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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.'"

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oh ok, I thought this chick

oh ok, I thought this chick was a dude. she need to sit her punk ass down
Anonymous's picture

A broke One at that SEE - SMH

A broke One at that SEE - SMH
SQUEAKY CLEAN's picture

America is like 6% gay or

America is like 6% gay or something minuscule like that but they act like they rule the whole world.
Anonymous ATLien's picture

Black Americans are only 13

Black Americans are only 13 percent of the population, but they act like they rule the whole world.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

Seems like to me someone just

Seems like to me someone just wants a little limelight & attention. If I were Alicia Keys, i wouldn't even respond.
Melody's picture

How many of y'all went and

How many of y'all went and watched the "Cocaine" video? Not ME? and I never will thanks to this attention seeking Lloyd look-a-like
Sarah's picture

I did and they had the drug

I did and they had the drug reaction all wrong. . . .that person acted as if they were on heroin not cocaine. She does have a nice sound overall. . . .if you can get over her arrogance, then a person may actually enjoy what she' s putting out. Again, I have to say, her sound is nice but the video shows they don't know the drug culture but that's a good thing. Much luck with her career. . . .
Anonymous's picture

leave alicia keys alone

leave alicia keys alone
Anonymous's picture

I understand Missy Elliot and

I understand Missy Elliot and Queen Latifah are on the DL.. but damn, Alicia Keys??... that shocked me... that's how rumours start.
jayde 's picture

I wasn't that shocked to hear

I wasn't that shocked to hear about Alicia Keys. There was always something " Butch" about her that I just couldn't put my finger on. This lesbian just confirmed my suspicions.
Really's picture

First of all why do gays feel

First of all why do gays feel that they have the righ to out other people? people come out when they choose too and if they choose not too, its nobodies business, this b*tch needs to get a life, I wish that people would stop trying to use the names of others to progress their careers or to get attention, if you have talent, your talent will speak for itself. I dont know about any of these peoples sexual preference I dont know if Missy is Gay or not and I certainly do not believe that Alicia Keys is and Queen I think that she is and she is just not broadcasting it, but why do you need anyone to clear the way for you, you clear the way and if you want to you clear it for others, but stop trying to call out others for attention. Just trifling, she might be a dyke but she is still a b*tch because this is a b*tch interview and a b*tch move. SMDH!!
Anonymous's picture

Will forward your message to

Will forward your message to your pastor. *Side Eye*
Anonymous's picture

Why do you need role models

Why do you need role models if your life style is right and natural?
Jolie's picture

Most of you homophobes or

Most of you homophobes or anti-gay folks or whatever you want to call yourselves are a bunch of hypocritical, lying, cheating, fornicating, uneducated and ignorant fools. What have you done for the black community lately? How many kids do you tutor? How many homeless people do you feed? You are sitting here worrying about procreation and what God thinks and all other forms of nonsense, but what are you doing NOW on planet earth to make lives better for the people who already live here. If you spent a fraction of the time you spend judging, ridiculing and debasing LGBT people on something productive, the world would be a much better place. You guys need to get off of your self-righteous high horses. Most of you are a bunch of presumptuous, arrogant assholes who perform all kinds of unnatural sex acts on men you aren't married to tonight. This bitch below wants to tell me how much compassion she has for my inner turmoil. Bitch please. Take your compassion and shove it up your self-righteous asshole. Please and thanks.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

smh... and that's why yall

smh... and that's why yall are begging for acceptance because you all become so angry and irrational. At first, I understood where you were coming from until you made this second rant. BTW- I was not the one who orignially responded to your posts, I just read them. Instead of directing your thoughts towards the person who made you upset, you are now targeting everyone who has a differing opinion than you and making alot of assumptions about people who you don't know and don't know you. For what? You have to understand that people are going to feel how they feel. All we can do is meet in the middle somewhere and co-exist but it doesn't have to be hostile. SHEESH!
Anonymous's picture

I can be angry and irrational

I can be angry and irrational all day long. That's my choice. I have a lot of reason to be angry. You don't know my story. You don't know my struggles and you probably never will. So yes, I am sick and tired of having to prove my humanity to people. I am sick and tired of having to listen to and read all kinds of derogatory and negative comments. There is nothing wrong with me and I am sick of people who don't know me saying shit about my choices and my life. And yes, I am tired of constant rejection (especially from the black community). I am not going to be fucking polite anymore. I have tried that route for too many damn years. I am sick and tired of it and yes I am going to call these hypocrites the fuck out. Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house. *And what's funny is that you don't call out any of the people who have made negative or vitriolic comments towards the gay community. You choose to call me out. Lol. Only heterosexuals who are homophobic are allowed to rant and call people names. You can sit down too. Thanks.
Stopthemadnessso's picture

I have no interest in who you

I have no interest in who you sleep with nor am I interested in hearing about it. It would be in poor taste for me to openly discuss my sexual exploits, choices, partners and getting angry when people tell me they are not interested it is in poor taste for you to shove your sexual activity down my throat. You may sleep with and love whomever you choose but you will NOT force me into what essentially amounts to (psychological) group sex.
Anonymous's picture

I have no interest in who you

I have no interest in who you sleep with nor am I interested in hearing about it. It would be in poor taste for me to openly discuss my sexual exploits, choices, partners and getting angry when people tell me they are not interested it is in poor taste for you to shove your sexual activity down my throat. You may sleep with and love whomever you choose but you will NOT force me into what essentially amounts to (psychological) group sex.
Anonymous's picture

well girlfriend (no pun

well girlfriend (no pun intended) do you! Go ahead and be mad and irrational all day long. I don't know how old you are but I hope you have one hell of a health insurance plan because you are going to need medication to keep your blood pressure down because you are not chaning anyones' opinion about anything. You sure aint changing mine. Go ahead and battle the world. See ya.
Anonymous's picture

That's the thing, I don't

That's the thing, I don't want to or need to change anyone's opinion. LOL. Why the fuck do I need your approval? Who are you? Why do I need to change your mind? That's what I honestly have come to realize. I just don't give two shits about what people think. I know I am a good person. A giving person. A kind person. A loving person. Who I choose to sleep with has no bearing on any of my qualities as a human being. And frankly, I am a more giving, kind, and loving person than many people who claim to be heterosexual.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

well you are the one on here

well you are the one on here talking about how folks rejected you.... your the one trying to convince people that there is nothing wrong with you and that you are a kind loving person. I'm not doing that. That's all you. Obviously you want acceptance and you care about other people's opinion. I just think you need to relax. That's all.
Anonymous's picture

According to gay people like

According to gay people like her, everybody is GAY, it never ends.
WhiteLatina's picture

I know Missy is gay. She came

I know Missy is gay. She came into a restaurant where I worked and hit on one of my waitress friends. Took her out on the town a few times in NYC before it faded out.... Queen we've seen the pics... but why continue to spread rumors about Alicia when there is no proof??
Anonymous's picture

We all know Queen is gay,

We all know Queen is gay, we've seen pictures of her w/ her ex-girlfriend, so she's not really hiding anything, she's just doesn't shout it from the rooftops because she's one of the celebs who chose to keep their personal lives private. As for Alicia, people said that when she first came out b/c she was such a tomboy, but she's clarified that she is not gay, and there has never been any rumor of any woman saying they were with her, or pictures or anything else to suggest she was gay. Also, in this day and age, being gay is a lot more acceptable, so it wouldn't make sense that Alicia would go through all that she has to be with Swizz, being called a whore and a homewrecker, just to cover up being gay. I think it's very ignorant of this person (who I've never heard of), to take it upon themselves to declare who is gay and who isn't, and they just come off as an attention whore, trying to stir up controversy to get attention for their irrelevant selves by going after actual celebrities.
Anonymous's picture

I agree with you 100%

I agree with you 100% @Anonymous 3:19 pm Syd the Kid is just trying to make a name for herself and she is doing it the wrong way. I think she will really offend her own kind by this behavior. I'm not supporting her or her AGENDA. Alicia Keys is a beautiful woman and her music sings the song of STRAIGHT women not Gay women. Alicia has always spoken to me as a young lady and the struggle we have with love and just being a woman. I don't think a gay woman would have that perspective. And the joy Alicia has being a wife and a mother can't be denied. We can't jude people just by assumptions. So what if Alicia was a little tom boyish. No person in this room knows her sexuality but her and she said she is not gay and I believe her 100%. As for the Queen. I'm all for her not pushing her sexuality down our throats. What she does on her time is her business. I have more respect for Dana than I ever will for Syd.
Furious Digitari's picture

Can someone please explain to

Can someone please explain to me how gay people push their sexuality down everyone's throat? How is it that I can't turn on the radio without hearing heterosexuals talking about sex, I can't watch a tv show without seeing heterosexuals in relationships, I can't walk down the street without seeing heterosexuals showing affection to their loved ones, but no one accuses heterosexuals of pushing their sexuality down anyone's throat. Lol. So I guess lgbt folks are second-class humans and shouldn't have the same right to talk about their loved ones or show affection to their loved ones because it makes some people uncomfortable. You guys are so twisted and backwards. And most of you are on the wrong side of history when it comes to these issues.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

@Stopthemadnesss I have no

@Stopthemadnesss I have no problem with you or gay people. I pray for you. You are not living according to NATURE'S way. It's in the BIBLE. One time I was walking with my friends in Soho...just shopping and these two black gay males started deep kissing right in front of everyone in the middle of the walkway. It was so offensive. They did it on purpose and that is shoving it down our throats. This is not what GOD wanted for them. It's a sin. God wanted men and women to procreate and love each other. It's not my view but THE VIEW. I will never support violence against gays and I support equal rights for gays...just not GAY MARRIAGE. Even Obama does not support that. And some gays have an Agenda...like this "Princess Boy" nonsense and teaching kids...boys to dress as girls and girls to dress as boys...in SCHOOL! We have to be very careful because these are very dangerous things. Society has enough issues as it is we don't need to promote immoral behavior.
Furious Digitari's picture

You do realize that

You do realize that the"Princess Boy" is being raised by a heterosexual parents. He comes from a heterosexual two-parent household. So, what does that have to do with the gay community? No gay person I know is teaching children to cross-dress. When have you ever heard of a gay person teaching kids to cross-dress. I mean where do you get this crap? I have nieces and nephews and kids that I mentor and I have never bought them clothing of the opposite sex. So, I am just confused as to the point that you are trying to make.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

Uhm to answer ur question

Uhm to answer ur question because its normal to be heterosexual thats y u c it everywhere. It is abnormal and weird to be gay that is y it is not common. Two women ebing together goes against everything that is natural as far as biology goes. That is only common sense and if u dont get that then u have more problems than just being gay!
Anonymous's picture

You clearly don't get the

You clearly don't get the point that I am trying to make. Me holding my girlfriend's hand as I walk down the street is not me shoving my sexuality down anyone's throat. That is me showing the person I love and care for affection. We are not on some mission to offend or make anyone uncomfortable. If you are uncomfortable, then that is your problem. If a man and a woman start making out in public, is that them shoving heterosexuality down everyone's throat, or is it two people doing the most in public. Anytime a gay person does something, it doesn't mean that there is an agenda attached to it. We are just living.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

Have you read all the shyt

Have you read all the shyt they like to talk about Rihanna being too sexual? Shyt, people are scared of anyone who shows they have some kind of sexuality in their life, be it heteorosexual or homosexual. It's a bunch of frigid and flaccid fukkers out here. . . . . . probably mad because they can't get none.
Anonymous's picture

I agree with your general

I agree with your general sentiment. But I rarely hear the same kind of outrage directed at heterosexuals when they display affection to one another as is directed towards gay people. We are spit on for holding hands...I dare you to find examples of that happening to heterosexuals couples.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

If you notice, the main ones

If you notice, the main ones shouting they hate this and hate that are probably the main ones wishing they were doing something or trying to hide something. I'm a hetero and have absolutely no problem with anyone. I find that the people who are steady trying to judge other people have got internal problems. I can't see how someone else's personal life can have such a profound affect on their lives to be flapping off at the mouth, protesting against, etc. When people die and know they truth, they will be amazingly surprised. God made you the way you are so who are we to even understand his infinite mind. People's minds are so small, they can't begin to understand what God wants or what he meant. Do you thing, Miss--gay or not--as long as you are fine with you and make the of your journey on this Earth, that's all that matters.
Anonymous's picture

I can explain. Everytime you

I can explain. Everytime you turn on CNN and news media outlet, they are talking about gay marriage. United Bentton Colors anti-hate compaign. Every show on television has couples. Straight men getting hit on my gay males all the time. Straight women getting hit on by gay women all the time. Transgendered people intentionally fooling straight people into thinking they are members of the opposite sex. The world calling people who were born men, "women" and vice verse. You don't agree with the lifestyle, you are labelled a homophobe. Men living on the DL and fooling straight women. I can go on. It is everywhere.
Anonymous's picture

And heterosexuality isn't

And heterosexuality isn't everywhere? You sound ridiculous. Are you honestly going to argue that heterosexuality is not more prevalent and visible in our society? You sound just like a racist white person who goes around saying that they are tired of seeing black people everywhere. And seriously, how many straight men and women can honestly say they have been hit on by a gay person. And so what if they hit on you? Does the world crumble? Are you suddenly turned gay? Are you guys that weak that it bothers you that much. I am a gay woman who gets hit on by men all the time. I don't get pissed off about it nor am I offended by it. Who cares. YOU ARE A HOMOPHOBE. OWN IT.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

Do u think i care if u call

Do u think i care if u call me homophobe? I don't, lol. Heterosexualty is NORMAL. And that is something else to add to the list: yall keep trying to make people believe that gay is normal and it isn't. And btw, there r more blacks and ppl of color in the world than whites so your analogy failed no comparison. A nd that can also be added to the list: gay folks always try to compare the gay movement to the black movement.
Anonymous's picture

Do u think i care if u call

Do u think i care if u call me homophobe? I don't, lol. Heterosexualty is NORMAL. And that is something else to add to the list: yall keep trying to make people believe that gay is normal and it isn't. And btw, there r more blacks and ppl of color in the world than whites so your analogy failed no comparison. A nd that can also be added to the list: gay folks always try to compare the gay movement to the black movement.
Anonymous's picture

Do u think i care if u call

Do u think i care if u call me homophobe? I don't, lol. Heterosexualty is NORMAL. And that is something else to add to the list: yall keep trying to make people believe that gay is normal and it isn't.
Anonymous's picture

Honey. of course you don't

Honey. of course you don't care if you are called a homophobe. I just told you to own it. And, to you heterosexuality is normal. To me it isn't. To white people, white culture is normal. To me, it isn't. To you Christianity is normal. To other people it isn't. Normal is relative.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

Is christianity normal to

Is christianity normal to you?
Anonymous's picture

To be honest, I could care

To be honest, I could care less about judging and assessing what is normal and what isn't. As I said, "normal" is relative. I grew up in a religious household and I went to church on a regular basis, so it is familiar to me.
Stopthemadnesss's picture

AMEN!

AMEN!
Anonymous's picture

being married and having a

being married and having a child does not mean u cant be gay but who knows
Anonymous's picture

This comment is very true.

This comment is very true. There are men who got married and reproduced because they felt they were "supposed to" but really were gay...came out later. Not saying this applies to Ms. Keys, but it's not a make believe issue.
Anonymous's picture

Geez Syd, outing folks is not

Geez Syd, outing folks is not cool. Speculating about someone's sexuality isn't right. She should be the role model she coveted growing up without. It's shame the black community makes it particularly hard for one to be who they are.
Ashley's picture

People's sexual orientation

People's sexual orientation is their business. You don't know what people like officially until those lights go out at the location that their in. If a person wants to live their life with a man or a woman is truly their business. They don't have to discuss these things in public to satisfy a viewer. I also agree with the person who made the very valid point about procreation. It's very important and the more we move away from it the closer we are to becoming an extinct species.
KnowledgeTruth's picture

For her to be in the

For her to be in the "community" she certainly didn't have a problem "outting" people..I thought that was HUGE "NO NO" with the LGBT community?
Anonymous's picture

A lot of people (like Alicia)

A lot of people (like Alicia) try the other side and decide they prefer being straight or love the opposite sex more, that's their choice and just because she and Queen Latifah choose to divulge the details of their sexual preference only to their friends and loved ones instead of the whole world is THEIR BUSINESS. Different strokes for different folks: being out of the closet isn't always liberating, for some it's stressful and traumatizing. SO BE IT.
hellogoodbye's picture

So tired of this agenda being

So tired of this agenda being pushed down everyone's throat I do not hate anybody and I actually have a great deal of compassion for homosexuals because of the inner turmoil that comes with being something that is so unnatural. However we must realize that this push towards desensitizing this generation about homosexuality and making it "normal" is a plan of the devil sorry folks but it is. How can mankind continue on if nobody is procreating? God gave us the ability to procreate because we are his best creation made in his image we have a purpose here on earth and it's to serve him period. Anything that takes your focus away from God and his purpose for your life is a sin (homosexuality, gluttony, pornography, prostitution, stripping, cursing, stealing, greed, malice..list goes on and on) They are all sin. Bottom line She was wrong for calling other people something they haven't even called themselves and even more wrong for pushing this mindset even more on young people. God have mercy!!
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