Charlamagne Explains Homophobia In Hip Hop On ‘Larry King Now’

New York City shock jock Charlamagne Tha God recently sat down with Larry King on an episode of Larry King Now.

In addition to conversing about the entertainment industry Charlamagne primarily covers on his radio show – Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club – the two discussed politics and the 2016 Presidential election.

When King asks Charlamagne (born Lenard McKelvey) about his decision to support Hillary just because she’s a woman, Charlamagne responds:

“I love novelty in my presidents, you know what I’m saying? The first time I ever voted was for Barack Obama. And, you know, I voted for him because he was a black man who seemed like he was speaking to me and my generation, and, you know, 2016 I’m gonna do the same thing for Hillary ’cause I like Bill and she supports Barack, and she’s a woman. I can’t go back to just a plain white president.”

Charlamagne also says that he will “absolutely” vote for the first gay candidate, as well.

Later in the interview, King opens up the phone lines for the first time ever on his show. One listener chooses to ask Charlamagne about Hip Hop accepting the LGBT community.

“I have a theory about homophobia,” Charlamagne says. “My theory about homophobia is like, ‘What are you scared of? You’re either scared of gay people or you’re scared that you may be gay.’ And I think that a lot of times, people are homophobic because of their own insecurities. They’re scared of their own karma. And what I mean by that is, guys—we’ve basically, for lack of a better term, defecated on women for years. We’ve always not shown women any respect and we catcall women when they walk by and I feel like we’re afraid of our own karma and afraid that guys are going to do us like that.”

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