Those are the words of former “gangsta” rapper turned gospel artist Samantha Coleman as she talks about the upcoming release of her debut gospel and rap album “For Such A Time As This.”
Set for release on September 12 via the Atlanta based music label Glory With Volume Records, Samantha Coleman, formerly known as “DaGanksta,” says that she is looking forward to seeing what God has in store for her with her new album.
“It has been a very patient journey, but I believe that this is God’s appointed time to introduce my message of deliverance to the world and I am excited about the souls that will be reached through the music and lyrics on the CD.”
Known as "DaGanksta," a hardball rapper from “da Dirty South,” Coleman was on the fast track to rap superstardom. She says she was one of the first females with a hardcore, southern street flow straight out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She allegedly recorded her first rap song in 1993, and subsequently released a maxi single titled Da Ganksta Commin at Cha.
She said that at the age of 22, it seemed like everything was going great for her, but on the inside, her same sex attractions were screaming for control.
"I was dealing with an issue on the inside," said Coleman. "My family really didn’t know. But, anyone who could see spiritually would have known that the spirit of homosexuality was plaguing my life."
"I dated guys, trying to be normal but I remained attracted to women. The spirit of sexual perversion had taken over my mind. At the age of twenty, I began to date a woman. Soon we were living together. I was living my life as a man providing for his woman. I had many problems with family and friends, but they just had to accept what I was."
She says that one day while she was working in her music store, rap mogul Master P.’s cousin – an evangelist – happened to walk into the store. In her testimony, Coleman tells what happened that day and how her life changed from that moment forward. She regularly ministers to young people and discusses her past homosexual life.
Sounds like the female version of Donnie McClurkin if you ask me.
I don’t care if you want to go from gangsta rapper to holier than thou gospel artist, but when you try to vilify an entire community for your decisions, well then that merits comment.
There is nothing sexually perverted about being attracted to the same-sex and if things were the way Samantha claims they were, she’s definitely a lesbian who is now living a life that is untrue to who she really is.
Instead of becoming a gospel artist that celebrates everyone in “God’ Kingdom,” Samantha has chosen to go the same route as Donnie and denounce all gays and the so-called gay lifestyle in the process. Further proving my point that she really is a lesbian struggling with her love of God and her love of women.
I had never heard of Samantha Coleman or “DaGanksta” before last week and for that matter neither had Yahoo!, Google, or MSN, so I doubt that much will be made of her debut gospel CD. However, just the mere fact that she would use her album release as a tool to spread homophobia has infuriated me enough to write this post.
As I have said all along, my experience has shown that the people who are the most homophobic also tend to be dealing with their own issues about their sexuality. People who are comfortable with their sexuality usually don’t care as much about other people’s sexuality. Which leads me to an obvious question. Is Samantha Coleman a.k.a. DaGanksta still gay?