By: AJ Niles
Lil Scrappy is a controversial star on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. He recently revealed to The Breakfast Club on 105.1 FM that the Stevie J. fight was staged by the show’s producers, and he’s rumored to have broken up with baby mama Erica to start dating Buckeye again. He also took to his Twitter account to express his critical opinions on Soulja Boy and Diamond dating. And when Lil Scrappy and Diamond were dating, he told Kandi, while appearing on her online talk show that they were kind of abusive towards one another. Now Lil Scrappy has immersed himself into another firestorm on Twitter and the internet over the holiday weekend. The Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star threw out his opinion on Frank Ocean coming out as a gay man during his interview with TMZ Live.
“I’m glad that he came out … so all the real women that love to mess with real men, straight men, we can keep the AIDS situation down, you feel me?”
“[homosexuality] is a doorway to AIDS, scientifically.”
Almost as soon as this interview aired on TMZ Live, Lil Scrappy dealt with a backlash about the comments from fans and critics alike. Most felt Lil Scrappy bashed the LGBT community without merit. However, the Center of Disease Control in Atlanta has stats that essentially back up Lil Scrappy’s claim.
According to TMZ,
There is evidence that shows men who have sex with men are at an increased risk of contracting HIV. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, men who have sex with men accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections in 2009.
Even though the evidence from the CDC is there, Lil Scrappy still had to take to his Twitter page to defend his comments.
I say wut I want an I mean wut I say I dnt care how. Take it just like u say wut the f-ck u want so I’m finna role a blunt an block the hate
I dnt have a problem wit gays I just dnt do it an i also said scientifically because its proven,we was talkin bout 1 thing not other gates
Ok yall just took the tmz sh-t wrong cus I was def not sayin that’s the only way u can get hiv I mean come on yall just wanna find a reason
An I respect all yall comments good or bad that’s just ur opinion,thanks for even giving a f-ck YA FEEL ME!!!!LOL
— Lil Scrappy (@reallilscrappy)