Eyes are certainly on the controversial lyricist, but maybe not in the way that he’d hoped.
About two weeks before the annual event, Wale abruptly cancelled, citing a family obligation. Black Pride organizers say Wale pulled out after discovering it was a gay-related event. Labels of “homophobic” soon followed by some in the LGBT community.
Then came this Tweet from Wale on Tuesday, five days before the festival:
“ILL BE THERE!! I'm not scared nor do I have any hatred for ANYBODY.”
The sun has now set on the 2010 D.C. Black Pride Festival. Wale’s career is another matter.