Bobby Moynihan Details Role As Gay White Rapper In "Chozen"

posted Tuesday January 14 ,2014 at 09:15AM CST | 10 comments

Bobby Moynihan Details Role As Gay White Rapper In

"Chozen's" Bobby Moynihan also explains how The Notorious B.I.G.'s work is referenced on the show.

Recently, Method Man made headlines when he denounced critics of his new television series, Chozen, an animated FX comedy about a gay White rapper played by Bobby Moynihan. Moynihan, who is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, recently spoke about his character and the role sexuality plays in the series.

"It's not what the show is about," Moynihan says in an interview with TV Guide. "It's not very heavy-handed on the politics or anything. There's a couple lines in the second episode where he wanders into an LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender] meeting and they're asking him if he's gay or bisexual and he says, 'Why are you trying to label us?' ... I  feel like it's not such a crazy thing anymore and it shouldn't be."

Bobby Moynihan Explains How The Notorious B.I.G.'s Work Influences "Chozen"

Moynihan also said that the series pulled from popular rappers for its show, including work by The Notorious B.I.G. 

"What's that Biggie video where he's in the hot tub and all the girls are dancing around him in bikinis?" Moynihan says in the interview. "There is a lot of making fun of those [videos]. But Chozen's version...is hot dudes in little gold shorts and bear masks."

Method Man, who worked with The Notorious B.I.G. and who appears as Phantasm on the show, recently responded to critics of his work on the program, as reported January 12. The following Twitter posts were made and later deleted by the Wu-Tang Clan emcee.  

Chozen's first episode aired yesterday (January 14) and it can be viewed below, via DDotOmen.

RELATED: Method Man Blasts Critics Of "Chozen" TV Show About Gay White Rapper

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