‘From Capital Pride Parade’
courtesy of ‘spiggycat’
“It’s 2010,“ and gay people “…are, like, tops, like, heads of companies,” says Wale, DC rapper after he finished chilln’ in DC AND PG the other day. In fact, he was at DC Black Pride on Sunday when he made these well intentioned yet perhaps ever-so-slightly ill-crafted statements about homophobia. He previously caught flack for pulling out (sometimes it happens) of the event, but then quickly got right back up in there (that happens too) to show that gays are…ya know…kinda normal. Below you can watch his 6 minute interview at DC Black Pride, which is very revealing…of his stance as well as the fact that a spokesperson is worth their weight in gold in this town. Let it go on the record however, he doesn’t know any gay people personally, which he states in the interview.
WCP wrote about it yesterday in a post that caused a little anger over their initially incorrect quotation, which inserted a “like” before his statement that gay people “are functioning human beings.” In other words, implying that Mr. Wale was saying gay people are like humans, only different. The mistake was corrected on the site, so I think Wale is cool with getting back to chillin’ now.
courtesy of ‘IntangibleArts’
District native Wale will be the entertainment of choice for D.C. United before their home opener this season. Saturday April 3rd, he will be the headliner for the “It Takes More Concert Series,” a series of pre-game performances designed to support local acts and to highlight various organizations in the community. At this game, the team will take on the New England Revolution and the organization to be featured is the DC chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Wale, who was first featured in the “Unsigned Hype” column of Source magazine in 2005, has recently seen much success with his debut album Attention Deficit (which is a GREAT album by the way!). He’s performed at the VMA’s and toured with Jay-Z, but is bringing it back home for a FREE concert open to the public..you don’t want to miss this one! It’s for a great cause as well. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe shelter for people all around the world, and they’re even going to be building in conjunction with D.C. United and other sponsors later this season.
The concert will start at 6 pm on the Armory Mall located on the west side of RFK Stadium, and the game will begin at 7:30 pm in the stadium.