Maino: “I don’t know what metrosexual is!”
Brooklyn-born rapper Maino is the quintessential man’s man.
He recently sat down with our friends at HoneyMag.com for a humorous interview; here’s an excerpt where he shares his thoughts on what’s really going on with rappers and their growing “metrosexuality”.
Now a lot of new rappers are more about their shopping sprees than women…a lot of pretty boy shit. Do you think hip-hop is missing more of that street aspect?
“That is definitely something I see happening. They have a different look and a different style and you see that as becoming something that’s trendier than a rapper with a bandana on. Realistically, the way the rappers dress now is the way gays dress. No disrespect to gay men. That’s just they way they dress. The way rappers dress now is the way gay men dress.”
With that being said, does that take rap into a different direction of what it was intended to be?
“Well, I mean, to each his own. I really don’t know. I guess it’s just a sign of the times. Maybe this is what people are going with. It started out with a word called ‘metrosexual.’ Next thing you know, everyone had tight pants on. I see men with red skinny jeans. And I had never seen men with red skinny jeans before unless he was gay.”
So can a street dude be metrosexual? How about someone like you?
“Let me just tell you something. I to this day don’t even know what metrosexual is! What the fuck is that!? How they going to make up a term out of nowhere?”
I believe it’s basically a straight guy that tends to take care of himself to the capacity that your average woman would. He might spend an hour getting dressed, hit up a manicurist; go to a spa or something…does Maino do those things?
“Um, that’s funny. I just got dressed right now as I was speaking to you. It was that fast. (laughs).”
Does that mean no?
“Nah, that’s just not who I am. I don’t disrespect no one who does do that, I just think it’s a word…it’s like men who are heterosexual, but dress like they’re homosexual. How ’bout that?”
What are your thoughts on Maino’s “metrosexual” stance?