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Central Cee says he is not homophobic

The rapper addressed the lyics in 'Doja'

By Sam Moore

Central Cee press shot, 2022
'Khabib' is the fourth cut from '23'. (Photo: Press)

Central Cee has said that he is not homophobic and clarified lyrics to his recent hit ‘Doja’.

In a video with Genius, the British rapper broke down the meaning of his viral song.

In particular he addressed the lyrics: “How can I be homophobic?/My bitch is gay/Hit man in the top/Try see a man topless, even the stick is gay/Huggin’ my bruddas and say that I love them/But I don’t swing that way.”

The rapper explains: “It’s literally what I say. I’m not homophobic. My girlfriend is bisexual. She was like the first gay person I really communicated with.”

Cee then talked more generally about homophobia, saying: “I feel like homophobia is almost embedded in the culture of rap music. Even just like the hood, it’s quite known it’s embedded in us to shine up on which I don’t think is right.”

He concluded by saying: “Personally I think homophobia is so weird like why do you care what other people are doing. I’m definitely against homophobia”

‘Doja’ has quickly become Central Cee’s biggest hit to date after it went viral on TikTok following its release in July.

It hit number two on the UK charts and also became Central Cee’s first song to chart in the US.

The single follows his chart-topping second mixtape ’23’ which became the first drill album to hit number one in the UK.

The self-released project also received rave reviews from critics and was preceeded by lead single ‘Khabib’ named after the former UFC champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The song also sampled a post-fight speech from Nurmagomedov that received loud boos from the audience.

Cee was previously a nominee for the BBC’s Sound of 2022 but lost out to PinkPantheresss.