i’m very impressed with jidenna these days.
after “classic man“,
i thought he was done.
he is on this whole new career resurgence and i’m here for it.
jidenna stopped by “sway in the morning” to discuss his new project,
but they asked him about trans and homo-phobia within the black community.
he gave an interesting answer about:
the male who allegedly committed suicide over dating a transgender
gay african leaders from the past
why males that beat others are suffering inside
it starts at 18:40:
“if you go to different communities in west africa,
there were different rights of passages,
if you see a woman with a woman or a man with a man,
you were seen as more powerful…”
i loved the gems he dropped about being gay in african history.
being gay isn’t something that just popped up one day as a trend.
i respect that he reached out in the trans-vixen who was involved with reese.
that showed me character.
the way he broke down why reese may have been beating her was interesting.
You can tell which males are uncomfortable within themselves
even the gay ones.
coming out doesn’t mean you’re com-fortable.
i didn’t know any of this,
but now i’m curious to go down that rabbit hole.
this is why we need to support each other.
“we” are so much more powerful when we work together.
i think we have been so conditioned to throw each other under the bus,
or find something wrong to “not support“,
it may take years to untangle all the mess.
i appreciate jidenna dropping knowledge for us to start learning.
lowkey: i like his new album,
85 to africa.
i listened to it the other day at work and was into it.