GLAAD to Honor Jay-Z Despite Anti-Gay Lyrics

Rap mogul Jay-Z and wife Beyonce will be honored by gay rights group GLAAD this month for their roles in “accelerating LGBTQ acceptance.”

GLAAD is recognizing both artists for speaking out about marriage equality nationwide and for including members of the LBGTQ community in their music videos.

This is despite the New York rapper’s long history of anti-gay slurs in his song lyrics, like this from “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”: “‘Cause faggots hate when you gettin’ money like athletes.”