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Lil' Scrappy

Closeted Gays

Spread AIDS

7/7/2012 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper Lil Scrappy believes gay men like Frank Ocean are the "doorway to AIDS" ... and wants more closeted homosexuals to "come out" so it can't be spread to straight people.

Scrappy -- who now stars on VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" -- was on "TMZ Live" this week to talk about Ocean's revelation ... when he explained why he completely SUPPORTS the R&B singer.

"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?"

Scrappy continued, "[homosexuality] is a doorway to AIDS, scientifically."

As for the facts, 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.

Despite his opinions, Scrappy says he has no reservations about working with Ocean if the opportunity arises -- telling us he would "jump on a track like it was yesterday."

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31.

teedofftaxpayer    

It really makes no difference whether you're gay or staight. You shouldn't be having sex with out a "wrapper". Yes there is Aids, but it's not only a "gay" disease but can be caught by anyone. But there other diseases too that is just as bad or will create a devastating effect. If you want to get down on diseases then I guess "herpes" would be the "straight" disease.

749 days ago
32.

timmons    

These stats don't prove his point. All these show is more often than not men pass it on to other men. That's obvious. But what about the STRAIGHT WOMEN who have contracted it from the Downlows?

749 days ago
33.

Trish    

I didn't know it was possible to be this ignorant.....

749 days ago
34.

Nymah Ali    

I think what he's saying is in the black community alot of men hide their orientation because it's not accepted. Many of them go on living a lie for decades even having kids and marrying while being in love with men and sleeping with them as well. I had a friend go through the same and he later was infected with hiv and lied to his wife saying he'd gotten it from a woman. I say embrace who you are not only to set examples but to free yourself. Who cares what the world thinks of you..... no one person should have to live up to what one community wants!

749 days ago
35.

Listen Up25    

Scrap hit it on the nose.

749 days ago
36.

Jeff T    

Poor Scrappy. He's confused about HIS sexuality by giving a back hand comment about Frank Ocean. His comment surprises me being that pictures came out of him several years ago kissing a guy. It was on meadiatakeout. It's comments like Scrappy's that makes DL men stay in the closet.

749 days ago
37.

Sarah    

He's so dumb and obviously needs to do some research first of all you cant catch AIDS its HIV that people catch and people with HIV only get AIDS when they are not on medication and their immune system gets so low from the HIV which makes it very easy to get ill. And Secondly its not only gay people that are spreading HIV anyone whether gay or straight who are sleeping with people without protection are at risk of spreading the disease. I used to be a nurse in a HIV clinic so I know a lot about HIV and many of the people I worked with were teenagers and young adults some gay and some heterosexual. Most of them from what they told me contracted it by sleeping with someone they thought they could trust and let their guild down not using protection. It was very emotion and sad hearing these stories. Please people always use protection and make sure you have you own protection you cant trust anyone these days and a lot of *******s try to infect innocent people. These young people can still live normal life's as its not like the 80's where there were no treatment but they will have to be on medication for the rest of their life's. Be careful people.

749 days ago
38.

Joan K    

Little who?

749 days ago
39.

Sarah    

He's so dumb and obviously needs to do some research first of all you cant catch AIDS its HIV that people catch and people with HIV only get AIDS when they are not on medication and their immune system gets so low from the HIV which makes it very easy to get ill. And Secondly its not only gay people that are spreading HIV anyone whether gay or straight who are sleeping with people without protection are at risk of spreading the disease. I used to be a nurse in a HIV clinic so I know a lot about HIV and many of the people I worked with were teenagers and young adults some gay and some heterosexual. Most of them from what they told me contracted it by sleeping with someone they thought they could trust and let their guild down not using protection. It was very emotion and sad hearing these stories. Please people always use protection and make sure you have you own protection you cant trust anyone these days and a lot of *******s try to infect innocent people. These young people can still live normal life's as its not like the 80's where there were no treatment but they will have to be on medication for the rest of their life's. Be careful people.

749 days ago
40.

A.D.    

I guess it should also be noted that the majority of AIDS carriers are black men (like Lil' Scrappy).. by his logic black guys are the real gateway to AIDS..

Why do some people even bother opening their mouths? -_-

749 days ago
41.

Reese Riley    

though he's retarded he not exactly wrong - but lil Scrappy really mean DL men, and Downe Low men aren't exactly bisexual. They are just straight up liars. In Atlanta there is a **** load off DL men and they are indeed spreading aids like wild fire.

749 days ago
42.

tgo007    

I was expecting tmz and the comments to attack scrappy over his comments. I'm pleasantly surprised they're "fair". His comment is basically stereotyping though. If someone made a stereotype about mexicans, blacks, middle eastern and asians it would piss people off even though technically there is some truth to all stereotypes.

749 days ago
43.

Snoweh    

What a douchebag. HIV isn't an exclusive disease for homosexuals! Most rappers rap about anal sex, so they are actually putting themselves at risk just as much as the gays are.
The percentage of new HIV infections due to IV drug use is actually slightly higher than new infections caused from anal sex with another male.

So you could just as easily sleep with a slutty groupie who likes to bang coke into her arm and have just as high of a chance gays have at contracting the virus.

I can't believe the lack of knowledge some people have about HIV/aids!

EVERYONE is at risk!

Even if you only have sex with women, even if you only have sex with women who have never touched a drug in their life! She could have slept with a man, who slept with a heroin addict with HIV. You NEVER know. So NEVER take the risk.
Wear a condom.
Other countries like africa don't have the choice of contraception, that's why HIV/aids in Africa is such an epidemic, and such a tragedy.

It's not really a tragedy in America though, because you can almost always prevent it by simply wearing a damn condom, and not sharing needles, spoons, swabs, etc. Some unlucky people didn't get the choice to prevent it. Some poor people get it from unsterilized medical equipment, blood transfusions, or passed on to the baby by an infected mother, and even in some rare cases, being directly injected the virus by a psychopath.

Any one of you could have HIV right now without even knowing it, that's why regular blood tests are mandatory! Especially if you are sexually active. It can take up to 6 months for HIV to show up on a blood test, and once infected with HIV, you probably wouldn't even know it if it weren't for the test, you probably wouldn't feel symptoms until years later when it progresses into aids. (people die from aids not HIV) when it develops to aids your immune system can't fight anything off, so even a common flu can be fatal. If you catch HIV before it progresses to aids you can get on medication that prolongs your lifespan and delays the onset of aids.

If you have never been tested, or haven't had a test in a fee years, now is the time to see the doctor. Spread the awareness! AIDS IS NOT JUST FOR GAYS/DRUG USERS many straight, sober people get infected with HIV every year DON'T BE IGNORANT ABOUT THE MATTER!

749 days ago
44.

DPM    

Saying closeted gay men spread AIDS is like saying straight men who are closeted about their infidelity skyrocket abortion rates! Bottom line is that what will protect straight women from unwittingly contracting HIV/AIDS is to stop having unprotected sex. Know your partner! If you don't know your partner well enough to know their status, you should not be having unprotected sex. PERIOD!

That said, you really can't trust anyone, even if they say they are negative. They may not know (In NYC, 1 out of 5 HIV-positive people don't know it), may not regularly get tested, or may have recently been infected. It can take 2-8 weeks for the virus to show up after being infected. In rare cases, take up to 6 months. So, why take a chance with your health. Take responsibility for your own risk-taking, instead of shifting the blame to others like bisexual men.

749 days ago
45.

buzz kill    

Want to be safe from AIDs? Stay away from gays and IV drug users and be faithfull to your partner. Very simple.

749 days ago
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