vince staples calls out north carolina's anti-trans bathroom bill
“All you homophobes need to go buy some Alexander Wang & listen to some Frank Ocean to get cha swag up, you losing."
Following in the footsteps of Laverne Cox, Beyoncé, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, Bruce Springsteen and more, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples has spoken out about North Carolina's appalling anti-trans law, HB2, dubbed the 'Bathroom Bill'. Introduced in March to prevent transgender men and women from using the bathroom consistent with their gender identity, HB2 is in total violation of Title IX, which protects all citizens from the discrimination based on their sex.
Taking to Twitter, the rapper -- who found fame last year with his debut album Summertime 06, produced by Yeezy's old mentor No I.D. -- denounced the bill in a series of posts, writing, "If it was up to me you could poop in whichever bathroom you wanted." After being trolled he responded with the above tweet, before ending with a poignant mantra: "When you look at a bottle of Sprite you don't see race, gender, or orientation. You just see lemons and limes." Word.
Text Tish Weinstock
Photography Eric Chakeen