Rapper Lil Mama doubles down on transphobic comments and says she will start a 'heterosexual rights movement'
Rapper Lil Mama is facing renewed backlash for anti-LGBTQ comments.
2009 clip of the rapper making an anti-trans comment on "America's Best Dance Crew" has resurfaced.
In an Instagram story, she said she was going to start a "heterosexual rights movement."
Lil Mama, the rapper behind the hit song "Lip Gloss," said in an Instagram story that she is planning to start a "heterosexual rights movement," alleging that straight people face bullying from the LGBTQ community.
The story, which said the "movement" will be called "Anti-LGBTQ Bullying," comes after several previous transphobic remarks from the rapper.
"Y'all fight so hard to be respected and SOME of you, NOT ALL, get a kick out bullying people for having an option, how they dress, how their hair and or makeup looks, how much money they have, etc," she wrote in Thursday's story, which remained on her Instagram Friday afternoon.
Lil Mama, whose real name is Niatia Jessica Kirkland, claimed that straight people are afraid to be honest about their opinions, "because if they do, the LGBTQ+ will hear what they want to hear and take statements out of context." She said that she is "not trying to hurt anyone, I'm just speaking my truth, just like you all."
-Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 19, 2021
The pro-heterosexuality rhetoric comes after more than a decade of the rapper spreading transphobic language. In 2009, as a judge on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," she told a transgender dance crew leader, "I just feel that you always have to remember your truth. You were born a man and you are becoming a woman."
Footage of the interaction recently resurfaced on Twitter.
-Lethal Homo (@LordeCali) April 8, 2018
Lil Mama also faced backlash last week after sharing a transphobic tweet on her Instagram story. The tweet, which followed former First Lady Michelle Obama's interview with 13-year-old Zaya Wade, who is transgender, questioned why teenagers would be allowed to transition.
On March 16, she took to Instagram Live to elaborate on those anti-trans comments and compared transsexuality to "depopulation."
-Female Rap Room (@FemaleRapRoom) March 17, 2021
Anti-trans rhetoric has frequently been spreading in mainstream online spaces, with the so-called "super straight" movement recently going viral on TikTok and Reddit.
Representatives for Lil Mama did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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