Syd The Kyd On Closeted Celebs, The Internet and Being Called A Lesbian

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And the quote of the day goes to….Syd The Kyd. You may remember her from her video for “Cocaine” (as 1/2 of The Internet) which I described as the worst date ever, but her views on closeted celebrity lesbians just made.me.holler:

“There’s Alicia Keys, who’s married to Swizz Beats – we know that shit ain’t real. You got Queen Latifah kissing Common in movies. Missy Elliott saying she don’t wanna hang with bitches. You know she loves her some bitches.”

Damn girl. Well when has Syd ever minced words? She also has some choice words on being called a lesbian:

“I hate the word ‘lesbian.’ Or ‘pussy.’ Or even like, ‘thespian.’ They’re just awkward words! If you know me you might hear me say the word ‘gay,’ or something. I’d much rather say gay than lesbian. Not only that, but I don’t know if I’d kick it with a group of lesbians anyway.”

Gay, lesbian, whatever—she’s young, crazy talented and we love her. Check out more excerpts from LA Weekly’s cover story on the duo here. And if you haven’t downloaded their album Purple Naked Ladies yet, well then you are kinda losing. See what I mean with the below behind-the-scenes video featuring Quadron and The Internet in the studio:

above image: The Internet, left: Matt Martian, right: Syd The Kid