Kendrick Lamar Releases Track About Accepting His Trans Family Members – NBC Los Angeles

The rapper Kendrick Lamar brought what some fans call a “barrier-breaking song” about accepting his transgender relatives.

Lamar Dropped His Long-Awaited Album “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”on Friday. In one track, “Auntie Diaries,” Lamar raps in the opening verses, “My aunt is a man now / I think I’m old enough to understand now,” and tells the story of his “aunt” who is a trans man. is, and his journey to accept him.

He also raps about a cousin who is a trans woman, the homophobia and transphobia that his relatives faced and his own growth.

But some LGBTQ fans disagreed with Lamar’s way of delivering the song. One listener wrote that the “context of the song is important” as the song shows Lamar’s “ignorance of the past and then his later growth and awareness of the damage of his old ideologies.” But the fan added that there are “better ways” to get that message across.

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