Queen Ifrica's comment on homosexuality: "...we have to fully understand what being gay is before we have a discussion. There needs to be hope, and an acceptance of every individual. I don’t think everybody who is gay truly wants to be gay. I say this because, especially since I wrote the song Daddy, I have been in touch with many gay people who will tell you they have been abused at some time in their life. Until we can sit down and see eye to eye, we should reserve judgment. I would love to sit down and have a televised, public, eye to eye discussion with the gay leaders here. But In Jamaica, we are so hypocritical."
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I just listened to 'Daddy' again & it made me wonder -has Queen Ifrica not done 'Strange Fruit' yet? (http://www.last.fm/music/Nina+Simone/_/Strange+Fruit) This is about as sad. Sure she'd sing it well.