In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday morning in favor of legalizing gay marriage nationwide. The hip-hop community has had a complicated history in regard to gay issues, but today it took to social media to express near-universal support for the decision, echoing the widespread support it lent Frank Ocean when he came out in 2012 (besides Chris Brown).
Artists responses were all very much in character; Tyler, the Creator wrote "FUCK YEAH AMERICA" and John Legend wrote, "Very happy about the SCOTUS rulings this week! Marriage Equality, Fair Housing and Affordable Health Care!"
Check out the full gambit of Twitter and Instagram reactions below.
Equality = Freedom. Freedom = Love #LoveWins— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) June 26, 2015
FUCK YEAH AMERICA IM WEARING THIS TODAY ⛳️🌈🌎👐🏽 pic.twitter.com/OMVUQafLSo— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) June 26, 2015
WOW!! FUCK YEAH!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ LOVE!! https://t.co/BfVEsHCtzV— Scott Mescudi (@KidCudi) June 26, 2015
Tinashe (@Tinashe) June 26, 2015
I'm not gay and I don't want to marry a man or find them attractive but I almost cried for all gays around the world! Progress! Do u - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) June 26, 2015
Very happy about the SCOTUS rulings this week! Marriage Equality, Fair Housing and Affordable Health Care!— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 26, 2015
#SCOTUS killin it this week!— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 26, 2015
The jig is up for gay men yall had the greatest excuse not to get married but now you gotta use the bullshit excuses like the rest of us.— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 26, 2015
Yoooooooo they allowing gay marriages in all states now we really living in the future.— Chase N. Cashe (@ChaseNCashe) June 26, 2015
Yet cops are still killing people over parking tickets…. https://t.co/xw089Gq5yW— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) June 26, 2015
Gratitude and empathy. That's it.— Emilio Rojas (@emiliorojas) June 26, 2015
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015