is used to describe the behavior of American Black men who have sex with other men, as well as with women, but who do not identify as gay or bisexual. The term has its origins in African American slang but such behavior is not exclusive to that group. The term was popularized in the late 1990s and after by a series of mainstream media reports emphasizing the danger of such men transmitting AIDS to their unsuspecting female partners.
example: "Of course he's on the DownLow, he's BLACK." ( from urbandictionary.com)
yall should know me by now ,, today was a regular day off consisting of slapping music. for some odd reason i decided to listen to eminem and to my surprise the song " cleaning out my closet " came on. of course i turned it to damnnear the max volume. i sign in to twitter on my pc and NOT to my surprise i start seeing some " suspect shit " ,, you know when a nigga secretly saying he is a booty bandit. right when i seen the suspect shit the chorus of the song came on.
" . . .i said im sorry mama i never meant to hurt you but tonight im cleaning out my closet . . ."
another thing yall should know about me i think everything is gay lol. so i heard the word closet and at the same time was reading that suspect shit ,, and it went together like a fuckin math equation : "closet" + suspect shit ( that gay nigga on twitter) = D.L ,, then DING ,, the lightbulb went off BLOG TIME!! ummm humm nigga imma be talking bout yo undercover sweet crispy cream ass lol. naw bout forreal i feel like this is a topic i shoulda been hit. so here we goooooo : )
so in the last couple of years being gay is becoming more and more open. more females are turning into lesbians and experiencing things with a woman. but what about the men ?? i know everybody remembers the boy in grade school who always played double'dutch or made up dance steps with the girls on the play ground. when he came out in highschool everyone wasnt shocked ,, shit people didnt even care because they already knew. but what about the boys who were the star bball or football players. or the guys who just was hella cute and had all the damn chicks !! why is everyone so surprised when he comes out the closet. shit like i said he had all the chicks lol maybe he wants niggas now lol. this past year my bestfriend devin and i have been a witness to the most downlowish shit ever !! lol its funny to me how guys over due it to try and prove they arent gay but all they do is make themselves look more homo lol.
speaking of funny Aaron McGruder creator of the boondocks has turned the whole downlow shit into a funny ass cartoon. these clips below are basically exposing the d.l side of the rap industry in a damn right funny way. the cartoon also expresses how rap icons influence the youth. todays rappers portray you have to be " thug ,, hard ,, and goon" .. so being gay isnt an option especially for a black man and YOUNG black man at that !!
funny right ? lol but can we blame our young black men tho honestly ?? first its already being hard as a youth black man in america. this goes way back into history during slave times. black male slaves and to be strong and work hard for their masters and if you didnt it i guess it made you less of a man. just like today if you got skinny jeans on your gay. if you dnt have a thug mindset your gay or homo or soft. but what people fail to realize most black men on the d.l were once criminals being thugs living that life and learned homosexual behavior in prison.
our black men get caught in the system because as children they werent taught to be men ,, so they have things in our society like hiphop to look up to . living out plies or lil wayne lyrics ,, getting placed in the new age slave system (prison). picture yourself a man who had got sentenced 10 years in prison. you began to have sexual incounters with a man and enjoyed it ,, do you honestly think you are gonna tell your family ? why not keep it on the downlow right ? i know alot of gay men who desire straight men and feel special if a straight man shares their "homo side" with them. i also know alot of gays who use men on the d.l to their advantage. there are some gay guys who blackmail men in order to get material things or just to feel some such of power because the gay community is sometimes potrayed as weak or under straight people. now there is nothing wrong with keeping secrets and totally nuttin wrong with being bisexual but there is something wrong with it if you decided to harm others. example : having unprotected sex with both your female and male partner. black women are dying everyday and a large reason why is because of these downlow black men. it is not right for a man to have a long term or shit short term female partner who he engages with in sexual intercourse without a condum right after he does the same with another man. its not right whether its a man or female. AIDS is killing black women at an alarming rate. not just because of downlow men. yall know some of yall broads are dumb and be slipping up lol. but it makes me not even want to have a relationship with any man because of the fear . here are some clips from the bet documentary they speak on the dl through every view.
i was on youtube reasearching more stuff about this topic and i came across a young black gay man by the name of yumi who expresses his views on the whole dl epicdemic. . .he also went around ,, such as bet did in the videos above ,, asking people about hoe they felt etc. . .
people especially teenagers ned to understand that sex is dangerous. regardless of who its with itf its unprotected your life is at risk everytime. this blog isnt to just bash men on the down low ( because i know some of yall are reading) ,, but if you protect yourself at all times you will be fine. but this blog to educate my peers and everyone who reads my blog to understand that the downlow is real and many men around you are d.l men and you dont even know. to my men on the downlow understand that it is important to stop living in denial. nobody gives a rats ass if you fucking brad pitt but people do give a damn if you bringin home shit to them. i have two friends that living with hiv right now because of careless mistakes. no one is blam but yourself if you dnt take precaution. the signs are always there. pleaseeee pleassseeee practice safe sex and a lot of it lol ,, shall we meet again ??
before i cutt i want to leave you all with a video of suspect behavior . . .
lol ok i know im wrong for that but shit lol ITS SUSPECT !!