Rapper DPhil Creates ‘XY’ Movement
Daryll Duane Philips, a straight 19-year-old rapper from Dallas who goes byDPhil Spanglishman, has created the XY Movement, which encourages men to get in touch with their feminine sides by donning lipstick and other items, like floral print tights, typically worn by women.
Below is the interview he gave to The News 33:
“A lot of people feel like a lot of colors or tight clothes is homosexual. I feel like it’s more of an expression of me,” said XY Movement creator Daryll Duane Philips II.
“The only obstacles are in your mind, that’s the way I feel. I had to break down those barriers in my mind to where I was just confident enough to do it,” said Philips.
He’s started what he calls the XY Movement. It’s an attempt to blur gender lines a little further. “The first time I stepped out of the house, I was nervous, I’m not going to lie,” he said. He uses social media to spread his message and he says it’s catching on.
“Actually on Twitter, this guy, I looked at this picture and he had on lipstick and he was like yeah man, I did it to support what you`re doing. I was like man that`s crazy,” said Philips.
He has girlfriend whose learned to embrace it too. “It’s fine. I wear lipstick. He wears lipstick. We share lipstick,” said Philips’ girlfriend Joy Nguyn. Despite the comments her friends and family share. “I get mostly negative comments, oh he’s gay, that`s not cute. Guy`s shouldn’t wear lipstick or tights, but I really don`t care,” said Nguyn.
Philips says he’s just in touch with his feminine side. “I believe I’m 40 percent female, basically because of my emotions. I’m a very emotional person. Very emotional,” he said. And thinks other men should be too. “Everyone has a soft spot. I just embrace both sides,” said Philips.