personal lives. Just focus on yours. Stupid azz!
burito9245's picture

*someone need*

*someone need*
burito9245's picture

Syd looks a little like Chef

Syd looks a little like Chef Roble'....lighten up folks.
Anonymous's picture

There are openly lesbian

There are openly lesbian artist that she could have looked up to. Michelle Ndegeocello and Tracy Chapman. They are great artist and have a similar sound to Syd's group, Internet. Just trying to be messy and create a buzz. PR 101. Butch, bye!
Anonymous's picture

Its ok. We love gays and

Its ok. We love gays and lesbians. I was almost a lesbian, but Rihanna likes boys so I like boys. (for now)
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lmao!!!

lmao!!!
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Anonymous's picture

I just learned Syd is a girl.

I just learned Syd is a girl. #Surprise!
CaramelDimples's picture

Regardless of her comments IM

Regardless of her comments IM A FAN OF ODD FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the young rebels!!!
LILYLOVELY825's picture

Oh shit! I always thought

Oh shit! I always thought Alicia Keys was a lesbo. She kept her life private for so long, but when she got with Swizz, they were selling there wedding pictures to tabloids.
Bbop212's picture

Heavenly Father forgive us

Heavenly Father forgive us for our sins. Where are the Christian black men and women? WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK MEN AND WOMEN GAY?? WHY DOES BLACK FEMALE MAKE UP ALL NEW CASES OF AIDS AND HIV?? WHAT'S WRONG WITH BLACK PEOPLE????
Anonymous's picture

Why would say something like

Why would say something like that? If Alicia, Queen Latifah, and Missy don't want to say anything THEY DON"T HAVE TO. Just because you're openly gay doesn't mean other people want to be. That Alicia Keys comment was IGNORANT.
Bri's picture

Exactly! What a way to make

Exactly! What a way to make a name for yourself. . . put those on blast that could be in a real position to help you. I've never heard of her and I see why.
Anonymous's picture

Seeing that Latifah has

Seeing that Latifah has already come out (publicly at that). I doubt Syd has her facts right (especially regarding Alicia Keys). Besides it these women's prerogatives if they want to come out or not.
Ur wish 's picture

Uh oh.

Uh oh.
Anonymous's picture

There are openly lesbian

There are openly lesbian artist that she could have looked up to. Michelle Ndegeocello and Tracy Chapman. They are great artist and have a similar sound to Syd's group, Internet. Just trying to be messy and create a buzz. PR 101. Butch, bye!
Anonymous's picture

Maybe these ladies are not

Maybe these ladies are not lesbians? She needs to shut her mouth and look at God for a role model.
GOALDIGGER2012's picture

HELLO!!!! She needs to have

HELLO!!!! She needs to have several seats!
Anonymous's picture

There are openly lesbian

There are openly lesbian artist that she could have looked up to. Michelle Ndegeocello and Tracy Chapman. They are great artist and have a similar sound to Syd's group, Internet. Just trying to be messy and create a buzz. PR 101. Butch, bye!
Anonymous's picture

Seeing that Latifah has

Seeing that Latifah has already come out (publicly at that). I doubt Syd has her facts right (especially regarding Alicia Keys). Besides it these women's prerogatives if they want to come out or not.
Ur wish 's picture

Maybe these ladies are not

Maybe these ladies are not lesbians? She needs to shut her mouth and look at God for a role model.
GOALDIGGER2012's picture

MESSY!

MESSY!
Anonymous's picture

Black women have official

Black women have official LOST IT!!!!!!WTF IS THIS SHIT??? The Lesbian and Feminist Agenda is in full effect
LetsGetIt's picture

I have to agree with you. I

I have to agree with you. I do not support the gay agenda. NOT at all. FYI... Feminist are not gay.....
Furious Digitari's picture

You just mad cuz she called

You just mad cuz she called Alicia out. What is Frank Ocean going to think about this?
Anonymous2's picture

I LOVE LOVE LOVE FRANK

I LOVE LOVE LOVE FRANK OCEAN!!!!! So much better than ANY singer out right now. Alicia Keys is NOT GAY! NOT IN A MILLION YEARS! WOW you hate her that much you want to destroy her name? I really don't understand people like you....NOT at all. Alicia is a MOTHER and a WIFE she is not GAY!
Furious Digitari's picture

Wives and mothers can be gay.

Wives and mothers can be gay. You aint know? They dont ban gay ppl from getting married and having kids.
Anonymous2's picture

@Anonymous2 2:10 pm - Sure

@Anonymous2 2:10 pm - Sure they can be. But Alicia is NOT. She is a WIFE and she loves SWIZZ. She is not GAY. PERIOD!
Furious Digitari's picture

Whoa is and understatement. I

Whoa is and understatement. I 4sho am not in the least a *hater* but she on point about A.K. maybe five years ago if anyone remembers when Christina Aguilar was about to come out with one of those albums...4got name tho..there was a special following her thru the recording process and one song A.k. wrote so she came in the studio...n her whole demeanor and vibe screamed gay gay gay!!! That gurl Gay n she is the MAN too...I on the other hand don't believe her and swiss is fake...I think they together fo real. She just like chicks too but hopefully and probally she decided that lifestlye leads to no where and she turn from her wicked ways and was forgiven. I belive in absolute redemption. ***
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