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Terracne "TTgotit" Wilson and Pierre "PrinceCharming" Phipps of Freaky Boiz in a photo from Wilsons Facebook page.

“I heard they gettin’ mad over Freaky Boiz’s ways. I think it’s cause we cute and we definitely gettin’ paid.” This quote from the top of the rapping duo Freaky Boiz’s latest remake, pretty much explains it all.

Pierre “PrinceCharming” Phipps and Terrance “TTgotit” Wilson—Chicago, Illinois natives and college students at Southern Illinois University—have started a firestorm of controversy on YouTube because of their risque renditions of popular rap songs. Their forte? Transforming charted hip-hop ditties into racy gay-loving tales of explicit sex-ploitation. The quote above comes from a remake of Nicki Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge,” which is filled with homophobic and misogynistic rants by Eminem.

Phipps and Wilson have only posted three videos as the Freaky Boiz and already the fans and “haters” are pouring in. Many say their lyrics are extremely offensive and are perpetuating stereotypes of promiscuity and the “preying on straight men” misconceptions that are often associated with the black gay community. Most are simply offended by their risque and overly sexualized lyrics. While others are taking it a step further and saying the rappers are pushing the gay rights movement back 20 years.

Personally, I call foul on all the negative dialogue. Phipps and Wilson are no more offensive then the straight rappers that top the charts today. Most of Flo-Rida’s hit songs are parody’s of sexual acts (“Right Round,” “Low”). And have you listened to an unedited CD by Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Kanye, Eminem or even Jay Z? It’s basically soft porn.

I actually dare to say that Freaky Boiz is groundbreaking. The LGBT hip-hop movement has been going strong for many years, trying to infiltrate mainstream hip-hop in order to make it less homophobic, but without much success. Freaky Boiz, though still underground, have been the first gay rappers I’ve seen that have the talent and modern tenacity to do so.

Their online popularity is starting to speak for itself. Their YouTube videos are well past 160,000 page views. Their Facebook pages combined sport over 7,000 friends and their Twitter accounts (@PrinceCharmingP and @Ttgotit) have over 6,000 followers. A pretty big feat for two guys from Illinois. Also both men are definitely unapologetically “out of the closet” when it comes to their online and stage personas, which is a refreshing, considering the “Down Low”-obsessed images that often represents the black gay community in the mainstream media.

If you look through some of their other videos on YouTube you’ll find a pretty poignant art house film about HIV, set to Destiny Child’s remake of “Emotions,” which shows they’re definitely fueled by talent. And based on their profiles the joke could be on us, as music may not even be their main focus. Wilson’s Facebook page says he’s a trained dancer with aspirations to make it a full time career. But their YouTube page is getting hit up for advertisement space, so they’re definitely “laughing all the way to the bank,” as they say.

So, yes, the Freaky Boiz are crude and brass, but isn’t that what mainstream rap is these days? And the real fact of the matter is, if Phipps and Wilson were Soulja Boy (who also got his start with racy lyrics on YouTube) they’d be well on their way to being signed by a major label.

You can check out all the Freaky Boiz remakes below:

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Comments on: "Freaky Boiz: Hurting or Helping the Cause?" (44)

  1. I’m So proud of my best friends for being such triendsetters. I feel like
    what they are doing is not “hurting the Cause” as the title states but helping. They are stating proudly that we are here and fortunately we are queer. I hope that they do manage to go mainstream because its not only time for gays to be accepted in the media but it will inspire future generations to be proud of who they are and to dream big. So to Terrence “Wilson” and Pierre Phipps continue to be role models love you guys

    • Thanks for your comment Terrell. I agree. I think they are paving the way for a generation that could care less if you’re gay or straight. And I’ll be sure to make the correction to Terrence’s last name :)

  2. But this was a great article I love It

  3. domonique said:

    TT do u boo. You two keep up the good work. I don’t care if you gay or straight, I enjoy the raps. They don’t offend me at all. It’s the truth, y’all telling on these down low men. So, I’m lmbo with y’all at the haters. I support you two 100%.

  4. Terrell Langston said:

    As I once tweeted “I love the Freaky Boiz, they remind of a gay version of Trina or Lil Kim.” Yes their lyrics are explicit but who’s isnt nowaday. Freaky Boiz are definitely paving the way. All my friends here in Tallahassee go up for them. I feel like they spit lyrics people, well gay people, can relate to. Definitely say they should keep it up..follow me @TrueJackson10

  5. cymthia mack said:

    I love Freaky boiz, & i love da fact that yall keep it real. So dont let nobody take your fame. Both of u r intelligent & yall success is yet to come. I love da fact u guys not in da closet & most are so to all da haters who mad, scratch yo ass & get glad! Luv u guys! Im behind u all da way

  6. cynthia mack said:

    Luv it… Terrance & Pierre keep doin yall they mad cause they didnt have da balls. Im gonna support u guys all da way

  7. I DEFINITELY agree to the upmost with their best friend, Terrell. Not only are they out the closet, but their comfortable with their sexuality. I say this because its 2011 and people still aren’t being REAL with themselves. When I say being real I mean knowing who and what they are, and NOT caring what others have to say. If some didn’t know they’re “FREAKIN BOIZ” for fun, come on now they both are attending college where they strive to reach the top and make something out of themselves. Yes INDEED!! They’re both VERY TALENTED. They don’t mean any harm and actually would CARELESS I repeat CARELESS what anyone has to say. People trippin bout their lyrics, but Nikki “Minaj” talking about doing this and that to other women. What does “minaj” mean?? Mmmmm…exactly…This is a free world this is not the past this the present and Phipps/Wilson are something special..muahh..much love!

  8. Are the negative comments being deleted? Most of the comments I saw under their Youtube videos seemed pretty positive.

    Those two fine-looking men can rap their asses off! They deserve to be very successful.

  9. Jervanna Stanciel said:

    I really enjoy listing to these guys. I think they are very talented. They are able to take any song and do a remix that goes harder than the original song. I can’t understand how what they are doing can be any offensive then pervious rappers. I guess people are uncomfortable with the fact that they are homosexuals. I don’t see how this could be a big issue. However I say keep up the good work and push for what you believe in. Go freaky Boyz!

  10. Sade HerShee said:

    I Love my Best friends to death and I commend them for not caring about what others think about them. They have fun doing these videos and people have fun watching them. They never come at anyone in any particular way so I don’t understand why people are getting so offended. Let them live their lives how they want because their not telling anyone else how to live theirs. Love U TT && Pierra!!

  11. cinta baby (@juicy4evaripe ) said:

    all i gotta say is we all are good at something.. its very obvious that TT and Petey are good at writing lyrics, performing, dancing and entertaining. i pray to God that they become successful and continue to inspire people of the gay community to come out and be proud. there inspiring me to continue to strive for success.. i love u guys to death and remember i am not your 1# fan i am your 1# FRIEND til the end which is 2012 lol j k :):) <3

  12. […] Boiz duo causing stir on YouTube: "Pierre 'PrinceCharming' Phipps and Terrence 'TTgotit' Wilson—Chicago, […]

  13. “… the first gay rappers I’ve seen that have the talent and modern tenacity …”

    You have got to be kidding.

  14. There is also cazwell.

  15. Outspoken queer boys of color are nothing but good for “the movement” in 2011. Solidarity from an older, whiter gay dude.

  16. This was a great article, it needed to be said…..and plus i look amazing in the picture!

  17. […] of the Week: Talk of the rap duo Freaky Boiz took over Queer Corner this week. So in the spirit of the “When in Rome…” […]

  18. Ayana Scott said:

    I Swear I love Dis. Please Cum Up Wit More Raps.. Nd Can Yall Put Da Lyrics Wit Dem? Please nd Thanks

  19. joshalind bowen said:

    I absolutely love them, I wish that people could see past the fact that they are gay and give them credit for being fierce lyrically!!!! They rap better than most of the heterosexual rappers out there!!! I made my husband listen and even he said he hopes they get a deal because they have talent…There is definitely room in the industry for them! I live in the South and sexual lyrics are nothing new! So why is it different because a gay man is rapping about his lifestyle? We dont say anything when this men get on the mic talking about cumming in a girls (b@@@h is really what they say) mouth or running a train on her! Soooo please people get with the times!~

  20. […] Phipps and Terrance “TTgotit” Wilson who burst onto the scene after their YouTube videos went viral and caused a stir because of their explicit lyrics about gay sex. As a joke just to pass a lazy summer day, Phipps and Wilson took to YouTube and wrote a bunch of […]

  21. […] We’ve discussed the lyrics of Freaky Boiz here on Queer Corner before. The issue with Ms. Robinson’s anti-gay diatribes aren’t becasue she disagress with the lyrics. There are many people in the LGBT community who disagree with FB’s explicit descriptions of gay sex. The problem is that she and many other religious leaders like to claim they are not bullies becasue they care about the people their judging and are just trying to save them in the eyes of God. […]

  22. Anonymous said:

    These Dudes def doing their thing…..Lyrics are stupid funny….Im in tears and keep playing them over and over…..I say make more hits and get dat paper.

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  24. NoLoveCity said:

    They Snapped ! ;)
    If Ya Pussy Was A Class You’ll Bee Tardy

  25. I think that the freaky boiz are doing and saying hat a lot of gay and lesbians want to do and say. They have a huge straight fan base as well. These guys possess an amazing level of raw talent that keep fans such as myself drooling in anticipatin of their next hit! I love them and love wha they do and represent.. they’re just keepin in real at all times….

  26. […] Freaky Boiz at PS1 today! Took some shitty photo’s on my phone… everyone danced! I didn’t get […]

  27. Simon Wells said:

    I’m a heterosexual male and I have nothing but love for everyone. I like what these guys are doing. I’m always on the look out for new, fresh talent and I have come across a few gay rappers. The best one to date, hands down, in my opinion, is Anthony Foxxx. Not sure if you’re familiar with him, but you’ll love him. I won’t be surprised if he’s snatched up and signed soon.

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  43. […] up of Pierre “P-Weezy” Phipps and Terrance “TTgotit” Wilson who burst onto the scene after their YouTube videos went viral and caused a stir because of their explicit lyrics about gay sex. As a joke just to pass a lazy summer day, Phipps and Wilson took to YouTube and wrote a bunch of […]

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