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05/07/2013 11:27 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Jason Collins' Coming Out Is 'Opening Doors For People,' Says Lil Wayne

Rapper Lil Wayne, who is a huge basketball fan, recently spoke in favor of NBA center Jason Collins coming out during an interview with MTV.

The "No Worries" rapper said that the support Collins received after his public announcement shows that the world is fair.

"It's opening a lot of doors," Wayne said after commenting on the Los Angeles Lakers. "And just to see how many people came to his support and things like that, that's a fair world."

The rapper then went on to encourage others saying, "Be You!", as Pink News notes.

Recently, Collins made history when he came out in an exclusive op-ed piece for Sports Illustrated, making him the first male U.S. athlete in a major professional sport to come out as gay.

A few hip-hop artists have been very vocal about supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as of late. Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky recently said that he respects men who come out, during an interview with Washington D.C.'s WKYS 93.9fm radio station.

"I respect men more for coming out," Rocky said. “They joke on Frank Ocean a lot, but at least he ain’t out here frontin.’" He went on to note, "I respect gay men who identify it and they out with it. I don’t have a problem with gay people at all.”

Last month, hip-hop veteran Snoop Lion said that hip-hop would become more accepting of gay rappers very soon because of the unification going on in the music industry.

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