Most hip hop fans are familiar with the name Dream Hampton, a writer who is close friends with some of the greats in hip hop like The late Christopher “Notorious BIG” Wallace and Jay-Z. She recently helped pen Jay’s Decoded book. Since the DJ Mister Cee sex scandal has hit the net, the topic of hip hop being homophobic has been the talk of the town. [From Hellobeautiful: Is Hip-Hop Homophobic?]
Yesterday Dream Hampton shed some light on this issue when she took to her twitter page to speak on Biggie’s best friend Mann being openly gay. According to Dream Hampton’s tweets, Biggie was aware of Mann’s sexuality and didn’t seem to mind. The photo to the right are of BIG and Mann at a dice game in Brooklyn back in the day.
“I remember when we were in L.A a couple weeks before he died and Big told me ‘Yo the n*gga Mann brought his boyfriend on the Ave.!, ” Hampton wrote. She asked him how’d he take that and according to her he replied, “That’s my n*gga. Whatever.”
You can check out the tweets below to see what Dream had to say about this in full.