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"Gay is Okay" Rap Roars, Stirs Gay Acceptance Controversy

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POSTED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:18pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:25pm

El Paso native Adair Lion, a lyricist and producer with self-made label Above the Notes Entertainment sent a powerful message to the hip hop industry: "Being gay is okay." His youtube video received national attention. 

Adair, who raps that he initially felt inhibited to speak openly and positively about homosexuality, said it was a friend in college that made him change his perspective about the subject. In an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 9, Adair admitted that bringing to light the non-acceptance of being gay was something that needed to be done, despite the risk of putting his music career on "hip hop suicide."

The full video, entitled "Ben" can be seen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vryCIuU3LxM

Stay with KTSM.com for a more in-depth story on the rapper reported by NC9 reporter Lindsey Ashcraft

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