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Looking for Poppy’s Transgender Daughter.

Looking for Poppy’s Transgender Daughter.

By Khalil Amani

Khalil Amani is, “Gay Hip-Hop’s Straight Advocate/Spiritual Advisor”—and by extension, a gay rights advocate. My advocacy for the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bi and trans rappers to be heard in mainstream media started way before we ever heard about the Afrika Bambaataa pedophile “shit-uation”—before we ever heard about Poppy and his lunatic ranting against gay people—before his misinformation, hyperbole, rabble-rousing, demagoguery and falsely declaring that homosexuality is gateway sex to pedophilia.

(Khalil Amani & DJ Kay Slay, New York 2008 on Streetsweeper Sirius Satellite Radio with 5 gay rappers)

It is partially because of the work of Khalil Amani in such mediums as The LA Times, Spin Magazine and DJ Kay Slay’s Straight Stuntin Magazine—who was the first hip-hop personality of note, who allowed me to spit my "ism" in his magazine—that we now have gay hip-hop storylines in mass media. “Love & Hip-Hop’s” LA, ATL and Miami shows all have gay storylines. I helped create a climate whereby a gay rapper can become a marketable machine in yesteryear’s overtly hip-hop homophobic landscape. I gave Kanye West the balls to speak out against homophobia at his Madison Square Garden concert in 2008 after presenting him with my book, “Hip-Hop Homophobes…” ( 2007)

After my meeting with Kanye West in 2008 where I presented him with a copy of my book, "Hip-Hop Homophobes..." he spoke out against homophobia. Have a listen!

As straight/heterosexual gay activism goes, Khalil Amani was before President Obama’s cosigning gay people’s right to marry or before the Supreme Court passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2015! History will one day prove that standing with gay rights is standing on the right side of history!

I toot my own horn, lest you think I'm just coming out advocating for gays in the age of Hassan “Poppy” Campbell! He thinks I’m stepping on his pedophile agenda. No nigga! You’re stepping on my gay rights agenda! He thinks I should join forces with him. No nigga! You should join forces with me, especially since you have told the world that you have a son who is now a transgender woman! Where is your daughter? Yes! She is now your daughter and you should respect and honor your child to live in their truth!

Looking for Poppy’s transgender daughter.

Poppy! Do you even know where your daughter is? You can make every excuse as to why you have a transgender daughter! You can blame her transgenderism on her being molested, but you were molested on many, many occasions by a man, Afrika Bambataa and you didn’t turn out gay or transgender, so how can you reduce your daughter’s transgenderism to mere child molestation? Like claiming to have “Stockholm Syndrome,” Poppy is quick to diagnose mental health issues after a quick Google search on these subjects, never talking to a professional.

(Khalil Amani in LA Times on gay rappers 2009)

Child molestation advocacy is not relegated to heterosexual children who are abused at the hands of adults! This is where Poppy has the game all fucked up! A child abuse advocate must be understanding, knowledgeable and empathic towards varying persuasions of sexuality. Not only that! Real child molestation advocates take classes—receive certifications—have specialty knowledge from higher academia (colleges) in which they can apply in helping children who have been sexually abused. Poppy is merely an angry little fellow on YouTube who hasn’t even come to terms with his own transgender daughter—another victim, who according to him, was molested as a child! Has Poppy even seen a specialist—a therapist—a psychologist/psychiatrist himself and dealt with the turmoil of his own molestation? Talking to Dr. Maat over YouTube is not it! (And talking to Dr. Umar Johnson will probably exacerbate his situation!) If not, Poppy has no business taking on the mantle of child molestation advocate! Get help first! Come to grips with the fact that you have a transgender daughter and figure out how to heal that relationship.

(Khalil Amani in Spin Magazine on gay rappers 2009)

As long as a child is not involved in criminality, there should be absolutely no reason for parents and children to not coexist in the same sphere. Love is unconditional. Love is kind. Love is patient. Love compromises. Love considers. Love makes adjustments. Love is greater than any quotes from man's understand of the Divine.

Fact! If my son wanted to transition into a female or my daughter wanted to live her life as a man? I would embrace their right to live in their truth and call them by the appropriate title—son or daughter. It wouldn’t phase me in the least! As long as my child is happy and feels validated and loved by me—that’s the only thing that matters! But not so with Poppy. He is repulsed and disgusted that from his loins, he has a transgender child. He would rather blame it on his child being molested. That’s his easy quick fix to the complicated understanding of transgenderism.

Sex, sexuality and gender assignment are not black or white—either or—and the proof is that some children are born with both genitalia—a dick and a pussy—a hermaphrodite. Is the child male or female? This is only the physical manifestation of gender assignment, but the brain, the internal sexual identity process is the unseen. The process by which the physical makeup is male, but the internal process is female and vice versa.

The proof that Poppy is not ready to advocate for victims of child molestation can be found in his own home. The fact that he and his transgender daughter have no relationship, simply because, as Poppy has said, “He has titties now!”—is proof-positive that he’s not ready to seriously deal with child molestation.

Poppy’s mother loved him through all of his criminality (as a mother should)! Going to jail for various crimes—from stickups to murders—no one disowned Poppy as a son, grandson, brother and nephew, but then, he grows up, comes out against a pedophile named Afrika Bambaataa and all of a sudden, he has stipulations and conditions for loving his child—his transgender daughter! In the words of Jesus, "Thou hypocrite!"

Poppy has convinced himself that, “The Gays” are taking over the world. He has convinced himself that the now-defunct group, NAMBLA, who, after 40 years of advocating man/boy love hasn't been able to enact laws to fuck children is coming to get our underaged sons. Poppy is the quintessential demagogue!

Let it be known that Khalil Amani is looking for Poppy’s transgender daughter! I will do what Poppy refuses to do; That is, succor (comfort) her, lend an ear, be a sounding board, show love and give her sound spiritual advice and be a friend. Poppy’s daughter can be one of Khalil Amani’s adopted gay chirr’ren. I will be the father that she never had! I will not judge her! If anyone knows where this child of God is, let her know that I’m looking to speak with her. If and when that day comes, I will try to mend her relationship with her father, Hassan Campbell, but that can only happen if Hassan can respect his daughter’s right to be. More than that, I will impress upon her, her right to be!

Khalil Amani (left) in Los Angeles (2009) with gay rapper Tori Fixx and transgender rappers, Pam Jones and Foxx Jazell and trans manager (far right).

As Poppy claims that he helps victims of child abuse, Khalil Amani helps victims of homophobia—gay, lesbian and trans people who are victims of their own family’s warped understanding of unconditional love. If Poppy truly wants to be a legitimate advocate for the sexually molested, he’s gotta stop thinking about molestation from a Biblically—Quranic—conscious community—Hebrew Israelite—or Muslim point of view. Child molestation is a social problem, not a religious problem. Fuck your religious understanding!

A day cometh when Poppy will be near death and then—and only then will he realize that being estranged from his transgender child simply because she is transgender was all bullshit! Only in near death will Poppy understand that love trumps all the “isms” and “beliefs” and “religious ideologies” and “socially sexual etiquette.” On that day, he will love his child in whatever form he/she chooses. But that might be too late.

Khalil Amani is "Gay hip-hop's Straight Advocate." A Miami native who writes for, DJ Kay Slay’s Straight Stuntin Magazines. He’s been featured in L.A. Times, Spin Magazine,, DJ Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Sirius XM Radio Show, The Opperman Report, The Biography Channel's, "I Survived a Cult"(2010) and The Biography Channel's, "Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult" (2013). Amani is the author of seven books, including the groundbreaking “Hip-Hop Homophobes…” ( ’07). Amani majored in English and Black Studies at San Diego Mesa College and the University of Nebraska. Follow on IG @khalil_amani, Facebook, Twitter @khalilamani. Email

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