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Lauryn Hill Under Scrutiny For ‘Neurotic Society’ Lyrics: “Drag Queens and Girl Men”

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Lauryn Hill’s new track, “Neurotic Society,” has gained major buzz within the gay and lesbian communities after the singer refers to “drag queens,” girl men,” and “social transvestism” as being part of a “joke time, metaphorical time.”

Hill’s single takes aim at an ill society, communism, and psychology and anxiety, but it’s the alleged anti-gay undertones that have drawn the most attention.

In a critical column written by BET’s Monica Miller, Hill “might not extend her concerns to gay and lesbian communities,” Miller wrote.

“Whether or not Hill is merely using these comments as examples of the smokescreens and sleight-of-hands that pervade this “Neurotic Society” is unclear. Beyond intention, these sorts of statements suggest that society is in a shambles because it’s been taking too many cues from the LGBTQ community, acting like “girl men,” “drag queens” and “transvestites.” Is her beef with oppressive society or is her issue with people who don’t abide by a traditional family structure,” Monica added.

The day Hill released the single, the 38-year-old posted this statement on her Tumblr account: “In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!”

HipHollywood reached out to GLAAD, but they did not comment.

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Girl Power Prevails At The 2017 American Music Awards

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Music’s most amazing night went down Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. and we have to say the night was all about the ladies!

That’s right the 45th American Music Awards had some major moments and some major girl power starting with Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

The duo got the show started singing R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”, but it was their solo performances that had fans going nuts.

Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage and had everyone on their feet with a medley of her classic tracks and new single “Love So Soft.”

While Pink took her career to new heights leaping off the side of a building while performing her hit single “Beautiful Trauma.”

Christina Aguilera, paid tribute to Whitney Houston with a commemorative performance for the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

But the #Majah moment of the night had to be Diana Ross. The Motown legend was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and performed some of her greatest hits before accepting the honor.

 

Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

 

 

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