Hip-Hop Wired pointed us to this CW33 tidbit from last week about one local rapper who’s pushing, what he calls, the XY Movement in which straight guys can wear clothes made for women. Daryll Duane Philips II, or DPhil Spanglishman, is opting for lipstick as part of his daily image and says it’s all about expression. Giselle Phelps reported the story.
In the piece, he said, “A lot of people feel like a lot of colors or tight clothes is homosexual. I feel like it’s more of an expression of me.”
For his girlfriend, it’s kind of a win-win. She comments on the benefit of sharing lipstick as well as enduring gay comments from friends and family.
This isn’t all that new. And actually, Phelps has done a piece on this before back in September which also pointed to another local rapper feeling his femme side.
Trend or not, I have to say “bravo” to the guys for taking a risk within their music, which is historically homophobic, and blurring the gender lines. If it’s nothing more than for grabbing attention, well, the 19-year-old has succeeded. He’s all over the interwebs just like a Kardashian.