Kendrick Lamar enters territory, seemingly every mainstream rapper refused to enter… drawing attention to the trans community and offering support by recounting his own personal experiences.
In his song “Auntie Diaries,” Kendrick begins by rapping “My auntie is a man now”…and then he talks about his transition. Later in the song, he reveals his cousin is also trans, rapping, “Demetrius is Mary-Ann now.”
Kendrick says, “I mean he really is Mary-Ann, he even took it a step further. He changed his gender before Bruce Jenner knew for sure. Living his truth even if it meant seeing a surgeon.”
Of course, plenty of people took to social media to share their thoughts – with many calling it a groundbreaking rap song and pointing out that it had never been done before, at least not by such a famous artist in the world. gender.
That’s pretty significant…Kendrick raps openly and candidly about learning to understand and grow from these family members. He even talks about being in elementary school and the mistakes he made, including when he used homophobic slurs.
At one point, he says “The day I chose humanity over religion, the family grew closer, all was forgiven”… clearly taking a stand against homophobia, especially in the church .
As you know, Kendrick released his highly anticipated album “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” on Friday. He’s known for tackling some really important topics in his music…and clearly, this album didn’t disappoint.