Indie Musician Steve Lacy Just Came Out as Bi, But Also Opposed to Dating Other Black Guys

Indie Musician Steve Lacy Just Came Out as Bi, But Also Opposed to Dating Other Black Guys

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Steve Lacy, the 19-year-old music producer and guitarist from the Grammy nominated trip-hop band The Internet, recently revealed on the microblogging site Tumblr that he is open to dating men. However, Lacy also admitted that he is not interested in dating black men like himself.


How Steve Lacy came out

When an anonymous person on Tumblr asked Lacy if he would ever date a guy, Lacy replied, “Sure why not.” When someone asked if he was straight or bisexual, Lacy replied, “I’m human.”

At some point later, Lacy said that he was not interested in dating black guys, and a commenter wrote, “Okay, I get that you see it as a preference, but don’t you think you owe it to yourself to break down the dynamics that lead you to have a blatantly anti-black preference in partners?”

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The commenter’s question is reasonable considering the regular exclusion of black men from mainstream gay pornography and the fetishization of whiteness in gay spaces (both online and off).

Lacy replied, “The reason for it all isn’t anti-black at all. Growing up around black males, they were always my competitors, ya know? I never viewed or saw myself doing anything sexual with my neighbors. I literally, like I said, see them as brothers.”

He continued:

As much as you or whoever thinks this sounds like B.S., it’s from a real place. I’m a nigga from Compton, I don’t dislike black people, I prefer to live here and be around POC (people of color) because I love black people. I’m just not attracted to black boys, that is it. I still love them and want them to do well in life, we just won’t date. Sorry.

Since making his admission, Lacy has written via Tumblr, “Not answering any more questions about my sexuality. If you don’t know by now, then… just scroll down? LOL The answers are there.”

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