Rapper Big Daddy Kane in
Playgirl magazine (June 1991)
Rap music and blatant homophobia have always gone hand-in-hand, but in a totally platonic, macho way. Take rap royalty Big Daddy Kane, who once said:
The Big Daddy Law is anti-faggot That means no homosexuality
So how exactly did he do that? Why, by posing for Playgirl magazine. Yep, that Playgirl.
The photo shoot was entirely Big Daddy’s idea, because he felt he was already well-known in the rap world and “wanted to expose himself to others” … literally. In his own words: “I think that this will increase my popularity and make a closer relationship with me and female fans.” What Kane apparently didn’t know is that, according to Playgirl’s editor-in-chief at the time, up to 50 percent of their readers were homosexual males. Another large percentage was likely men who “only bought them for the articles.”You can see why that might be a problem for someone who has gone on the record to say he doesn’t want any dudes checking out his junk. Hey, maybe that’s why he shoved it in a box of chocolates.
Unfortunately, the public at large decided they didn’t want a Taste of Chocolate (no, seriously, that’s the name of the album) and it became Kane’s first record not to reach certified gold status. As consolation, we’re pretty sure the accompanying VHS tape, featuring more of Big Daddy’s butt and other body parts, became very popular in the back room of video stores everywhere.