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Old 02-20-2008, 02:33 PM
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Was Eazy-E most likely gay and on the down low?

Eazy-E is probably best remembered as the most famous mainstream rapper to die of AIDS. In an era where the majority of rap stars engaged in unsafe sex practices with a lot of women, it seems odd that Eazy is the only victim.

As heterosexual AIDS has turned out to be largely exaggerated in America, is it likely that Eazy engaged in homosexual behavior?

On a person note, Eazy always had a particularly "gay" vibe to me; the overly-coiffed Jheri Curl, the higher and more effeminate voice, and his general demeanor. He was often the target of gay disses by other rappers.

Was Eazy most likely creeping on the DL?
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I'll ask this - seriously - do you need love from an African American?
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:50 PM
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Well, Dr Dre did talk about puting his nuts on E's tonsils while onstage rappin' at his wack-ass concert.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:57 PM
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Well..Eazy did have that picture of Dr. Dre dressed up as a woman. He brought it out on the Arsenio Hall show.

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It is odd that he's the only (I think) famous person to die of it who wasn't gay, and there was never an explanation for how he got it- needle drugs not being big with those of his time and place. But he claimed to have seven kids by six different women, or six kids by seven different women, one of the two. And anyone who takes shots at his friend Dr. Dre, the first one is always "he's gay", so who knows.

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This is the first time I learned that Easy-E died and I listen to NWA all the time. Why doesn't someone tell me these things?
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This is the first time I learned that Easy-E died and I listen to NWA all the time. Why doesn't someone tell me these things?
You're ahead of me. This is the first time I knew there was a person called Easy-E.
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This is the first time I learned that Easy-E died and I listen to NWA all the time. Why doesn't someone tell me these things?
If you're a fan of Biggie Smalls or Tupac, I have some bad news for you.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:09 PM
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six kids by seven different women
Eazy-er Said Than Done
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:13 PM
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It's just that two of them gave birth in four and a half months.

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:13 PM
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I don't know if the way he wore his hair or sang is a good qualifier for being a gay rapper. Snoop's voice can be pretty high, if not at least soft. And the Jeri Curl thing seems more like a "pimp" thing. Quoth Snoop "I drive a Cadillac, wear my perm and am a G/ and I'm a m*fn' P I M P."

What do you think of Andre 3000? He's more pretty than Easy E could ever be, but I've never heard anyone call him gay.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:20 PM
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It is odd that he's the only (I think) famous person to die of it who wasn't gay.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:21 PM
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:49 PM
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This is the first time I learned that Easy-E died and I listen to NWA all the time. Why doesn't someone tell me these things?
Dude, what about Dr. Dre? Clearly you haven't been keeping up with him. He has a song that mentions Easy-E dying, and that came out when I was in high school.
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On a person note, Eazy always had a particularly "gay" vibe to me; the overly-coiffed Jheri Curl, the higher and more effeminate voice, and his general demeanor. He was often the target of gay disses by other rappers.
The eyes, you forgot about the gay eyes.

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Old 02-20-2008, 07:47 PM
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Dude, what about Dr. Dre? Clearly you haven't been keeping up with him. He has a song that mentions Easy-E dying, and that came out when I was in high school.
But it didn't come out when I was in high school which was up until 1991 which is basically when my music maturity level came to a smashing halt. I picked up a few new musical interests in college like Nirvana and they have done well but that was about it. I was honestly hurt by this Easy-E news. I use some of his lines like "Jock'n the Bitches, Slappin the Hoes" as an inspiration. Now I know that he didn't really appreciate bitches or hoes and that line referred to homosexual angst instead of a man at the top of his game.

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Old 02-20-2008, 08:53 PM
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I don't think Easy-E could keep any gayness low enough on the low down to keep it a secret. He and his crew had plenty of enemies and somebody would have outed him.

I think he probably just fucked A LOT of women who had fucked A LOT of other guys. It was the 80's, it happened a lot. I'm hella surprised that more straight rock & rollers haven't died of AIDS.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:09 PM
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It is odd that he's the only (I think) famous person to die of it who wasn't gay...

Isaac Asimov, Amanda Blake, Magic Johnson (still alive but not gay), John Holmes (I don't think he did gay porn or was gay IRL), Elizabeth Glaser...
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:10 PM
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Arthur Ashe
And Ryan White
Isaac Asimov
John Holmes (mostly)
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:18 PM
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John Holmes (I don't think he did gay porn or was gay IRL),
Read the part about his last days.
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It is odd that he's the only (I think) famous person to die of it who wasn't gay...
I think a long time ago there was a heterosexual California political figure who died of AIDS because of a blood transfusion.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:31 PM
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:31 PM
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I picked up a few new musical interests in college like Nirvana and they have done well but that was about it.
I got some bad news for you about Kurt Cobain.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:42 PM
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:08 PM
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Ok I forgot some . All those others mentioned though, they said how they got it, except I think Magic Johnson, and that's a dubious situation all the way around. Eazy-E I don't think how ever said how he thought he contacted it, but he did die from it pretty quickly, so maybe there wasn't time.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:12 PM
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If he was gay, and managed to keep it quiet throughout all the gossip and hooplah surrounding NWA with Ice Cube leaving, then the rest of the group eventually falling out, that'd be pretty slick secret-keeping.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:15 PM
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And Ryan White
Isaac Asimov
John Holmes (mostly)
I had no idea about Asimov. Wow.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:50 PM
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Read the part about his last days.
Thanks. Ick.

Larry Borgia, Asimov contracted the virus through a blood transfusion in 1983 during a triple bypass.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:03 AM
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What kinda bothers me about the assumptions of this thread is that there is somehow a magical connection between the virulence and morbidity rate of AIDS related to gayness. AIDS kills Straight and Gay equally, straight peple are not magically AIDS proof and their prognosis is equal if infected. EasyE is probably more a sign of the times and a deficiency of AZT.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:24 AM
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It's certainly a legitimate question. It's much, much more difficult for a straight man to get AIDS than a homosexual male or even a straight woman if the man isn't doing something like sharing dirty needles. Of course, considering the number of women with whom Eazy slept, if anyone was going to come out on the wrong end of those odds it was him.

It makes me think of a similar case, boxer Tommy Morrison. He has HIV and was also pretty notorious for his womanizing ways. Of course, he also used steroids, which means he probably shared dirty needles at some point.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:25 AM
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What bothers me about this thread is the attitude is that AIDS is still a disease we talk about in terms of 'deserving', whether we use those exact words or not.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:35 AM
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What bothers me about this thread is the attitude is that AIDS is still a disease we talk about in terms of 'deserving', whether we use those exact words or not.
Please point to any comments where anyone said or implied that anyone "deserves" AIDS.

A discussion about what behaviors are most likely to result in an individual getting AIDS is not the same as saying those people deserved it.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:35 AM
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What bothers me about this thread is the attitude is that AIDS is still a disease we talk about in terms of 'deserving', whether we use those exact words or not.
You seem to be bringing in your own baggage. Seems to me that we are just talking about this like adults. It is a fact that certain practices are more likely to lead to the transmission of the disease. Mostly practices that may cause a persons bloodstream to come in contact with anothers blood or semen. Deserve doesn't enter into it. We can pretend that the evil AIDS imps pick random people to infect but that is not the case. Seems to me that most if not all of the people in this thread are discussing it in realistic terms, not in terms of saying if someone deserves it. As for why the OP started the thread, I don't know what is in his head, nor do I want to.
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What bothers me about this thread is the attitude is that AIDS is still a disease we talk about in terms of 'deserving', whether we use those exact words or not.

Not getting this either- I can't point to one post in this thread which come close to this.
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:32 PM
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Do carry on, but it's Eazy-E. As in "Eazy Duz It."
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I was actually talking about the OP, and I may indeed have brought my VCO3 baggage with me. Why the hell does it matter whether or not Eazy-E was or was not homosexual, on the down low or not? Why does it matter how he contracted HIV? It's decades into this disease and people still want to know *how* someone got HIV, and no one seems willing to believe that a man with HIV isn't secretly bisexual. I guess we have to reassure ourselves that we are safe, I don't know.

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Old 02-21-2008, 02:41 PM
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Well, Dr Dre did talk about puting his nuts on E's tonsils while onstage rappin' at his wack-ass concert.
No, those were Luther Campbell's (AKA Luke Skyywalker of 2 Live Crew fame) tonsils.

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Wow, Isaac Asimov? I had no idea. And he was only 72, I was sure he was in his 80s when he died. Too bad they thought they couldn't go public. What a shame.
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No, those were Luther Campbell's (AKA Luke Skyywalker of 2 Live Crew fame) tonsils.

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Well, you know.."Luke's bending over so..."
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:30 PM
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I guess we have to reassure ourselves that we are safe, I don't know.
A heterosexual man who doesn't share dirty needles with someone with HIV is, in fact, very safe. So while it may not matter how anyone contracts AIDS, it's certainly something out of the ordinary if a heterosexual man does get it. It may even be a cause for curiousity for some, as was apparently the case with the OP.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:01 PM
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Was Eazy-E most likely Haitian and on the down low?

Eazy-E is probably best remembered as the most famous mainstream rapper to die of AIDS. In an era where the majority of rap stars engaged in unsafe travel practices with a lot of nationalities, it seems odd that Eazy is the only victim.

As heterosexual AIDS has turned out to be largely exaggerated in America, is it likely that Eazy engaged in Haitian behavior?

On a person note, Eazy always had a particularly "Carribbean" vibe to me; the overly-coiffed Jheri Curl, the higher and more effeminate voice, and his general demeanor. He was often the target of Haitian disses by other rappers.

Was Eazy most likely immigrating on the DL?
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I briefly met Easy-E a few times in 1989-1990.

He never hit on me, so he was straight. Obviously.
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Yeah, he was probably gay, because a Crip hip-hop star from Compton wouldn't have been nailing hundreds of chicks or doing any IV drugs or anything like that.
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A heterosexual man who doesn't share dirty needles with someone with HIV is, in fact, very safe. So while it may not matter how anyone contracts AIDS, it's certainly something out of the ordinary if a heterosexual man does get it. It may even be a cause for curiousity for some, as was apparently the case with the OP.
Cite?
I never heard of this before.
I think a large part of the African continent is also not agreeing.
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Cite?
I never heard of this before.
I think a large part of the African continent is also not agreeing.
The CDC statistics I just glanced at show for male cases of HIV infection in the US, about 54% were from male to male sexual contact, 21% from IV drug use, 6% from a combination of both of those. That leaves 19% from high-risk heterosexual contact, hemophilia patients (a very small percentage but, yes, still happens), recipients of blood products (ditto), and "other" or not specified. That's a significant percentage, I think.
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The CDC statistics I just glanced at show for male cases of HIV infection in the US, about 54% were from male to male sexual contact, 21% from IV drug use, 6% from a combination of both of those. That leaves 19% from high-risk heterosexual contact, hemophilia patients (a very small percentage but, yes, still happens), recipients of blood products (ditto), and "other" or not specified. That's a significant percentage, I think.
Well then where are all the people who died from AIDS from confirmed heterosexual contact?
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The CDC statistics I just glanced at show for male cases of HIV infection in the US, about 54% were from male to male sexual contact, 21% from IV drug use, 6% from a combination of both of those. That leaves 19% from high-risk heterosexual contact, hemophilia patients (a very small percentage but, yes, still happens), recipients of blood products (ditto), and "other" or not specified. That's a significant percentage, I think.
Really? Because the ones I looked at for the cumulative cases of HIV transmission from the beginning of the epidemic until 2005 show that only 8% of the cases are from high-risk heterosexual contact. 90% were from either male-to-male sexual contact, drug use, or a combination of the two.
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This is the first time I learned that Easy-E died and I listen to NWA all the time. Why doesn't someone tell me these things?
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Well then where are all the people who died from AIDS from confirmed heterosexual contact?
They've gone underground.
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