Kendrick’s ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,’ “Auntie Diaries” has emerged as one of the album’s most talked-about songs.
Lamar is being praised for his support of the trans community on “‘Auntie Diaries.” He speaks about his aunt who became his uncle. Kendrick goes into depth about his challenges and ignorance with his uncle transition. The Compton artist talks about his mistakes using homophobic slurs back in elementary. By the end of the record, Kendrick shows his love for his Uncle and will defend him at all cost.
Check out social media reactions to Kendrick Lamar’s Auntie Diaries.
Yo “Auntie Diaries” could be some REAL barrier-breaking stuff in hip-hop. Kendrick talking openly about his aunt and cousin transitioning and “choosing humanity over religion.”
— Khari Thompson (@kdthompson5) May 13, 2022
Auntie Diaries is the first song in major support of the trans community from a rap artist as big as Kendrick and I can’t voice how happy I am for it
— Agora (@sadboiinfinite) May 13, 2022
no bc straight people are all like “auntie diaries is amazing” and gay people are all like “why did he say f*gg*t” and straight people are explaining to us why it was a good thing. do u see the problem here
— leo thee afro-krakoan (@lefthandedhater) May 13, 2022
Kendrick Lamar dropped Auntie Diaries, a song about trans acceptance & intersectionality, while conservatives across the country are pushing a full on assault on all LGBTQIA+ people & their allies
He didn’t have to do this – he’ll probably get shit for it – but he did
— conure 🐦🖤 (@conureCC) May 13, 2022
We are not about to “cancel” Kendrick over Auntie Diaries. The most powerful man in hip-hop wrote a whole song supporting trans rights and acknowledging the homophobia he participated in. In a genre that has a history of homophobia, this moves the convo in the right direction.
— seth (@sethism_) May 13, 2022
It’s gonna take me a minute to process a song like Auntie Diaries where deadnaming and misgendering will be defended as a raw and honest look at in-artful acceptance ..this is a song made for straight ppl to congratulate themselves for having the ‘conversation ‘
— The Local Sun (@DanieTHBee) May 13, 2022
IN AUNTIE DIARIES KENDRICK IS RAPPING WHEN HE WAS IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL NOT UNDERSTANDING THE F SLUR THINKING IT WAS FOR COMEDY AND NOW AS AN ADULT HE SEES THE HYPOCRISY OF CIS BLACK PEOPLE SAYING THE F SLUR IF THEY DONT LET WHITE PEOPLE SAY THE N WORD.
— bear (@marxistbear) May 13, 2022
If you’re hating on Auntie Diaries cause Kendrick is “being homophobic”, you 100% didn’t understand the song
— Mohamad 💤 (@MoTierLists) May 13, 2022
auntie diaries is beautiful. kendrick isn’t being homophobic at all, he’s speaking on his ignorance and struggles with accepting his trans auntie. he’s telling a story about his personal growth while also publically showing support for the lgbt community.
— ✰ ndi yaz ✰ (@ndiiyaz) May 13, 2022
Auntie Diaries about to have y’all outraging without context but it’s an Ode to Kendrick’s trans family member, from ignorance on the matter to being apologetic of his own actions.
— Valter 🧗🏽 (@BornHillsOnly) May 13, 2022