A new video has California rapper Murs wearing a “Legalize Gay” shirt and kissing another man, but ending in a murder-suicide intended to call out homophobia.
In a video for “Animal Style,” Murs takes on the role of Roderick, a closeted high school student who hangs with a homophobic crowd. He’s in a secret relationship with Jonathan, another high school student.
“Boyfriend Roderick kept his secret closeted, Scared to come out into this world of zero tolerance,” Murs raps. “Wanted Roderick to follow him, He see him in the halls but Rod would never acknowledge him.”
When Jonathan tried to make his feelings public it leads to the violence in the last scene: “Shot him right between the eye, then turned it on himself because he refused to live a lie.”
Excellent video with a great message.