British Rapper Momodou Lamin Jallow, better known professionally as J Hus has accused Europeans of “forcing LGBT onto” Africa and “weaponizing” homosexuality in a series of tweets about colonization.
The rapper began tweeting about Europe’s colonization of Africa on Monday, writing: “STOP FORCING LGBT ONTO US. Live your life I don’t care but don’t force it onto me especially when you don’t wanna recognize these black struggles.”
Following a backlash on Twitter, he added: “Trust me I ain’t homophobic. The more gay men the more women for me. If you want come kill me. I know what I’m saying.”
In another tweet, he said: “They try to force Ghana to include LGBT into their education when it’s not their culture. You can’t tell me they don’t try force it on us.”
A while later, the rapper appeared to backtrack on his comments, saying: “Okay maybe I’m wrong then. Forgive me. I don’t wanna offend anyone. From my point, I saw things differently. You can school me.”
But he then added: “To me, it looked like they was weaponizing it against us. But do your thing.”
He concluded with: “The culture I practice, we’re not familiar with these things that’s why I have a different view. I don’t hate anyone but I stand up for my culture. Don’t take no offense. Live your life happily.”
Among those to speak out against J Hus’s comments was rapper MNEK, who wrote: “Ok, so are you saying that LGBT people are exclusively white? That there’s no such thing as intersectionality? That fans of your music who are both black and LGBT, myself included, don’t understand black struggle either? I just want to be clear.”
Some fans were quick to disagree with the rapper.
Lool hmm this is where j hus might get himself into big big pepe soup if he doesn’t close his mouth https://t.co/0lirEN51tl
— 4 1 9ite (@Twtvs2) December 23, 2019
I knew j hus was a dickhead https://t.co/q1naeyie8e
— El Capisstan (@fatherpiss) December 23, 2019
The album was finished months ago. I could make another album before the year ends. The music is nothing to me. https://t.co/H52jjwUmXy
— Top Militérian (@Jhus) December 23, 2019