With the recent emergence of gay hip-hop icons like Lil Nas X, the topic of the LGBTQ+ community has been a major talking point among fans who are artists. For Nas X, he never felt as accepted or respected as he should as a gay artist, but also sees himself as a trailblazer who will lead to more and more gay rappers in the future.

Included in this new generation of LGBTQ+ rappers is Saucy Santana, who burst onto the scene in late 2021 and early 2022 with his December Keep it Playa album, including features from Rubi Rose and City Girls, as well as her early February single with Tay Money.

A few weeks ago, Saucy Santana noted that he particularly embraces his gay identity, as he hopes his advocacy can help boost artists in the gay community and empower those like him.

In a recent interview with Quentin Latham of FOX Soul, Rick Ross said he supports artists like Santana in pursuing their dreams, even though he doesn’t know who Saucy Santana is: “I don’t know the name of Santana. But live your life, chase your dreams and go hard man. Go hard.

Rozay was also asked if he felt his genre supported gay artists, and while artists like Lil Nas X might disagree, Ross thought rap was accepting of the LGBTQ+ community: “I believe hip-hop has already adopted it, no doubt.”

Check out what Rick Ross had to say about the gay community below.