Lauryn Hill has been accused of incorporating anti-gay lyrics into one of her new songs.

In “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix),” the 38-year-old activist sings about the perils of society.

In addition to making references about psychological massacre and superficial vanity, Hill’s songs seem to include anti-gay statements, slamming ”drag queens,” “girl men” and ”social transvestism,” BET’s Monica Miller notes.

Though she’s a musician who consistently advocates on behalf of the oppressed, Hill “might not extend her concerns to gay and lesbian communities,” Miller writes.

Via BET: Whether or not Hill is merely using these comments as examples of the smokescreens and sleight-of-hands that pervade this “Neurotic Society” is unclear. Beyond intention, these sorts of statements suggest that society is in a shambles because it’s been taking too many cues from the LGBTQ community, acting like “girl men,” “drag queens” and “transvestites.” Is her beef with oppressive society or is her issue with people who don’t abide by a traditional family structure? Hill raps about “drag queens” after naming “greedy men and pride fiends.” She also mentions “social transvestism” and “subliminal dressed up as piety.”

In a May 6 post on her website, Hill elaborated on the meaning behind “Neurotic Society.”

“I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there,” she wrote about dropping her new single with Sony. “In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!”

4 thoughts on “Lauryn Hill Responds to Accusations that Her New Song Is Anti-Gay

  1. Edward on said:

    What if some white gay had lyrics that said dark skinned people are taking over our culture… Im sick and tired of your sick and tired. Either stand up for equality and against biggotry or shut the fuck up and sit down because you are NOT a revolutionary
    Fuck lauren hill for dtessing up her creepy homophobia in the language of artistic expression and social commentary…THAT is hostility and neurosis.

  2. joey on said:

    I love lauryn message it has nothing to do with singing about gays, she is not that kind of person,
    she is getting her message out, and some people just don’t like to hear the truth,, and they don’t like anyone to be Real in this day and age,, so Kudos to MS, Hill ,, GOD BLESS YOU Lauryn,,
    Because I will be picking up her CD myself ,, if you don’t like it,, then don’t buy it,,

  3. sheilby on said:

    so what- I am sick of not being able to sing, speak or dammit thnk anything but “oh, no you cant say that, it will offend the gays” what about those who could care less who you have sex with- dang. stop pushing this/there mess on everyone because everyone has their own opinion, beliefs and concerns. I will buy her new CD!

    • You are right on point. I am sick of even hearing the word gay. I feel like everyone that doesn’t have that particular lifestyle is being bullied by those that do. I will buy Lauren Hills CD just because ‘they’ would rather I not.

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