The Story of Gangstalicious 2
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|"The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2"|
|The Boondocks episode|
Riley insisting that he is "the most not gay nigga, of all the not gay niggas in the whole universe"
|Episode no.||Season 2
|Directed by||Dan Fausett|
|Written by||Aaron McGruder
|Original air date||February 4, 2008|
"The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2" is an episode of the Adult Swim animated television series The Boondocks. The episode aired on February 4, 2008, and is the last episode from the second season to air in the United States.
The episode begins with a disclaimer similar to Part 1:
|“||The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual gay-ass rappers is coincidental.
Seriously, we're not talking about anybody at all. The rapper you think we're talking about, we're not talking about him.
In fact, as far as we know, no rapper in the history of rap music has ever kissed another man or fondled another man's goodies.
Dictated, not read. The Management.
A flashback recaps the earlier episode "The Story of Gangstalicious", but only to the point of Gangstalicious being kissed. The scene moves to Riley and Huey watching 106 & Park. A music video is introduced and played called "Homies over Hoes". The video focuses much on obvious homosexual imagery and themes. Huey tries to point this out to Riley, but Riley denies both that Gangstalicious is gay and that he even was kissed by a man. Riley is convinced the kiss he saw was only a dream. Huey is skeptical and the theme song is played.
The scene shifts to two rappers called MC Booty B and Homo D that appear on the segment "I Love Gay Rappers". They talk about how the world was not ready for an openly gay rapper when they came out in the 1980s.
Gangstalicious goes on TV to promote his new clothing line. Riley is then seen with a box of sexually ambiguous, feminized clothes from the line, sent to him by Gangstalicious. Huey questions Riley as to why a grown man would be so gracious to an eight year old, theorizing that Gangstalicious is expressing his gratitude to Riley for not outing him. Nevertheless, Riley denies Gangstalicious being gay and explains why he thinks the clothes are not effeminate.
Much to the chagrin of Granddad, Riley starts to walk, talk, and dress like his favorite rapper, Gangstalicious. Riley arranges for rappers Thugnificent, Flo-Nominal, and Macktastic to collaborate with Gangstalicious on a remix of his new hit song, "Homies over Hoes." Gangstalicious then questions Riley on whether he'll keep his secret safe. Riley has no idea what he's talking about, while Gangstalicious assumes that Riley is acting as if he knew nothing.
Meanwhile, Granddad and Uncle Ruckus begin to spy on Riley, concerned that he may be turning gay. First he tries at various attempts to do activities he likes to snap out of his behavior; Cindy (from the episode "Ballin") arrives, but he does not regress to his old self. They even go as far as to hire A Pimp Named Slickback to give Riley a talk about the birds and the bees. The pimp fails to reach Riley, however. Granddad becomes frantic, and tells Huey that he may have to get his own room due to these developments.
Despite Huey's insinuations, and the mounting evidence to the contrary, Riley still remains in denial about Gangstalicious being gay, mostly due to the belief that such an admission would make himself gay by association. The truth is revealed when Jessica "Wonder Cheeks" Ethelburg, a former rap music dancer, publishes a tell-all book that skirts any euphemism and says directly that Gangstalicious is indeed gay, but Riley vehemently denies this accusation.
Once word gets out, the Lethal Interjection crew quickly abandon their plan to work with Gangstalicious (unable to even face him, they pretend not to be home when he arrives). Meanwhile, Riley finally concedes that his favorite rapper is gay. When Riley earnestly asks his brother if the friendship with Gangstalicious makes him gay as well, Huey agrees. Riley then begins to weep openly, as Huey confesses quietly that he took the cheap shot so that he could get his own room. Granddad comes in and consoles Riley as Riley continues to weep in despair at his "discovery" about himself.
Later, Riley confronts Gangstalicious in front of Thugnificent's darkened mansion (the Lethal Interjection crew continue to hide, waiting for Gangstalicious to leave) and asks him directly if he is gay. At this point the episode cuts back to MC Booty B and Homo D, addressing the question of whether a gay rapper will ever be accepted. They say that the first step will be for somebody to willingly come out of the closet. It then cuts back to Gangstalicious and Riley. Gangstalicious, thinking quickly, denies being gay. He points out that Lincoln kissed him when he was tied up, and that he is not gay at all. Riley readily accepts this as truth and laughs off the whole thing.
The episode ends without resolution as to whether the exposé did in fact kill Gangstalicious' rap career. However, Gangstalicious does appear in a music video in the Season 3 episode "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman".
The episode features the song "Rock And Roll Gangster" by the 1970s soul group Aalon.