But those saying its about AIDS, this was in 1975 and according to the website AVERT (the AIDS timeline part)----Western scientists and doctors remain ignorant of the growing epidemic - See more at: (this comes from the 70's section), it wasn't until 81 that docs became aware----so I highly doubt this was about AIDS.
Because he chose a cover version, 'I Shot The Sheriff', by introducing reggae music to the world and released as a single and became a big hit at that time. What he followed was that he paid attention to the song itself 'I Shot the Sheriff', especially the lyrics of the song, I think. Because the lyrics was very impressive and he wanted to write a song like this. This theme of no one caring about him, is not only a huge theme in the song- but also in Freddie''s real life.
So every musician was surprised and followed him by picking up reggae as new music into their album. And I think that he wrote a song 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. It says that ' I have to run because I shot the sheriff.' On the other hand,'Bohemian Rhapsody', it goes like this. He didn't believe he was as special as he really was, which is very sad when you think about it..."Too late, my time has come.
This already gives us so much insight into how he had been feeling.
But at this time- as far as we know, he hadn't been in any male relationships.
I must get insideto shake that Yabba Dabba Dew off my lilly! If you think about this story, and you then listen to Bo Rap's lyrics- they may tie in together. The "man" that is killed could represent Freddie's old, straight, innocent self who was in love with Mary. Shall we do some line by line interpretations as examples of what I mean?